Developer: River SRL

Current Version: 1.1.3

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 3 MB - Download


Prototypes is the best way to share and test your iPhone App mockups. Turn your still mockup images from Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks (anything!) into a tappable prototype that runs on iPhone and iPod Touch.

Prototypes helps you…
• Test designs on your iPhone; Are the tap targets right? Does the IA make sense? Do people 'get it'? Find out!
• Get feedback from a client/boss/coworker on mockups they can try in seconds, anywhere in the world
• Demo an app idea to a potential customer or investor before it even exists
• Iterate quickly on App ideas, no code required

If you're a designer, a developer or an 'ideas guy', Prototypes can help. And the fully-integrated hosting means you don't need anything else in order to share your mockups with one, or a hundred people.

• Rapid construction using connectable hotspots of app flow
• Transition animations between screens for that familiar look and feel
• Completely integrated creation and uploading of Prototypes web apps that run on iPhone and iPod touch
• One click sharing on, fast and secure prototype hosting is included (30 days per prototype)
• Support for 1x and 2x (retina) mockups. You can even drag a PSD file directly :)

Try the results yourself:
1. Point your iPhone or iPod touch to
2. Follow installation instructions
3. Enter PIN 1234 5678
4. Tap through the mockup!

Think of the effort, design and development work you can save when everyone on your team (and your clients) can experience the prototype. Prototypes has more great features planned and, like any professional tool, will continue to develop with your valued feedback.

Reactions to Prototypes

Honestly, I’m totally freaking out about how incredibly cool and useful this is. — Lukas Mathis,
I have been waiting for Prototypes since the iPhone was released — Dom Leca, Sparrow,
No Code, No Problem. Prototypes Turns Ideas Into Working Apps. — Darrell Etherington,
Just fired off the link to my prototype to my client, and he was blown away — Josh Fallon,
It's simply the best tool of its kind that I've encountered. Clients just "get it." — Blake Sirach,


Release Notes:

New in 1.1.3:
• Fixed a bug loading older 1.0 files containing only 1x assets
• Fixed a bug that broke copy/paste from Fireworks (and other apps that include a PICT in the clipboard)

New in 1.1:
• Minimum required version is now MacOS X Lion version 10.7 (text in the UI is smoothed on 10.8)
• Fixed several issues that showed up on retina displays
• Fixed excessive CPU usage that could happen in some circumstance
• Fixed a bug where images not at 72 DPI would be improperly imported
• Fixed a bug where images at non-standard sizes would be improperly scaled
• Added retina graphics
• Added drag and drop reordering of source view items
• Added keyboard navigation for thumbnail view
• Added support for full screen mode of the Prototypes Mac app
• Added automatic image reload when original file is changed (10.7.4+)
• Sprinkled some UI polish
• Enabled source view resizing (10.8 only)
• Enabled document autosave and versioning
• Enabled application sandboxing


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by dmadray

An Awesome App! - This is a great app. It's quite useful and makes demoing an app more possible sooner. That can lead to some really good things. I do have some suggestions: 1. Allow users to update the mockups. It seems like I have to remove and add new mockup if I made a small change, that's not effecient. 2. A way for users to copy and paste hotspots. With that, it can speed up repetitive hotspots especially if the data is copied over as well. 3. Everytime you have to enter code, that's great but give a way for users to select previous codes for quick viewing. This is a killer if demoing ones app to an investor. How lame would it be to have him waiting as you try to plug your code in which would have to be written somewhere. I think those are the 3 top suggestions that I think would improve the productivity of the app. Love it though.

Found helpful by 10 out of 10 people
Version 1.1.3
Review by ProPhotog293

This product has been abandoned - Save your money. It had potential, but it hasn’t had an update in over two years.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1.3
Review by immediately

no iPhone5 - Wish I hadn't bought this before checking out their iPhone app: it's January 2013 and they STILL don't yet support iPhone5.

Found helpful by 25 out of 26 people
Version 1.1.3
Review by .joe

Still dont supporter iPhone 5 - Common people.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 1.1.3
Review by SteeleNivenson

March 2013 no 640x1136 screen support (iPhone 5) - As of March 24th 2013 this app doesn't support screens at the iPhone 5 resolution of 640x1136 at 326 ppi. Not worth buying if you are doing any work targeting the most current hardware. This limitation along with the price makes this app overvalued.

Found helpful by 12 out of 12 people
Version 1.1.3
Review by novonic

Good, but can be improved - Needs iPhone 5 and iPad support badly… and a way to retain pins on device so I don't have to type them in everytime. Also more transitions (fade, flip). Otherwise super useful app!

Found helpful by 12 out of 14 people