Well, it’s finally time to come out from under the covers and tell one and all what I’ve been up to for a good few many months now.
yLIP is a drag and drop mobile app builder. It’s simple and quick to use, but powerful enough to create some quite sophisticated apps.
It’s intended to be easy for non technical people to create apps with. Why should content creators should not have the tools needed to create amazing looking apps easily, without having to employ programmers?
Mac Desktop Application
yLip is a Mac desktop application, which gives you an editor to compose your app with and a simulator to see what it looks like and how it runs.
This is a screen shot of Magnetic Letters in the making, and you can see the basics of the desktop editor at work here.
You can add different screens (scenes) and add different layers to each scene – images, text, video, sounds, hotspots, even animated image sequences. Layers can interact with each other ( you can hide, expand, move layers) and can be dragged around the screen if wished, as in Magnetic Letters.
You can import a pdf document into the editor, and it will create an app from it with a different scene for each page in the pdf, and add zooming, swiping, a pop up scene browser and even allow links in the pdf to open up mobile safari.
There’s lots more to yLIP, so please go and have a look if you’re interested.
Finally, I’d just like to say how stoked everybody here at Rosebrae Technology is that we’re now in open beta. It’s been a long, hard road to get there, but I think it’s been worth it.