Over the last few years, Kenya has risen to gain recognition as the region’s tech hub. There has been a rise of incubators, serial entrepreneurs and investors. Technology-based professions such as computer science, coding, and programming have also seen a surge. Kenya is setting the technological benchmark both within and without the continent. Businesses are having to adapt to the new era by creating mobile-based applications and websites to tend to their client’s needs.
However, for new and upcoming businesses, creating an app can prove challenging. Most novel entrepreneurs do not have the resources to develop an app from scratch. The ideation process in itself can prove to be a difficult phase. Luckily, there are a number of websites that can help you bring your idea to life. These sites will help you create a prototype with a few simple steps. Here are some you can use.
InVision is one of the most popular prototyping tools in the market today with the team constantly adding impressive features. One of the most imposing features is incorporating project feedback where design teams and clients can give their comments about the app directly. The input is securely stored, you don’t have to worry about losing feedback.
Creating a prototype on this platform is free.
The website has a number of readily available templates that you can use as the foundation for your app or website. You can use the site on any platform as it entirely runs on the web.
Recently, Proto.io has incorporated plugins that enable you to sketch and Photoshop designs through a simplified process.
When you’re happy with the prototype, you can save the project and share the URL to get feedback.
Proto.io has a free trial, after which you could purchase a package between KES 2000 to 8000.
Marvel is another prototyping website that is held in high regards. It’s ideal for creating fast, click-through prototypes that can be customized for both web-based and mobile based appliances.
It’s also possible to share the projects with a team on multiple channels. You can also import existing prototypes to the platform via Dropbox or Sketch.
Marvel has a free plan for single users and paid plans for multiple users.
Easee has its fair share of the market’s pie. It is widely loved as you can easily drag and drop layers from Photoshop and Sketch and begin animating. The projects created can be exported to CSS, but you can also enjoy a live preview of your project on the web.
The basic package is free, but you can upgrade to an unlimited plan for KES 1000 a month.
The simple and easy steps to create a prototype can be found in Webflow. But what makes it stand out from many of the other prototyping websites, is the ability to turn your project into a production-ready in a very simplistic manner.
The starter plan is free, but you could also upgrade to the personal and pro plans ranging from KES 1600.
Not everyone can learn the intricacies of coding. But you don’t have to, with these websites, you’ll have your website and application ready in a matter of hours. At that point, you can either decide to rail in a programmer, or you can continue by yourself guided by the many readily available resources.
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