Mitya - Interaction Prototyping tool - is now available. 20% off during launch week.

over 3 years ago from

Mitya is an extremely quick way to prototype interactions. - Design your screens and states visually. Mitya's Animation Engine will automatically animate all differences between these states - Need more control? Use the built-in timeline editor to precisely execute your animations - Test directly on iPhone - Export to HTML5. Share with clients or embed in an iframe directly on your site

Website: www.mitya-app.com Intro Video: http://bit.ly/1ziQa0e

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33 comments

  • Suresh Selvaraj, over 3 years ago

    The coupon had underscores, and is rendered above with markdown. Can't edit it now :). Please use this instead: dnmember

    3 points
  • Kenny Chen, over 3 years ago

    Looks great. Wondering if you could tell us how it compares to other prototyping tools like InVision, Framer, and Pixate?

    2 points
    • Conor SheehanConor Sheehan, over 3 years ago

      Don't forget FB's Origami. What other interaction design tools are out there?

      0 points
    • Suresh Selvaraj, over 3 years ago

      Sure! All those are excellent tools, so let me go through how Mitya differs instead :)

      I believe getting from blank screen to animated prototype is just a lot faster in Mitya. You can watch this video to get a feel for how quick it is to prototype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyDq04Kbolg. You have very few steps - which allows for more experimentation, IMO. If you recreate that demo in other tools, you'll see the difference :)

      For me, the advantage of this flow is that your screens and states are always visually laid out in front of you. This makes it a lot easier to 'play around' with ideas. And when you return to a prototype you haven't touched in some time, it will still make sense. Playing around with code is a little more involved - possible, but more involved.

      Also, the timeline editor makes it very easy to tweak your animation's timing without having to mess with numbers. This way, you can animate based on how something 'feels'. When you work with numbers, it can sometimes be tempting to round them off, for e.g. to 0.5, just because the number looks 'cleaner'. But when you work visually, you can leave it as 0.492 if that's what feels right.

      That's my take on it. And, of course, there's a free trial on the site. So, please do try it out :D

      1 point
      • Joe AlfonsoJoe Alfonso, over 3 years ago

        Any plans to bring it to Windows or have it demo on Android devices? The hardware limitation is a pretty large barrier to entry.

        0 points
        • Suresh Selvaraj, over 3 years ago

          Yeah, I understand. An Android viewer is in the works, and we'll support all screen sizes too. I just wanted the Mac/iOS combo done first. Currently, Mitya can export to HTML5 with custom screen sizes, so we have round about support. But, a proper Android viewer app with live sync will be coming soon.

          For Windows, I don't have an ETA, to be honest. The technology is cross platform, so it's not as much a technical issue as an effort vs. market issue. If there's enough demand for Windows, I'll be more than happy to port it over.

          1 point
          • Joe AlfonsoJoe Alfonso, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

            Great! It being viewable as html content makes Android almost a none issue at least to start and i can now get the trial without worrying about NEEDING an iOS device.

            Also, congrats on the launch!

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  • Koen Bok, over 3 years ago

    Congrats on launching!

    2 points
  • florian fangohrflorian fangohr, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    Is there a reason why the trial registers as "not from an identified developer"? Looks a bit suspicious.

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    0 points
    • Suresh Selvaraj, over 3 years ago

      Hmm... that shouldn't happen. Mitya is signed using the Mac Developer Certificate. Let me look into this!

      0 points
    • Suresh Selvaraj, over 3 years ago

      I've looked into this and there's definitely something strange in the app signing. Xcode says the app is signed, it even packages the code signing resources into the app bundle, but OSX insists it's not signed. I didn't catch this earlier coz all our machines have the certificates. Kinda embarrassing :(. Gonna have to track this down. Thanks for letting me know!

      0 points
      • Tori ZTori Z, over 3 years ago

        Yea same thing happen to me. I can't seem to open it :X

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        • Suresh Selvaraj, over 3 years ago

          Sorry, we're working hard to fix this issue. There's one way to open it for now: 1. From Finder, Ctrl+Right click on Mitya 2. Click Open

          You'll only have to do this the first time. But as I mentioned, we're trying to fix this issue. It's killing us too :(

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  • Aissa Marie AlicawayAissa Marie Alicaway, over 3 years ago

    whoa, perfect timing and probably what i'm looking for. i just couldn't delve too deep with pixate, quartz or framer.

    until when will we be able to use the coupon? i'd like to try it first and see if i can settle with this impressive looking tool.

    0 points
  • Ege GörgülüEge Görgülü, over 3 years ago

    Hi Suresh, the app looks awesome, congrats on the launch. It looks like Mitya can easily replace Invision in my workflow. Will be trying it out tomorrow.

    Quick question. Do you have any plans for expanding into wireframing space? Or is it strictly interaction prototyping?

    Right now I'm using Mockingbird to wireframe and Invision to prototype my early designs and ideas, and it can get a bit frustrating switching between the two. I'd just love if there was a tool that combined these two with Mitya's simplicity. Basically Mitya with wireframing :)

    0 points
    • Suresh Selvaraj, over 3 years ago

      Sounds great, Ege! Regarding wireframing, I think it's a little early to talk specifics. In fact, a few guys in the beta program also mentioned this. So it's something I'm looking into more deeply for sure, but I don't yet have anything concrete to report. For now, we' just launched, so my entire focus and energy is devoted to making Mitya the fastest and easiest way to prototype interactions :).

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  • Vinay ChilukuriVinay Chilukuri, over 3 years ago

    This is great work, Suresh. I'm downloading the app now and will take it for a spin.

    As a few people requested, it would be great if we could also have the wire-framing capability in Mitya.

    And, so happy to see an interaction design tool with an Indian name and images ;)

    Cheers.

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    • Suresh Selvaraj, over 3 years ago

      Haha.. thanks Vinay! Would love to hear your feedback and comments. Actually, I experimented earlier with a few wireframing options, but then decided to keep things focused for the initial release. But this is a request that keeps coming up. So yeah, I'll definitely look more deeply into this.

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  • Braden HammBraden Hamm, over 3 years ago

    I've been involved with the beta builds for OSX and iOS for several months, and I gotta say this is an impressive tool, with a very different approach.

    Great work, Suresh! It's come a long way.

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  • Taron GhazaryanTaron Ghazaryan, over 3 years ago

    Are the animations done in HTML? Can you share a prototype with someone and have them view it on device?

    This looks very promising. Good work!

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    • Suresh Selvaraj, over 3 years ago

      Thanks Taron! Yes, Mitya exports to the HTML canvas.

      If you want to share with someone nearby, you can broadcast the prototype to their device directly. (They'll need the free iOS viewer app). If not, you can save the HTML prototype on your own server or something like dropbox and they can view it from their device's browser. So, those two options are available.

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  • Surjith S MSurjith S M, over 3 years ago

    Shobhana :-)

    An Indian app for Mac?

    0 points
  • Conlin "Wuz" DurbinConlin "Wuz" Durbin, over 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work on this mate! I have been following the progress for quite some time now and I have to say, I'm very impressed. I hope to see more coming great things coming from you and Mitya in the near future :D

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    • Suresh Selvaraj, over 3 years ago

      Thanks for the kind words, Conlin! There's so much more in the pipeline for Mitya. Hope you'll continue finding it useful :D

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  • Onkar Nath, over 3 years ago

    Looks good. Congratulation on launch. Would take it for a spin and decided :)

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