Design and develop Android or iOS apps with the help of the user-friendly UX Markup language and real-time previews, using this powerful application
Normally, app development involves a series of distinct phases, from the initial prototyping to UI design and actual development. However, teams can often become disjointed because of this workflow, as members tackle either coding or graphic design, without seeing the results until the app is finalized.
Fuse offers a set of tools meant to facilitate collaboration between designers and developers, including an intuitive, easy-to-read UX Markup language and real-time previews on both iOS and Android devices.
Take advantage of UX Markup, an intuitive language that does not rely on prior coding experience
In order to make it easier for designers to interact and work with developers, Fuse utilizes UX Markup, an XML-based language engineered to be simple to read even for those with limited coding skills. When the project is compiled, it is automatically converted to C++.
While UX files can be processed with any text editor, Fuse offers the most streamlined workflow when used together with Sublime Text.
Preview your designs in real-time as you work on the app’s code
Once of the most useful features offered by Fuse is the ability to provide a live preview of your project, enabling you to track any changes made to the app’s code in real-time. This preview can either be generated on your Mac or iOS and Android devices.
However, while this function is very useful, it would help if it were possible to make alterations to the app’s UI without having to write code. Sadly, visual design tools are not currently available.
Basic interface and layout that could do with some more polish
Fuse is still in the Beta testing phase, so it is understandable that more attention is being given to functionality rather than looks, but the app does need to be improved in this regard.
Its layout is not particularly intuitive and the app could take some getting used to, but there is extensive documentation available, in addition to project examples can help you understand the app’s functions.
Overall, Fuse provides you with an extensive set of tools and can be a great asset for app designers and developers. It needs to be refined further, but shows great promise for the future.
- 64-bit processor
- Sublime Text 3
- Apple Xcode
- Designer–developer collaboration
- Real-time preview
- Outputs native code
- Hardware accelerated
- Native UIs