3 business days delivery & limit for artboards? It seems more like mechanical turk than AI behind this... :P
We will always ship great code. At this stage we want to verify every single file. From the base code our AI provides, 3 days seems a conservative and save delivery time for us. We hope to deliver much much faster. But totally understand your point :)
Call me skeptical, but I have the feeling there is no AI/machine learning/etc behind this at all. Still if they can deliver competent code then they may have a value proposition for some people :)
Hey Aaron, curious to know why you have that feeling. Can you elaborate?
Rendering one simple website doesn’t really take three days if you’re doing it from scratch. So an AI and automated tool DEFINITELY shouldn’t be taking 3 days.
What this leads most intelligent ppl to believe is that this website invites ppl to upload a Sketch file and just uses a service like Fiverr or web designer to pop out some HTML/CSS with the AI stuff being mostly a novel trick.
Maybe it really is just a new service that needs files to train it’s AI. But that’s not what the website was promising initially.
The thing is: our algorithm give us the output almost instantly. HOWEVER, as explained above, we will always ship great code. And our current output doesn't allow us to safely send unreviewed code. The human verification time will vary depending on the volume we'll have. Hopefully we'll be able to deliver much faster than 3 days.
Our goal is to remove human verification after fully understand how our algorithm behaves in production and at scale. In the end our value proposition is useless if our goal is to deliver code in 3 days...
Hope this makes sense and clarifies your doubts / skepticism - which I understand.
Is your 'AI' open source?
It's not. We've developed our own models.
So have you leveraged existing technologies, or developed a completely clean-sheet machine/deep learning engine?
Forgive my skepticism. Being an engineer and having seen a plethora of black-box psd-to-code style services, I don't expect to see a world-changing, production-ready deep/machine learning service to handle this in the immediate future.
I am always keen to be proven incorrect, but the pessimist in me just sees a lot of catch phrases like "the algorithm!" and "using artificial intelligence!" but no real discussion around how you've engineered a solution.
Of course, good luck. If you have got a bleeding edge solution, then you should be pretty damn happy.
No worries. As stated previously I understand your position. We just have to 'prove you wrong' by allowing you to test the product.
Just a reminder that what you are evaluating is a 'marketing' website, not our underline technology which we intend to keep private.
If you have interest I'm open to continue this conversation via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to surprise you after launch.
Probably the easiest way to disprove criticism like this is make generated code available instantly, and give user an ability to wait those 3 days if they find the resulting code "great" ;) It might also increase the number of users, as some people, likely, don't need production-quality code to, say, verify a prototype they've made; it might also be a great sale point if you make say first 3 times paid and reviewed, and then unlimited amount of code generations without review.
Good luck to you and your startup!
Zecoda allows you to turn your Sketch files into front-end code automatically.
We built Zecoda to help accelerate our product development. We are using Zecoda to easily go from a Sketch file to a fully responsive web project. As front-end developers, we often found ourselves demotivated with the design hand-off process. It takes time, lots of meetings and boring back and forth questions. We started to see an uncomfortable pattern when refactoring or reusing old code for new projects to accelerate the workflow.
Sure, there are great software to help us with this problem (looking at you Zeplin) but it still require us to look at each layer or component individually. Not that fun IOHO.
We truly believe automating repetitive tasks is the way forward for software. With this in mind we are fully dedicated to:
- Automate software development repetitive tasks
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- Accelerate product development
We are working hard to launch Zecoda's platform in the next weeks. We’d love to hear from you and get your help to shape our product before we officially launch. Drop us a line at email@example.com with any feedback (or questions) that you have for us.
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This looks really cool! I have subscribed. Just a heads up though, I think you embedded a wrong demo video on your about us page. https://zecoda.com/about
Hey Tekeste, fixed!
Thanks for the heads up! Hopefully we’ll be able to help you / your team with the platform. Looking forward to show it to you.