I’ve been using the Popapp mobile app a lot for prototyping mobile apps. H/T to Vinko Grgic from Jayride for the discovery. Its quick and easy to use. You can take a photo of a hand drawing sketch, upload the image, and turn it into a interactive prototype. You do this by selecting an area and linking it to another screen. I love using this product. I can make a clickable interactive prototype in minutes using popapp.
Its a startup based in Taiwan that is part of latest 500startups batch. Looks like they are raising $1m, and have $450k committed already:
The ability to upload PNG files doesn’t work very well yet, but I found a way to use it by saving attachments from my email to the camera roll/library. Then I can access them via Popapp. According to their FAQ they are adding in a better way to do that. I’ve also written them an email advising them to hurry up as well as its a much needed feature!
Its free to use for 20 projects if you select the early bird icon in paid plans section. They do plan to introduce paid plans in the future.
Also check out this product https://moqups.com. Its a HTML5 tool to do wireframing. Its very lightweight. I use it almost every day and its very good. It has screens for mobile apps as well as widgets, buttons, icons.
Its easier to use than Balsamiq, Omnigraffle, Visio etc… I didn’t hesitate to upgrade to the paid version. They rolled out a bunch of new features a few months ago, including the ability to collaborate which was sorely needed. Its free to use for 2 active projects.
H/T to my co-founder James Drucza for this find.
I’m out like sketching,