Form for iOS: The $80 interaction design and prototyping app now free

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Form is a visual editing app for iOS that allows developers to create visual prototypes for apps. when the app was first introduced on the market, it was priced at $150. This September, the price went down at $80 – you might be wondering how it got free.

Google just acquired RelativeWave, Form’s developers. This doesn’t mean the app has been made free and its development discontinued. RelativeWave says they’ll keep working on Form now that they’re part of Google.

While no official statement has been made on the subject, it’s common sense to suspect we’ll be seeing an Android version of the app hitting the market sometime in the future now that RelativeWave entered the Google family.

Form mainWhat is Form?

Form is a visual app prototype builder. You won’t be actually making apps with it, but it does let you create a prototype design (and as many possible variations as you like) – without coding involved. It’s a great place to get started, especially when developing more complex apps.

Form consists of two apps. Form for Mac and Form Viewer for your iOS device. The device must be connected to your Mac via WiFi and as you’re working on the prototype in the OS X visual editor the changes are also applied in the iOS Form Viewer app.

The first thing that popped into my head when I heard a $80 (previously $150) app just went free, was what reaction would those who actually purchased it have? In this case (although it is an unusual approach), the devs said they’ll refund those who bought the app, which is a nice gesture indeed.

If you’re an app developer and thinking of giving Form a try check out the official Form Learning Center, where you can see in detail what the app is all about and its capabilities. If you do try it, let us know what you think of it in the comments section below!

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