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Balsamiq Mockups is pretty Cool Some queries

 
Kaustubh G Sharma
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I just saw the introduction of Balsamiq Mockups. It is really great to have a copy of it. tell me more about it, how can I make my java application more easy through it? or other advance things about it.

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Peldi Guilizzoni
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Hi Kaustubh, thanks for the nice words.

I think Mockups, or other wireframing applications, or even just pen and paper, could help you save time and money by helping you think through you application's screens BEFORE launching your IDE.

Making software that's easy to use is really really hard, but it can be learned, and practice makes perfect. Wireframing tools help you draw different variations of each screen, until you find one that fits your customers the best.

What else would you like to know in particular?
 
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Thanks for reply Peldi..

Well in that demo you build an player so it is design only or we can also put functionality to it and also want to know if we can design the functionailty also, then is it only for some limited softwares or I can design any application through it.

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Peldi Guilizzoni
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If your question is "can I build a prototype with Mockups", the answer is "yes, even though that's not our sweet spot". Here's another thread about it: http://www.coderanch.com/t/503438/vc/Balsamiq-Mockups-mockup-vs-prototype

If your question is "will Mockups generate code or is just images", the answer is "we only do images, but our file format is open and XML-based, so people can build their own extensions". Here are some: http://www.balsamiq.com/products/mockups/community

I hope this answers it. Otherwise, I'm here!
 
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Is it already launched or you are launching it in coming future?
 
Peldi Guilizzoni
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I launched Mockups on July 19th 2008.

We have over 24,000 customers at the moment, with about 300 new ones each week. Things are going well! ;)
 
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Peldi Guilizzoni wrote:I launched Mockups on July 19th 2008.


...slightly late, but Happy Birthday
 
Kaustubh G Sharma
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Well I am a developer not a designer. So how this tool help me ? Instead of work how this could be used in creative work ?
 
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