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Vu Hoang Anh

Vu Hoang Anh

Prague CEO & Co-founder at Avocode Joined almost 5 years ago Vu Hoang has invited David Stefanides

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  • Posted to How does your prototyping workflow look like?, Nov 05, 2018

    Thanks everyone for participating. Here are the results from our survey: https://www.designernews.co/stories/98381

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  • Posted to How does your prototyping workflow look like?, in reply to Cristian Moisei , Oct 05, 2018

    Thank you Cristian. We do plan to start with the low fidelity stuff. Just like you we're observing a shift from third party tools to design tools, however what seems to be a timeless issue is the incompatibility of tools.

    For example, companies having different teams working with different design tool and trying to keep versions in sync or manage design systems. Or developers still having to buy design tools to open design files.

    We're aiming to cover all formats and allowing anyone to open design files and prototypes just like you open a SVG or a PDF in the browser. We believe that the future of third party tools like ours is covering the differences between design formats.

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  • Posted to How does your prototyping workflow look like?, in reply to Jaewoo Kim , Oct 05, 2018

    Hello Jaewoo, thank you for taking the time on such an elaborative answer.

    As I mentioned above, this survey's purpose is to help us understand the prototyping toolkit and workflow of designers, so we could cover it in Avocode. You're correct that we're also would like to use the results to optimize our feature roadmap and the good news is that the whole project is already in the works.

    While we understand that other tools already cover prototyping pretty well, we're listening to our user base and people who would like to use Avocode, but are still missing prototype hand-off as an integral part of their workflow. To share a bit from the results, most designers are prototyping in Sketch and seem to prefer having prototype support as a part of hand-off tools.

    Since we have already gathered a lot of answers - which we are super-grateful for - we cannot significantly change the survey at the moment. However, we added an open question at the end and also added "If no, what do you currently use" to the first question.

    Thank you for all other recommendations. We'll consider them in our upcoming surveys.

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  • Posted to New way to share AI files with developers - even without Adobe Illustrator, in reply to Andy Merskin , Aug 27, 2018

    Thanks, Andy! Let us know your feedback if you decide to try it.

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  • Posted to Aren’t there too many design formats?, in reply to Aaron Wears Many Hats , Aug 17, 2018

    Agreed. That’s why octopus is json. Feel free to read more on our page.

    “Octopus is an universal design format that carries all representations of layers, effects, text, and layout, regardless of the original design format.

    It is a JSON object that is easily readable and accessible.”

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  • Posted to Aren’t there too many design formats?, in reply to Matt C , Aug 17, 2018

    Thanks for your comment. I’m not sure if you read our page, but it is actually a JSON.

    “Octopus is an universal design format that carries all representations of layers, effects, text, and layout, regardless of the original design format.

    It is a JSON object that is easily readable and accessible.”

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  • Posted to Aren’t there too many design formats?, in reply to Andrew Hersh , Aug 16, 2018

    Very true. We embrace this by making it easier for creators to build new tools. That’s what we’re doing with the SDK.

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  • Posted to Aren’t there too many design formats?, in reply to James Matchett , Aug 16, 2018

    Thanks for your reply James. You’re right. Sketch will probably not rewrite a significant part of their software just because our design format is free and we do not expect them to do so.

    What we’re trying to do with this SDK is to offer an already established technology for teams that would like to build something that involves design files. They simply would not have to start building everything from scratch and they could build on top of an existing technology.

    The octopus file format itself isn’t that innovative. But combining it with our parsers and rendering engine really makes a huge difference.

    For new tools that means that they don’t have to come up with a new design format.

    For Sketch it could mean that they could easily open and edit other design files. Not just Sketch but also XD or PSD. We’ve already made it possible with our design converter - https://avocode.com/convert-psd-to-sketch

    Sketch definitely made their format more readable so developers could integrate with Sketch easier. But everything they build is going to be closed within Sketch. And what want is to make everything a little more open.

    I’m not sure if Octopus is going to become one format that everyone uses. But it’s a necessary part of our technology that could help design tools creators build things faster.

    Our parsers can parse most of the design formats and convert them into the Octopus format. The Octopus file already contains all the information from all these other designs formats. That’s what we meant by “Universal design format”.

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  • Posted to Aren’t there too many design formats?, in reply to Ken Em , Aug 16, 2018

    Thanks for the comment. We're already talking to some companies that share our visions and would like to eventually open our universal format as something like a PDF so designers would no longer be limited by tools and platforms. So no, rather than promoting our technology, we'd like to start a conversation. What's your opinion on the variety of design tools and design formats?

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  • Posted to Aren’t there too many design formats?, in reply to Daniel Golden , Aug 16, 2018

    Great question Daniel. That's why we're considering to make the OCTOPUS file format free and open for everyone.

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