Real-Time Mobile App UX Tool Goes Beta
Fuse announced its tool for real-time mobile app UX collaboration between developers and designers is now available for download following a closed beta.
"For the first time, using a markup language and unique visual tools, mobile developers and designers can create and update the look and feel of their apps on multiple devices in real time, and then output production-ready code for both iOS and Android," the Oslo, Norway-based company said of the tool that has been in a one-year closed beta.
CEO Anders Lassen said in a blog post that the closed beta program provided user feedback indicating the tool provided intuitive prototyping -- emitting native code instead of static slideshows or GIFs -- that he termed a huge improvement over way today's apps are generally made.
The company said developer/designer collaboration of an app's UI/UX is even more important to help companies ensure their mobile wares stand out in the crowded iOS and Android app stores, which reportedly increased by 50 percent in size last year.
Developers can sign up for the Fuse beta program here.
David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.