Creating a prototype for your next web or mobile app can be tough task and time-consuming affair because it is nothing less than a challenge to visualize the work-flow before building the app. Loads of time is wasted by developers and programmers in developing and iterating prototypes. But what if you want to create a prototype without wasting any time and money? The answer is CanvasFlip.com.
Started by two friends in Hyderabad, Vipul Mishra and Manish Jha, CanvasFlip is a cloud based SAAS prototyping and UI designing tool for Android and iOS applications, which will help startups in converting static designs and sketches into clickable prototypes in just matter of minutes. The best part is that it is DIY platform and enables you to create interactive prototypes without having any prior technical knowledge.
Vipul is a serial entrepreneur, whose earlier stints – Yougle, FbViralVideos and MyWay, has made him quite popular in entrepreneurial world. He is a graduate of Rajasthan Technical University (RIT), while his friend, Manish Jha is an engineer from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology, Ghaziabad.
Since they were already in app development, the idea of CanvasFlip came when they were struggling to visualize the flow of their application. Vipul says, “We tried so many products from PowerPoint slides to Invision, trying to create a working model before building the app, but couldn’t find a right solution. And then we knew we have to solve this problem first”.
With CanvasFlip, all you need to do is upload your app designs, arrange the sequence, add gestures to them, embed it in your website or share it with your team for quick feedback and review. You can even create an .apk/.ipa file and install it on any device to experience the application flow in real time.
It also have some cool features like preview of next or previous set of screens, offline sync, interactive gestures, flow-chart, real-time team collaboration and much more to make your prototype look real. It is 100% mobile compatible, lightweight, responsive and SEO friendly software.
The present version of CanvasFlip offers one month of free subscription to application designers and the trial period can be extended to further 3 months, if you are a startup or Hackathon participant.
Started as an online HTML5 animation suite, they recently pivoted to another business model, when they saw better opportunity and larger market in application visualization segment.
In December 2014, they emerged as a winner at Hot100 Awards, which was organized by KPMG, Microsoft Ventures, Amazon Ventures and Netmagic.
Presently they are shortlisted by 10000 Startups, a NASSCOM initiative and accelerated by TLABS, which is the one of the best and most popular startup accelerators in India. They are presently working on mobile device solution, which will enable the designers to visualize the flow on-the-go.
When asked about any advice to creative and budding entrepreneurs, Manish says, “One key advice to upcoming entrepreneurs in creativity space would be to address the creativity part first and build anything to enable that creativity ONLY. People don’t pay for tool, they pay for output.”