Prototyping isn’t a new thing that you do before you start working on any idea or project. Sometimes, this prototype is in your mind, and sometimes it’s on paper. But with the advancements in technology, mobile app prototyping or other types of prototyping can be done on a computer. Here I am going to share with you a tool that you can use to create your Android App Prototypes or iPhone App Prototype for your next mobile application development.
If you’re interested in Android Application development, here are a few articles that might interest you.
- What is Android Studio and why should you start using it today
- How to Move your Android projects from Eclipse to Android Studio
- Creating your first Android Application, the classic “Hello World!”
Mobile App Prototyping Basics
If you’re unaware of the fundamental of prototyping your next application, here are a few things to help you understand. A prototype is essentially an initial version of any project that you are building, be it a mobile application or a car. Everything needs prototyping because it helps us to put our thoughts about that product out and discuss with our team members and finalize on the final product. Then, keeping the prototype in mind, the final product is built and designed. There are various tools available to help you with prototyping your product, different tools for different types of prototypes.
Using Pixate for Mobile App Prototyping
Pixate is a software application which focusses on mobile app prototyping. It used to be a paid service, but since Google purchased it on 21st of July 2015, it is available for free to everyone. There is a paid package as well, but it is for more advanced developers, which allows cloud backups and team interactions on the design. The application is available for Windows and Mac, both free of cost. It is a very neat tool to get started with Android App Prototyping or your iPhone App Prototyping.
Here is a look at the Pixate App on Windows for developing Android Apps.
Pixate is an application that works in a pretty interesting way. Pixate has its own Android and iOS app that you can install on your phone, and then have your laptop and mobile connected to the same WiFi network. Then, when you design a prototype, you can push it to your mobile device and have a real-life look at what it would look like. This is by far the best feature that this tool provides and I completely love it.
Download Pixate from the official Website for your Windows PC or Mac by clicking here.
This is an interesting tool that I’ve used in the past for a single project, but now since it is available for free, this is going to be my most commonly used prototyping software when designing mobile apps, specifically Android Apps. If you use a different software or tool for prototyping your apps, do let me know in the comments section below. It is nice to learn about new tools that get the work done. Also, don’t forget to follow Slash Coding on Social Media so that you don’t miss out on any updates from us.