The buzz word surrounding app development now seems to be ‘prototype’ as businesses and app designers strive to find a way to design a mock-up app. It’s difficult for clients to understand exactly how their app will work without seeing an example on a screen in front of them. But how is that beneficial for the designer? They can’t spend hours creating and coding an app for a presentation or demonstration, only to be turned down and paid nothing for the time and effort.
This challenge has made the way for simple prototype platforms which are really easy to learn. App prototyping platforms such as Savah App allow designers and agencies to create a fully functioning example of an app, in hardly any time at all, to show to prospective clients. Sound useful? Here are just a few of the benefits…
Save time – don’t code
With platforms such as Savah, you don’t have to write one single line of code. If you spent time coding an example app for each and every prospective client, you’d probably go bankrupt – it’s just not feasible as it is time consuming and you’re essentially working for free. Save time by producing a prototype which you can click-through, with no coding needed. With less time spent on coding, you can keep development and payroll costs low, which leads to a leaner, more efficient business.
It’s not a huge investment
You’d be forgiven for thinking that such a prototyping platform would be out of your budget. However, many of these tools on the market offer low cost subscriptions or even free versions. This means you have the potential to win a lot more clients with no initial investment. Take the time to discover the true price and you’ll find that micro and small business are well served – great news if you are on a budget and need tangible ROI.
Engage more clients by showing, not telling
The effectiveness of an interactive, engaging prototype should not be underestimated. Your client will fully understand how their app will work and what it will look like to users. Showing them is usually much more successful than telling them, and in this digital age it is simply not enough to show static image of home pages or flick through a bog standard Powerpoint presentation with a site map.
As you can see, using a prototyping app platform is a win-win situation. You’ll save precious time in the sample design stage, and end up securing more clients because you can effectively show them a mock-up of their app they can get excited about. If you can win more clients by using a free or low cost tool which is going to allow you to work smarter, then why wouldn’t you?
What do you think? Does creating prototypes for your web/mobile apps helps you to win more clients? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on this in the comments below please.
Why Should Digital Agencies Integrate Prototyping?
Businesses and Digital Agencies are one of the most dynamic fast-paced working environments. This in itself brings about many demands and challenges where no two days are the same. On a typical day agencies work really hard to win clients going above and beyond their call of duty to build trust and long-term relationships. Validation of client’s designs is forefront. Both clients and consumers expectations have grown resulting in more pressure on agencies to go the extra mile to win new clients. Winning a web or mobile app from a potential client has become more dependent on tangible demonstrations. Clients are bored of long specification and long-winded documents. Clients instead want to understand and visualise how their end-users will interact with and use the web or mobile app they want to build step-by-step.
How to win more Clients?
But currently agencies are working too hard trying to win new clients. They are in and out of face-to-face meetings trying to earn client confidence alongside making sure projects and deliverable progress are ready on time before the next meeting. It even gets more complicated to produce documents for user interaction and user experience. The problem is that nobody wants to read these documents but would rather interact and test the web or mobile app itself. With every meeting comes new ideas/changes, which means another design version. Managing these versions becomes a chore especially if the project vision and scope was not clear from the beginning. This all becomes time consuming and confusing for all parties.
How to work smarter?
Working hard is essential but at the same time working smarter is what really matters the most. What are the rewards for agencies to incorporate prototyping into their day-to-day work?
A Prototype allows everyone to be involved smartly from day one in rapidly exploring options and validating design in line with user interaction. An interactive click-through prototype gives us a true likeness of what the final web or mobile app will work and feel like.
Click-through prototyping gives teams more autonomy to experiment without the fear of getting it wrong. In this way, teams become more resourceful and inquisitive as well as much more comfortable with ambiguity and imperfection. Thus, ideas for web and mobile apps are shared more courageously, simulating the flow of the user experience, as with prototyping it is cheap to fail. Thus, prototypes are great for pitching and selling reducing the need for long specification documents. There are some great prototyping tools like Savah to choose from and this provides agencies and businesses with more options to explore a ways to work smarter to get more things done.
We are very excited to share with you our new feature that we have just launched.
You can now sync your designs screens with your Dropbox account. All that is required is that you can setup your Dropbox account and you are set to go. You can select any design screens from your dropbox and continue to work. You don’t need to upload your design screens again and again. Savah App is clever that it picks up your changes from your Dropbox whenever you make any changes to that particular design screen. We feel that this is an really awesome feature because now you don’t need to upload your design screens manually for any changes.
But if you don’t have Dropbox don’t worry you can still continue to use our browse files or Drag & Drop any design screens from your computer and upload them to Savah App.
