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UXPALA - User Experience Professionals Association of LA Message Board › Mobile UX: Prototyping Tool

Mobile UX: Prototyping Tool

Michelle M.
user 7520663
Los Angeles, CA
Post #: 1
Do you have recommendations on a prototyping tool specific to mobile devices
that has the following criteria?

1. Collaboration features
2. Ability to deploy prototype in any mobile device as an output
3. Hosting can either be an internal/external
Mario N.
MarioNoble
Los Angeles, CA
Post #: 8
When you say prototype are you referring to a click through prototype or something more robust?

I've heard good things about https://www.flinto.co...­ and https://www.marvelapp...­. http://www.invisionap...­ might do the trick as wel. For these "click thru" wireframes/prototypes, you'll probably need to mock up a layout that works for each form factor because they're just images; although simply scaling up or down might work for you. http://balsamiq.com/w...­ also produce a click thru pdf that can be shared across devices. Their online tool lets you collaborate. I really like it for quick ideation.

For more detailed interactions, which produce basic adaptive html, you would probably want to go with http://www.axure.com/...­ in conjunction with their online service Axshare. It is the most pricey upfront option, though I get the impression that it's also becoming the desktop standard for wire framing and prototyping.

http://uxpin.com/...­ is a completely online tool. I've had mixed results with it, in particular with regards to exporting annotations/notes, but I'm sure they're improving all the time.

http://www.hotgloo.co...­ has also been around a while. It didn't do what I needed a few years ago but I'm positive that it's improved as well...

Just my two cents.
Shash
shashp12
Los Angeles, CA
Post #: 5
A Mac option that I rely on heavily is
http://www.antetype.c...­

I wouldn't call it particularly collaborative as those sessions typically happen on a whiteboard or with a single keyboard "driver" in review sessions, but you can export a set of HTML files & link and the libraries includes several "skins" for various device looks/feels. I hope it helps!
Michelle M.
user 7520663
Los Angeles, CA
Post #: 2
Thanks Mario and Sasha for your input! I use balsamiq currently, works for web but its harder to show the interactions for mobile.
Michelle M.
user 7520663
Los Angeles, CA
Post #: 3
Sketch 3 looks promising for mobile prototyping.
Mario N.
MarioNoble
Los Angeles, CA
Post #: 9
thanks for the links guys! I'll check them out :)

I've been playing around with Macaw for RWD as well and mean to check out Webflow and Froont too.
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