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Prototyping for an app that interacts and responds on two different devices…

February 15, 2018 at 7:09am

Prototyping for an app that interacts and responds on two different devices simultaneously.

February 15, 2018 at 7:09am

I'm currently trying to prototype an app that would respond on two different devices simultaneously when a user interacts on one device, similar to how if an Uber driver accepts a ride, the rider would get a notification saying their ride is coming. However, I don't really know any resources for prototyping such an interaction. The main reason why I want to do this is because I want to user-test this between multiple people. As of now, I'm thinking that I might just Wizard of Oz the interactions and see what happens.

If anyone knows a prototyping tool/technique that can do what I just described above, please do share.


February 15, 2018 at 9:10am

Are you talking about the technical aspect of prototyping? If yes, then you can make use of web sockets for this kind of communication/interaction

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Protopie allows device to device communication ;) check this article > https://blog.prototypr.io/goodbye-pixate-hello-protopie-dfba9850b6fd

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I'll def checkout Protopie, thanks!

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Keynote can be nice for these types of things because it can be controlled remotely. I've done stuff in the past where the demand-side (i.e. rider) experience was controlled by the end-user in Principle, and the supply-side (i.e. driver) piece was done in Keynote and remotely controlled Wizard of Oz style based on observed end-user input. depending on the device the Keynote is running on, you can use a Bluetooth clicker, Apple Watch, or iPhone as the control device. good luck!

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February 14, 2019 at 10:30pm

Lightwell has a Previewer app for iPhone and iPad that you can use to see your interactions in real-time: https://lightwell.pro/

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October 9, 2019 at 5:45pm

Lightwell has a Previewer app for iPhone and iPad that you can use to see your interactions in real-time: https://lightwell.pro/

Woooah I didn't know this app :) awesome! i'll definetly try this one. Thanks for the share

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your can check this one too https://www.animaapp.com/ :) might help with what you are trying to achieve in prototyping

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