Pixate’s mobile design platform has officially launched to the public after its closed beta period, giving designers the ability to create native, complex mobile app prototypes visually, without writing a single line of code. The platform’s visual approach allows both novice and professional users to view and tweak application interactions, flow and animation in real time while editing on iOS and Android devices, to create an experience that fits their needs.
When creating a prototype, users have access to multiple layers, interactions and prompts, allowing them to create experiences with native, intuitive gestures like dragging, tapping, pinching, rotating, long presses, and double taps. This goes along with the platform’s support for complex animations, which provide movement and “life,” as users interact using those gestures.
“Mobile applications have moved well beyond static designs. Motion, rich interactions, and seamless transitions are the defining features of well-designed, successful modern apps,” said Paul Colton, co-founder and CEO of Pixate, in a statement.
“We’ve built a completely new kind of product that makes designing these rich mobile interactions extremely easy. With Pixate, there are no more approximations and no more guessing how interactions and animations will work once the app is built. Pixate lets designers communicate complex concepts rapidly and easily, then focus on the precise details and define exactly what they and any stakeholders want.”
Pixate is currently being used by many top design teams, including Yahoo, Twitter, Snapchat, Pandora, Lyft, Salesforce and Pinterest. In a future update, users will be able to import their own assets and layouts from Photoshop and Sketch, among other new features.
Pixate is available starting at $10 per month, per user, for the Personal Edition of the service. A Team Edition is also available, and an Enterprise Edition is coming soon. More information on the platform, and access to a free 30-day trial, is available on Pixate’s website.