Pay attention designers and developers: One of your new favorite tools is just a few clicks away.
MockingBot is an online platform and app which helps you to build interactive mobile app wireframes and prototypes in few minutes.
Let’s take a look at the tools and how it can help you on a daily basis.
What is Mockingbot?
MockingBot is an online tool that specializes in building mobile app wireframes and prototypes. It allows you to create any prototype for Android and iOS devices. In a well-organized workspace, you can quickly create a prototype without having to write a single line of code.
With MockingBot, you can easily create a clickable prototype for mobile application and collaborate with your team members. It has an organized and Streamlined workspace. Mainly app is focused on the establishment of iOS and Android projects, but it also offers you to use custom sized layouts.
Why Should You Try MockingBot?
There are countless wireframe and prototype tools around the web. Some are free, and some are premium. The biggest question is why you should try MockingBot and is it the best tool for building interactive mobile apps?
This online tool helps you save time and create the prototypes much faster. Also, the secondary focus is on collaboration with your team members. No need to send screenshots or use other tools; just add a team member to your project. All users can select screen gestures and transitions, color themes, test application on the device, and create as many screens as you need. It also has built-in templates.
MockingBot involves object templates, predefined widgets, and combos, which can be blended into your projects with simple drag and drop moves.
As I said before, you can share the individual project with other team members, but the tool can also generate a URL, which allows viewing the prototype in a web browser. However, they cannot edit or make changes.
If you can to test the prototype on your Android or Apple device, MockingBot can generate a QRcode. That code can be scanned with the device’s camera. It allows you to present your work and get feedback from others.
My favorite part of MockingBot is it allows you to create your object and combo templates. But don’t forget, you can use only built-in widgets.
I talked about some features at the beginning. Now, let’s look at the main features.
Here’s a list of the features of how MockingBot can help you:
- iOS App: You can download MockingBot app to your iPhone or iPad. It allows you to play all your projects on the device. (Download the app here.)
- Window/Mac App: You can download MockingBot app to your MacBook or Windows laptop (32/64bit). With it, you can create prototypes offline.
- Embed Your App: You can embed your app into the forum of MB or any other web page.
- Screen Switching: You can quickly switch screens and select text copies using the sharing and preview mode.
- Team Support: It allows you to work on the same project with your team members.
- Animation With Screen States: This feature allows you to create animation with state transition of the same screen.
- Icon Library: MockingBot’s icon library has over 100 icons for your next project.
- All Screens in One Place: It’s one of the biggest features of MockingBot. You can view the full workflow, edit it and share the URL of flows.
- Ruler: Most of the tools have it. However, with this one, you can hover your mouse anywhere within the area to see the current location with unit (x and y).
- Rich Text Editor: With a simple double click, you can open the text editor. You can change text color, choose bold, italic or set other styles.
- Picture Filter: It allows you to adjust graphical effects like blurring, brightness and more.
- Customized Name: Now you can easily rename the states.
- Material Design Shadow Support: With it, you can create the FAB by selecting Android demo.
- Guide: MockingBot provides short guides about all the basics you need to know before using it.
- Forum: It has a forum, where you can ask questions and discuss with other people, team members or MockingBot.
- Blog: MockingBot has a blog. Where you can find tutorials, latest news and answer to FAQ.
MockingBot has five plans, so you can find the one that best suits your needs. Whether you are a freelancer and working with other freelancers or an agency with over 20+ members, there is a plan to suit your needs.
Free Plan: This plan is only for one user. You can create an unlimited number of public projects, and others can view all of them. With it comes online preview and 100MB of image storage. With this plan, you are not allowed to export HTML5 Zip, PNG or Android APK files.
Pro Plan ($5/month or $49/year): This plan is also only for one user. The biggest difference between the Free & Pro plans is that you can export HTML5 Zip, PNG or Android APK files and you will get 10GB of image storage.
Startup Plan ($25/month or $249/year): It allows you to have five collaborations, gives you all the features, plus 100GB of image storage.
Standard Plan ($50/month or $499/year): It’s very similar to the Startup Plan, except with this plan, you can have up to ten collaborations.
Enterprise Plan ($249/month or $2499/year): You will get all the features and up to 50 collaborations 1000GB (1TB) of image storage.
If you want to ask for a discount or special price you can contact MockinBot support.
Personally, I tried only a few wireframe tools in a past. However, MockingBot was my latest choice because of its simplicity and quickness. I was able to work with my team members, drag and drop files, and view the full workflow in just a few minutes. I tried only a free plan, but it’s a good fit for a freelancer or just for trying the tool.
I think it’s an excellent tool for small companies or agencies. It has many features and every few weeks, you can find new features or bug fixes, which helps you to move forward on your projects.
You can try MockingBot for free. Take it for a spin today!