Zagreb, Croatia (PRWEB) April 10, 2009
MockupScreens has released MockupScreens v. 4, a rapid screen prototyping powerhouse for Windows. MockupScreens bridges the gap between software developers and their non-technical clients. Without teaching complex systems concepts to their software users, software developers can use MockupScreens to clearly communicate system requirements and solidify user expectations, before thousands of dollars are invested in design and programming work.
MockupScreens takes the risk out of software development. In just a few hours, a software developer can create screen prototypes that can be used to communicate system specifications with end-users, show corporate managers what their investment in a new application will yield, and eliminate the misunderstandings that often run rampant when software engineers and business people have different visions of the proposed system.
New features in v. 4 include significantly more robust functionality, a standard interface with native Windows controls and dialogs that speed up the creation of mockup screens, finer control over the font attributes used on the screens, and the ability to instantly switch the look and feel of the mockup screens among Windows format, web format, and black-and-white sketches. The new version also makes it easier to jump to another screen from any element in the current screen, comment on any element, print screens directly, copy screen snapshots directly into Word, import and export sets of screens, and export information to XML format.
MockupScreens lets you design a new screen in just two or three minutes. Systems analysts and business people can sit down together, and talk about system requirements by designing input and processing screens. With MockupScreens, most misunderstandings are eliminated because prototypes of the new application's screens are being designed interactively by the two parties - programmers and users - who need to have a common understanding of what the new system will do. Business users, with no programming experience, can participate fully in the creation of mockup screens because the software requires no programming skills. Users can simply "draw" Windows or web application screens.
It's easy to create a series of mockup screens, group them into scenarios, and present them to the business team for their review. By visualizing the application being built, communications get stronger, and expectations are shared. MockupScreens ensures that the programming staff has a working knowledge of the users' needs. Development time is reduced, re-programming time falls to near-zero, and customer satisfaction increases dramatically.
When designing Windows mockup screens, it's easy to add buttons, fields, tables, and other controls, and populate them with realistic data. When creating mockups of web screens, you can add a web browser toolbar, links, and images. The resulting screens will never be mistaken for real programming screens. But they convey the business requirements that the new system will demand, in terms that both developers and business people will understand.
Whether you're a systems analyst who needs a visual tool to communicate effectively with non-technical computer users, an application development manager who needs a strong communication tool for explaining project objectives to corporate management, or a software designer who wants business people to understand how the new application will look before costly development, MockupScreens has the tools that you need.
MockupScreens v. 4 runs under Windows 2000/XP/Vista, costs $89.95(US) for a single-user license, and may be purchased securely online at http://mockupscreens.com/. Team, corporate, and education licenses are available. You can download a trial version from the company's web site.