With old Balsamiq mockups (edited with BM < 2.0) files, we had an issue the positioning of the iScreen element : a 10,10 offset is present. So we have sold this in version 1.0 of LiveMockupsMaker.
Since 2.0, the issue is no more present, so we don’t need to correct the offset. So we have removed this offset correction in our 1.0.2 version. Be sure to open, modify & save your old mockups (to have the mockup file be corrected) if you use this version.
Our LiveMockups app is know available on the AppStore. Go to the downloads page to get LiveMockupsMaker for your platform (OS X, Win, Linux & other java supported) to generate some LiveMockups files. The how to page present you the features of this app (with short videos), and how to transfer generated LiveMockups files to your devices.
Let’s open this blog to talk about our simple idea behind LiveMockups, and to demonstrate how this App works. First of all, we are a small french company that develop mobile applications, so we need to make user interfaces adapted for mobile devices (small screen…).
Designing user-interface is pretty simple nowadays , there are many tools available (open source or not). As we have been surprised by the Balsamiq Mockups tool, we choose to use it because the pencil rendering is very close to what we can do using paper. This app is also very simple to use, so many people can design user interfaces.
As we think that such a tool is very useful for making better applications, we got the idea (others may have got it before) to test mockups chaining directly onto our devices. It is possible from an interactive pdf generated by Balsamiq, but it’s not sufficient for us. So we take the time to write some code for that.