Origami Live Launched for iOS by Facebook
Little over a year ago, Facebook introduced Origami – a free tool that allows users to create interactive UI designs. The productive tool is now available for iOS as announced by Facebook. That’s not all, there is also a new version for Mac users. Facebook said in a blog post Tuesday:
Origami Live is a new app that lets you use your Origami prototypes on your iPhone or iPad. Alongside it, we’re releasing Origami 2.0, which has a lot of new features, including code exporting, powerful gesture support, Sketch integration, presentation mode, and more.
Origami Live can be installed from the App Store and will let you interact with your prototypes immediately on iPad and iPhone. You can also try new and innovative ideas by using device sensors and multi-touch features. All of your creations can be adjusted and tuned according to your liking, and you can do all this without writing a single line of code.
As for Origami 2.0, it is for more advanced creations; you’re working on a high-fidelity version of the final build. Once you have created something you like, you and your engineers can “make the real product look and feel like the prototypes.”
This is usually a very time-consuming process, in which the designer creates many detailed specs and the team spends time iterating to get the product to be close to the prototype. Often, the product doesn’t quite match the prototype in the end. In Origami 2.0, we’re solving this problem with a new feature called Code Export.
Some improvements are also made to the Presentation Mode. You can see your prototype in full-screen mode with rich backgrounds and touch features on an iPad or iPhone. There is also a new feature called Sketch Integration, a new plug-in that will make it much easier for you to keep all prototypes updated with latest visuals.
All your prototype assets can be updated to latest visuals with a press of a button. If you use Photoshop, Origami also supports live links to Photoshop files.
Head over to the official announcement page to know more.