Finally, a better way to comp apps.
The Realizer lets you create your very own presentation prototypes of iPhone and iPad apps. Hence the name Realizer- because it actually enables you to realize something.
With the help of our partners Nascent Digital, we initially designed the Realizer for ourselves- as a way to better communicate our vision when presenting app concepts to clients. That proved very successful. So successful in fact, that we felt it a shame not to share this app with the rest of the community. Yep, we’re pretty giving like that.
With the Realizer, you can start building from a simple sketch or take it a step further with a tighter, more finished photo comp. Either way, the Realizer turns your traditional app presentation into an interactive one - resulting in a more rewarding user experience. And the best part? The Realizer is dead simple to use and it’s free. Which means any art director, designer, strategist, or even your most technically challenged client can build their own prototype app in minutes.
Whose life have we just made easier?
Art directors, designers, developers, strategists, and anyone else from an agency pitching iPhone or iPad apps to clients.
For those pitching or building apps for clients- or even themselves, for that matter.
Developers and UX designers prototyping and testing interaction concepts. Yeah, those guys.
For those who enjoy brainstorming possible app ideas just for kicks.
Creating a prototype is as easy as 1-2-3-4.
1. Build your app prototype.
Sign in to the Realizer and create a new prototype using our app prototype management tool.
2. Upload your screen mockups.
Once you’ve sketched or designed your iPhone or iPad screen mockups, upload them to the new app prototype you’ve just created.
3. Link your screens.
In the app prototype management tool, open your uploaded screen mockups and draw buttons that link to other screen mockups.
4. Download and run the Realizer app.
Once you’ve designed your app prototype in the management tool, download the Realizer app from the iTunes store and launch it. When you sign in, your new prototype will be downloaded to your iPhone or iPad.
Some other free resources to help you better realize your app ideas.
Graffletopia: Stencils for OmniGraffle
If you’re a designer working in OmniGraffle, Graffletopia is an essential site to visit for free stencils— including elements and templates for iPhones and iPads.
Yahoo! Design Pattern Library
This is an excellent resource for a wide range of interface patterns - and it’s free. Extremely useful for user-experience design for web, mobile and more.
iPhone Sketch Template
Good ideas should always start out as a sketch, and Oliver Waters offers a simple gridded template to sketch app ideas.