I really think you guys have maybe one of the best product websites that I've ever seen.
Congrats on the awesome new features, keep it up! :)
Super cool, great work Framer team!
Do I have to buy this again???
EDIT: NVM....it's at the end of the blog. Thanks for making this a free upgrade.
I had the same question. Really excited about this free update.
No need to buy again. Just download the trial and it will automatically update your instance of Framer. A little strange that they did it this way, but it works. V61!
Pretty fair right? :-)
Wrote up some thoughts about why this update is so special - http://designerfund.com/design-everything - complete with Framer expert tips.
How close do you think @framerjs Auto-Code gets to Bret Victor's (@worrydream) vision from Inventing on Principle? https://vimeo.com/36579366 (I started the initial conversation on Twitter https://twitter.com/KunalsLab/status/719941965975003138).
Awesome work! I've been hesitant to use Framer because I've found other tools can usually do most of what I want without code, but I'll be giving it a serious try with this update.
Wow - as a developer would love to see this implementing production code at some point. The visual assistant/ui would amazing to have available. Great job framer team.
Great work on the update team Framer! Every single aspect of this product is so well crafted from the app to the user docs! The attention to detail and care taken really shows!
Great update guys, it's so much more accessible. The snippets are a great starting point.
It took me a while to figure out how to open the inspector panel after it had closed.
Wow, this looks really slick. Haven't yet had the chance to mess about with Framer, hopefully I can do that soon!
I've been playing with it for the last hour. It's crazy how fast I can prototype now. It allows me to think less about code and more about design. So grateful for this update. Thanks Framer team!!
I'm not a user, but the brand & product seem fantastic, and being that development continues to be very active - I can't fault it. Great job.
However, given all these prototyping tools (understandably, the average user likely picks just one), how much faster is it learning the tool & 'prototyping', rather than just building it out directly? Looking at the featured video on the framer page I can't help but think that I could do this just as fast in Xcode.
The time consuming part of programming is rarely the presentation layer - it's the business logic, networking, security etc.
These new controls would certainly speed things up - but by how much compared to Interface Builder? Granted, not all prototypes make it to conception, but rather than adding an extra layer of abstraction why not simply focus on faster ways to prototype at the source?
I see the value of such tools more so for the web, where you'd require much boilerplate CSS & JS to do this kind of experimentation on a generic level. Perhaps that's the core audience, and perhaps that's what I'm missing.
I'm not trying to start a fire here, just genuinely interested in the application users are employing these prototypes for.
i think you underestimate the time savings of using a tool made for prototyping (Framer) vs using a tool made for real software development (xcode). while sure you can definitely prototype in xcode, i for one would definitely not want to deal with such a long feedback loop while prototyping. write some code, build it, fix build/env errors, try my idea, back to code, tweak, build, repeat. on the flip side in framer you type some stuff (or now directly tweak some stuff) and you instantly see the effects. the goal of prototyping should be to prove or disprove your ideas as fast as possible and i think framer blows xcode out of the water from that perspective
Now i need clients, who need an app. Awesome work!