Version Reviewed: 1.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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There's an increasing number of apps out there aimed at smoothing out the process of creating one's own apps. While some simplify the coding process such as Codea, others help with different parts of the app making process. Demonstrate is one such app, allowing users to add hotspots and transitions to their previously constructed screenshots. It's a fairly specialized tool that requires backup from other sources, but it's potentially quite handy.
Best of all, it's free to download. An in-app purchase opens it up further in terms of how many screens can be used but the free build should be sufficient for many small projects. One sample project is included to explain how to use the app but it's a pretty straightforward process. Users pick out a screen from their Camera Roll or Dropbox account before dragging and dropping hotspots onto the relevant place. Then it's a matter of linking another screen to the hotspot in order to demonstrate the order of the app.
It's very easy to do with multiple transitions possible in the paid build. Flips and slides are as easy to implement as more straightforward switches, ably demonstrating how the app will look upon completion. It's quick too, with a full-screen build viewable for convenience.
Of course, Demonstrate is only a demonstration tool. It doesn't do any of the coding for the user nor does it allow for the creation of new screens, but it's a handy way of showing what's possible. For those wanting to gain business interest or simply work on a design idea or two, it's worth taking a look at and very quick to set up.