Wouldn't it make sense to make the software stable first? You know something you could actually use in a production environment before opening the software up for 3rd party development.
We're definitely working on stabilizing the app and are pretty close to coming out of Beta. The nice thing about the size of the Studio team is we have the resources to work on multiple streams of work at a team. So while we have multiple people focused on hardening up the app and improving perf, we also have another team of people dedicated to getting our app ecosystem off the ground.
i upvoted you but can’t we walk and chew gumat the same time?
I don't disagree with you, but with INV's track record in fixing bugs in their system. Let's just say my faith is a bit lower than others, maybe.
The juggle is real. On the one side — we have a product that people are still using, and we're upholding that whilst at the same time we've completely rebuilt it using different technology. In the long run this will enable us to move faster and ship features for you lovely lot. Once we've got the new system (v7) up and running, we're going to be able to move much, much faster, build tighter product and add more features. Thanks for hanging in there and being patient with us <3
It's been very literal years of that promise. I have dusty email chains with support to attest to that. Surely some shiny new revenue chain or branding opportunity will come along and pull the focus away from core UX, features, and stability.
Hey DN friends- We’ve been rapidly evolving InVision Studio week after week based on your feedback (THANK YOU!!!) and today represents another big step as we race towards a major milestone for the team and product. Today we’ve opened up signups for the Studio App Maker Program. Here’s a sneak peak at what’s coming:
The app store lets you connect Studio to tools you and your team use every day as well as augment Studio’s existing suite of features with brand new capabilities. We believe wholeheartedly in the mental model and accessibility of an apps-based approach. The advantages of in-tool discoverability plays a huge part here, making it easy to find, understand, and install apps on a level playing field.
One Size Does Not Fit All
Sandboxing an App to just one part of Studio doesn’t allow for the contextual implementation that many solutions require. That’s why we’ve sought to provide a wide-array of deployment opportunities and locations for Apps to slot into. This allows Apps to not only augment Studio with new ‘superpowers’, but to do so in a UI-appropriate context, making them intuitive and accessible.
If Apps are one side of the extensibility equation, then digital assets are the other. We’ve all downloaded icons, components, fonts, UI kits, etc while working on a project at some point. The Studio App Store also includes a dedicated assets section where creators can launch and distribute digital assets of every shape and form. Again, this is all about optimizing flow- we believe that the ability to do this within the context of your design space ultimately = saved time and more streamlining.
If you’re interested in developing for Studio and finding out more about this whole Apps & Assets thing we’d LOVE to have you onboard. We’re looking forward to continuing to grow from your feedback in the coming weeks and months and to continue iterating here. We appreciate your passion and the giving of your time to help us continue to grow, learn, and evolve.
Studio has pretty much all the features I can think we'd use and more! But its still pretty slow and breaks down with just a few simple screens. Im sure in time it'll get faster, but its still Figma for us.
I love that windows is being considered, but I still wonder what the master plan is here. Are these tools just racing to cover adobe's lost real estate of the desktop? that doesn't seem like a long term strategy. What if Apple shakes the earth and makes the desktop irrelevant. or if VR/AR start taking off, will 3D be the new screen design.
Currently, web tools excite our team, because of the limitless access. I have so many more important things to do than install software, keep it up to date, worry about it breaking my work. With every plugin we use, we increase our dependency on another 3rd party, if support stops or the Application pivots our workflow is disturbed.
Studio is exciting, and more competition is always good for consumers. I just hope that the game that tools companies are playing is sustainable.
What if Apple shakes the earth and makes the desktop irrelevant. or if VR/AR start taking off, will 3D be the new screen design.
I think this is a super interesting sentiment, but building for the "existing" systems will still be important for many years to come. Thinking about adoption within enterprise companies, the "desktop" will be a mainstay in business until at least 2025. I know that is a huge declaration, but maybe we can set a reminder for mid-2024 so you can let me know that I was totally off base.
You're totally right. The desktop is here to stay for a while. I just hope its not design that holds back the digital evolution because our tools are the problem.
Apps enrich your workflow by supercharging your design experience and connecting Studio to the design, productivity, and collaboration tools you use every day.
Endless possibilities! YAOW!
I hope sketch makes a plugin/app that allows you to upload invision studio designs to a shared viewing platform that you can leave comments on and see specs for designs.
Can't wait to see some cool apps for Studio!
Is there any known date, when Windows version will be available for download?
Is anyone even using InVision Studio after that initial hype?