April 12, 2010 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Dublin, Ireland - Announcing that StencilsApp.com, the developers of Stencils App Modeller, has released a new app. The application offers a revolutionary new program that allows users to develop app prototypes and mockups, right on their iDevices and without any special skills. Creations can be shared and downloaded by others for testing and feedback, or sent for development. Yes, there's an App for designing Apps.
Identifying a need is usually the inspiration for any new product and Stencils App Modeller is no exception. "Once, while attending a meeting of scientists in Cambridge, UK, we heard one of them comment on the difficulty for a non-programmer to create and display an iPhone app idea on the phone," explains StencilsApp.com co-owner, Sameer Baroova. "This struck us as a good gap to fill in the iPhone app market as there were no other apps available to prototype or even mockup ideas on an iPhone."
From that conversation and idea, developers designed and created an application that fills the gap perfectly. Once completed, they used it for their own business to share new concepts, get feedback on prototypes and test functions. Users can now access these same tools.
No special developing or graphic design skills are necessary for utilizing this app to the fullest. It uses touch screen technology and all work can be undone or redone until the user gets the look and function they're after. The application provides free templates, icons and even completed sample projects to assist users in developing their own app ideas. There is a detailed, context-sensitive help section included, which is great for first timers.
App mock-ups and prototypes can be shared from within Stencils App Modeller via email, FaceBook post or Twitter notification. Other Stencils users can download the creation for free and offer feedback and suggestions, which are especially helpful for future or continued development. Those serious about getting a product on the market will have an easier time expressing what they want to a developer because the user is able to supply a good mock-up or prototype for reference.
* Create and play sketches that emulate complete applications
* Use all standard iPhone widgets
* Draw additional elements with the included drawing tools
* Import images from user Photo Library
* Configure actions for all common touch gestures
* Undo and redo every operation
* Rotate the device to design a landscape screen
* Save screenshots of the designed screens to your Photo Library
* Publish app projects online and share them over email, Facebook or Twitter
* Download app sketches shared by other users
* Password protect shared projects
* Comes with a library of free, reusable screen templates, sample projects and more than 200 icons
* Contains a detailed, context-sensitive help system
* In-app purchases available for saving additional projects or upgrading to Pro
Projects can be saved to the Stencils server. One project save is included in the price, with in-app purchases available for sharing projects, or to upgrade to the Pro version, which allows for saving multiple projects and free sharing. For developers with many ideas who plan on using the app heavily, the Pro version of the app is a good deal for only an additional $2.99.
According to Baroova, "Our target market was people who have an idea for an iPhone app, want to prototype it very quickly and iterate the design on an iPhone itself"." They accomplished their mission. There is now an App for that and it's called Stencils App Modeller.
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 2.3 MB
Pricing and Availability
Stencils App Modeller 1.1 is only $9.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
StencilsApp.com developers have a decade of experience in the mobile industry, producing excellent products for some impressive clients. Quality remains the StencilsApps' prime objective as they expand into the iPad market. Copyright (C) 2010 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover & Edward Turner. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.