A complete product for designer to create app
I am extremely sorry, but sharing just a thought which may not part of this product, but might its related to all our UX designer thinking/ feelings. We are really sensitive about out creativity, and do not wanted to give up while its getting developed/ or do not wanted to depend on someone.
What if Adobe come up a complete end to end product for UX professional or UI experts, where they do not need to code a single line and create a complete product which will be a tough competition to XCODE or respective application.
May be the basic concept of product will be base on current Adobe XD (A great tool for UX professionals). We already have a great tool Adobe MUSE for websites, why not one more unbeatable product for apps.
It just a thought. Please excuse me for this.
Blake Barr commented
XD projects need to be able to be exported as an App. The interface and features are great, but without a finished project it is mostly useless.
Jose Troullioud commented
Hi, i hoop that wil be the next step improvement on XD! It least that you can import it to Xcode and or Android studio! Or an own system to publish it to the App Store and Google play!
Maybe it would be possible in the future; when xd is worked out more. To create a feature (like in the old adobe muse), to create a feature where to can publish it on the app store. This will allow for people to create apps with ease. Also bringing more designers.
Having the ability to output as a finished app without the need for developer involvement would be amazing.
Cory Roth commented
Great suggestion. Although, if Adobe does that we may see the app store flooded with apps of all sorts. Technology has given us Indie book publishing, Indie music, Indie Films... and before long Indie Apps.
Ben Matthews commented
It would be an amazing feature that when I have designed an app there was the capability to export it into X-Code so then I can publish the app onto the App Store as an Apple Developer. Just like I can do in Muse for websites - this then takes out the cost for developers to get involved and code it. Makes it so much more accessible for anyone to make apps which is what the community needs!
I think this is the way it's going, but a very long way off a full, huge project, design app. If you read some of these feature suggestions I think users want it to be a full design app right now. Personally I'd like it to be a very fast, minimal prototyping app, without too many features.
Frank Dominguez commented
As we see XD is an excelent tool to desing and prototype an app, im looking foward to adobe team to expand this software at app developing o app creator, because others places charge a lot or the softwares are to expensive
I would like Adobe XD to be a complete creation Application for Mobile app.
I would like to develop in the app so i do not need to use other apps.
From design to Code and then publish or export it ready to distrubution on Appstore or Android store or webb.
This will be a success if adobe listen to this.
About coding it should be already pre-made functions you can use and also if there is no you could make your custom functions.
It should be as easy as possible for a non coder to handle.
Maybe a New Tab for Coding .. easy coding.
Peter Burgess commented
Xd needs to be an end to end process, design prototype and publish a finished app for upload to an app store, not the halfway house that it currently is. And it needs to continue to be a none coder friendly solution. The future is accessibility, usability and simplicity like with Muse etc.. Evolve or die Xd...
Since XD designs so well, why cant it be how muse works with HTML/CSS. Why not publish apps and/or html from within. If a prototype looks so cool in functionality, and is tested through a link and works just fine then why not embed the code for the full app to make one-stop published apps. Why not?
Armando Scuro commented
While I agree that would be awesome I think it is extremely difficult, not impossible, but will definitely not give perfect code that is what designer intended.
I think however it could work for simple task such as a drop down, or simple modules, or even at least the design wise.
With that being said, learning code is a good idea and will compliment a designer skill set, thats what i'm doing right now, learning swift and all, not really that hard
You can, by accessing the link you create in Xd, and add it to your home screen (it's still just a »website« though).
And Apple has made it a true nightmare to publish to the app store in the first place with all its signing and what have you. I see it impossible for Adobe to be able to bypass this hurdle from within Xd – unfortunately.
I think it would great to have the possibility to test the app in your phone or tablet, even to publish it in the app store.
… because it's quite impossible. If you want to be an expert — learn to code! it's not that difficult! ;)
everyone should code a bit! (muse is unprofessional software-bimbim for people who are too lazy to make it the right way!)
Please excuse me for my opinion … but you can start now!