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Just Another Prototyping Tool, Or Not?

Mobile app SDK tools company AppGyver has opened the beta of Prototyper, a mobile app tool which the firm says can be used to build a full prototype version of a mobile app that can be tested and demoed without having to use provisioning, third-party installations, or an official app store environment.

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Developers can use this software for converting existing mockups into functioning prototypes, instead of starting from scratch with wireframing tools.

"We feel that it is now time to take the training wheels off Prototyper and offer it as a fully hatched product to the mobile developer community," said AppGyver CEO and founder Marko Lehtimaki. "App stores are the home of the end user, and they should be exposed to the best and final iterations of mobile application products, not the first or second. AppGyver creates the first true framework for testing and exploring apps as they actually function on a device once users have downloaded it, without the need for a complicated provisioning process or installing multiple installation profiles on a mobile device."

Prototyper captures the real look and feel of the app, making UI design and testing more powerful, and adds such common mobile features as a camera or media and barcode scanner.

"We expect that this will streamline many parts of the app development process for our developer base and exponentially shorten the go-to market time, putting better built and better looking apps in more users' hands more quickly. Prototyper is not only an essential QA tool for developers, it also allows any beta tester to experience the full look and feel of an app in a way that PowerPoint demonstrations or video walkthroughs simply can't," added Lehtimaki.

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