Another disdain for InVision.
A little here, but the equating of design to templatization for promotional use is a good summary.
Invision's tactics aside, I welcome the onslaught of all these UI kits.
Let's everyone move on and differentiate on value rather than differentiate on style.
Got it & agreed. Coming from the developer side, I was just looking at this as means of iterating on the interactive aspect of mobile UI design -- something obviously lacking from any "template."
For what it's worth, we actually bought the full UI8 kit and struggled mightily to "port" it to iOS7 SDK 1. A simple example: what should the button animations look like? A more complex example: how should this translate to an iPad interface? Poor promotional tactics aside, would InVision help clarify such issues when turning a "template" into a design?
Hi Nye.. Sorry you had a rough time with the kit. Although, it's clearly an iPhone kit and not designed for iPad. It's a starting point for your app. Button animations would be entirely up to your imagination - this is a UI kit, not a completed app.
We have been working on some ideas for delivering pre-packaged iOS transitions and controls that could be included in any app project, which might be just what you're looking for. Unfortunately it's not something we have right now. Our tools are more focused toward design than development.
Hey guys, just wanted to chime in here as well. I'm joined InVision a few months ago and am working to connect with people to find ways we can always be improving.
I am a little confused why this caused disdain or frustration. Is there something I am missing? I am always happy to hear constructive feedback and chat about ways to improve and not frustrate. Feel free to hit me up at (510) 646-1313 or email@example.com if you have thoughts or ideas you wanna chat about.
Great looking template.
FYI this only gives you the Photoshop (AKA completely useless) version of these assets. If you want Sketch, you have to buy it from UI8 for $80 or whatever.
Photoshop is useless? I'd say sketch file is useless for majority of people.
Photoshop might be completely useless for you.
It's a generous freebie, and good marketing for Invision to provide these assets, so thank you Invision team. The inspiration, and starting point of template assets are always a fun way to experiment, and begin designing a project.
Regarding the files being in the Sketch format....you could use iDraw (that imports Photoshop files fairly well), even Pixelmator, or the beta Affinity Designer (which also imports Photoshop files, AI, and Freehand files). I'm hoping we (as a community) will lose the tunnel vision love of Sketch, and insist it offer the same level of flexibility these other tools are providing for file formats.
Sketch is great, and I use it everyday. BUT if iDraw, or Designer reaches a certain point that it's as usable as Sketch, well I see no reason to stick with a tool with limited file format flexibility. Not everyone is on Mac, and I'm constantly having to offer a PDF export / SVG export that doesn't render correctly in Illustrator (colors off, shapes rotated, etc) Of course this isn't necessarily the fault of Sketch, but it does happen and I don't have the same problem exporting to PSD from iDraw or Designer. My current workflow is to open it in iDraw, and export as PSD. Annoying, but it works and produces more accurate results.