We are currently looking to integrate other cloud storages so please let us know what storage you use or would like us to integrate next. We very much welcome user feedback and suggestions. We are proud to be working concurrently on your feedback & suggestions.
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“I don’t feel in control of my design work anymore.” ‘Feedback’, ‘Comments’, ‘Suggestions’ are all coming in from everywhere and I, just want to ‘Pull my hair out’!!! What to do! There must be a better way for design communication?
Design Communication Channel
Time after Time, Designers and Creative teams are frustrated and are getting confused with feedback coming from their team and clients from multiple channels. For example, back-and-forth emails, face-to-face meetings, Skype, phone and IM to mention a few. On daily bases, Designers are having numerous time-consuming meetings with their design team and clients and they make, comprehensive notes/sketches on their feedback and suggestions. Not even mentioning the trail of back-and-forth email communication between their team and clients.
But left alone the designers and creative teams are confused and unsure. They just want a simple, effective means to communicate their design work to the people that matter most!
They spend so much time sorting through all communication methods but they are unable to keep track of all their client’s feedback.
The answer to their problems is here!
Welcome to SavahApp
Design Collaboration and Prototyping Made Simple
SavahApp is a collaborative platform that streamlines feedback right to your design screen and allows designers to create high-fidelity prototypes for web and mobile apps without writing a single line of code.
Which = Happy Teams, Clients and of course Over the Moon Designers 🙂
The Time has Come 🙂 Today, We are delighted to announce the release of Savah v1.5. Savah is a collaborative platform that streamlines feedback right to your design screen that allows designers to create high-fidelity prototypes for web and mobile apps without writing a single line of code. With Savah, designers, design agencies and businesses can transform their designs into attractive interactive prototypes and mock-ups for web and mobile apps. Your feedback and suggestions matters to us!!! This major releases is based on your user feedback. This release has a number of core new features.
A intuitive and Simple User Interface. Our intuitive and interactive comment interface lets users pinpoint exactly the element in each screen that they want to comment on.
Single click shareable previews with your team and/or clients
Redesigned interface for screen versioning, users can upload new versions and compare them side-by-side
Improved overall user experience for creating quick prototyping
We hope you enjoy using it. Please keep sending in your feedback/suggestions we love hearing from you.
Are you Confused? How to improve your design communication
How many times have you had numerous meetings with your colleagues and clients??? And you made ‘as you thought at the time’, detailed notes on their feedback and suggestions. Not even mentioning the trail of email communication between you, your colleagues and clients. But left alone you are confused. You have emails; notes on pieces of paper, your designs and you are trying to implement everyone’s feedback. But you are just getting more confused and wanting to pull your hair out. You feel that you will never complete your deadlines and ‘time is ticking away before that handover meeting.’
All that now is in the past… Calling all start-ups, designers, creative teams and their clients to Try www.savahapp.com for free and turn that confusion into productive, creative design. Design Collaboration and Prototyping Made Simple. ‘Savah’ is a new approach that puts you in control and makes your life easier and saves you much needed time. A secure platform that will give you and your team the WOW factor to your clients.
With Savah you can effortlessly invite your design team and clients to your projects where they can review and contribute. Savah lets teams and clients add annotations and discussion threads on the same scream, making it much easier to perfect your project. With quick and improved visual feedback on your designs from your team and clients this will help you to get your designs perfected and approved super fast. Saving you much needed time. Savah puts you in the driving seat.
It’s free to get started and will always be free. We would like to offer you a no-obligation 60-day unlimited-use free trial for any of our paid packages. No credit card required. Just complete the sign up process on our website and you’re in!
For more information, please visit http://www.savahapp.com and join our responsive revolution and get your creative design team and clients all together.
Welcome to Savah App, Design Collaboration and Prototyping Made Simple and Easy
Savah App Home PageWelcome to Savah App, Design Collaboration and Prototyping Made Simple and Easy
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new platform specifically engineered for startups, designers, creative teams and their clients.
We are a collaborative tool that streamlines communication between you, your design team and your clients. With Savah App you can upload and share all your projects and obtain effective visual feedback/comments on your designs from your team and clients. Making your team more productive. Savah App is a new approach that puts you in control and makes your life easier and saves you much needed time. Savah App is a safe and secure platform that will give you and your team the wow factor to your clients. We would like to offer a no-obligation 60-day unlimited-use free trial to our platform. No credit card required. Just complete the sign up process on our website and you’re in! Once you have signed up. There is no catch; it’s just a 60-day free trial. Of course, you can cancel at anytime. After the trial is ended you can upgrade, downgrade or if you wish cancel your account. For more information, please visit http://savahapp.com and join our responsive revolution and get your creative design team and clients all together.