Instantly Share Your Hybrid App for Running and Testing with Anyone

Being able to share an app with a customer, a colleague, or a friend so they can test and run an app is a core benefit in a mobile platform. Since the beginning, the platform has made it very simple to test and run you mobile app in the browser or as a hybrid app via the Mobile Tester app for iOS and for Android. With the tester app, you can run and test your hybrid app, including any native APIs, without having to install the app on a device each time.

We are happy to announce today that anyone can test and run your mobile app via the Tester app—even without an account. This means after installing the tester app, anyone can try your app!

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Update to collaboration – now works behind any firewall

After a major 1.2 release which included mobile palette based on jQuery Mobile components, we pushed a minor 1.2.2 update mostly with bug fixing and other improvements. One important update in 1.2.2 is that collaboration now works behind any firewall. Before this release, used a port other than 80 for collaboration. We heard from users who are behind a firewall that collaboration just didn’t work for them. We updated collaboration to work with port 80 so now everyone will have this feature working. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Sharing prototypes

There are multiple ways to share a prototype project. One of the first features in was collaboration. During prototype design you can invite anyone to collaborate with you on the prototype in real time. You can invite a colleague working from home or a remote team in another country. There is a even a chat feature. Another way to share is to send a link to the Web Preview of the prototype. This is great if you want to show how the prototype looks in a web browser to a customer. We recently launched another way to share the prototype (the old school way). You can export the entire project into a zipped HTML bundle file and then share the file. Web Preview version (HTML/JS/CSS) will be generated for each screen in prototype and zipped together.

From Projects page, select Options/Export to HTML bundle: