Mobile application prototyping tools

2 Mar 2007 - 4:45am
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Marc specht
2007

Dear All,

i am trying to prototype a photo/video sharing application for mobile and
PC. i was just wondering that are there any tools/environments (preferably
free or if paid then not very expensive) which could help me in prototyping
the application for mobile devices (keeping in mind the different
requirements of mobile screen sizes) and regular PC. The prototype needs to
be an interactive one using only HTML and JS.

any directions?

thanks in advance!

-marc

Comments

2 Mar 2007 - 6:11am
Peter Boersma
2003

Marc,

If it just HTML and JS, why are you looking for a mobile-specific tool?
Wouldn't a scaled-down regular browser do the trick (for presentation on a PC)? And won't that load on a regular mobile browser (for presentation on a mobile device)?

Peter

2 Mar 2007 - 6:56am
Marc specht
2007

Peter,
you are absolutely right. A re-sized browser would do the trick but i was
just wondering that there may be a tool which some existing layout templates
and navigation templates (standard mobile menus i.e. back, options...) for
designing mobile web applications.

when we want to design a mobile application in flash, we have an opportunity
to choose the target mobile device. it gives you rough boundaries in terms
of layout design and to some extent navigation design. I thought in the same
fashion, there may be a tool which could help you in designing web
applications for particular mobile devices?

i hope i made myself little bit clear :|

thanks,

-marc

On 3/2/07, Peter Boersma <peter at peterboersma.com> wrote:
>
> Marc,
>
> If it just HTML and JS, why are you looking for a mobile-specific tool?
> Wouldn't a scaled-down regular browser do the trick (for presentation on a
> PC)? And won't that load on a regular mobile browser (for presentation on a
> mobile device)?
>
> Peter
>

2 Mar 2007 - 11:23am
Wendy Fischer
2004

I'd suggest prototyping in XHTML and JS, and then testing it in Opera Mini on a couple of different phones..

----- Original Message ----
From: Marc specht <specht.marc at gmail.com>
To: discuss at ixda.org
Sent: Friday, March 2, 2007 1:45:20 AM
Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Mobile application prototyping tools

Dear All,

i am trying to prototype a photo/video sharing application for mobile and
PC. i was just wondering that are there any tools/environments (preferably
free or if paid then not very expensive) which could help me in prototyping
the application for mobile devices (keeping in mind the different
requirements of mobile screen sizes) and regular PC. The prototype needs to
be an interactive one using only HTML and JS.

any directions?

thanks in advance!

-marc
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