I wouldn’t touch this with a ten foot pole. This is Google, they have the tendency to kill things off just when you’re starting to like it. Save yourself the trouble.
That's my only issue with it. Tried it out yesterday, it was great. But I'm so hesitant to adopt a Google product because chances are they will kill it.
They had the best prototyping tool to date - Pixate - and they just let it die.
I'd love to hear how this works for people who aren't using Material Design. Is it good for general use, or primarily for Google's design system?
It looks like it works pretty much the same way all the others (Invision, Zeplin) do and just uploads your sketch comps. Google would like for you to be using Material, but it doesn't seem to be an actual requirement to use this service.
not seeing how you can upload a .sketch file. do you need to use the Material plugin?
update: yes you do. https://material.io/tools/gallery/about.html#upload-work-to-gallery
Nice tool, but i am missing some important features. Gallery is unusable without them.
Missing features: 1. Assets export 2. Text styles 3. Code preview (web, ios, android) 4. Symbol overrides (button states, etc.)
This is a game changer for product design handoff. Invision + Zeplin + native G Suite ecosystem :heart_eyes:
the ability to attach related documents is pretty damn useful.
I'm using it already for my personal projects and I'm just happy there is a tool I can use to upload mockups and share them with with people. It's a bit limited but offers enough functionality for me to avoid the need for Invision.
Wake (recently acquired by InVision) does this. As does Sketch Cloud.
I don't use Sketch so the other features that Wake have are redundant to me, and Gallery is free.
What do you use? It works with Illustrator and Photoshop too, And it is free too.
Sorry just seen your reply. I use Figma.
Good find, thanks :-) looks useful so far.
Oh wow, I thought it was just a jpeg viewer thing disguised with 'designer buzz' I wasn't aware that there was an inspector thing inside.
Really excited about this one! I did notice you can't download assets yet but I emailed the team and they said its coming soon. Hoping this can replace Zeplin and Invision.
Yep just uploaded via sketch, works great, could be saying bye bye to invision
Was there any kind of announcement about this tool and material.io redesign overall? I observed a lot of new components and patterns...
Yes, as part of the Google IO 2018 Event. I guess you'll find it on YouTube. Or you can can read more here: https://www.fastcodesign.com/90171179/exclusive-meet-material-theming-googles-ambitious-design-tool
Why zeplin?! For me its looks like wake.io?! We know wake is now a part of invision. OK looking forward to this. We will check that in our design process next week.
Ok, this is pretty great. Just uploaded a quick test project and it seems super close zeplin. Only things that I haven't figured out how to do is turn on the document grid and exporting assets from the design. Maybe I just need to spend a little more time playing around with it. But overall really impressed and am seriously considering phasing out of zeplin and into this.