InVision Studio Platform

An early look at our new App Store, Asset Library, Open API

#2 Product of the DayMay 24, 2018

Be the first to create apps that supercharge the Studio experience.

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Clark from InVision here. I’m excited to tell you about the next big milestone for the InVision Studio Platform—a new app store, asset library, and open API. The app store lets you seamlessly connect Studio to the design, productivity, and collaboration tools you and your team use every day. Our asset library is the best place to get ui kits, components, icons, and typography—everything you need to take your screen designs to exciting new places. Our mission is to give every designer in the world access to the most seamless digital product design workflow ever created. We’re kicking off this announcement with an all-star group of partners, including Atlassian, Google, Salesforce, UserTesting, Getty Images, Dribbble, and many, many more to come very soon! Join us and become a Studio partner by signing up for our Maker Program. Don’t have Studio yet? Get access now!
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@clarkvalberg So pumped to see all the amazing stuff that the community of makers will create—infinite possibilities!
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@clarkvalberg @pablostanley absolutely! The incredible value of this platform will be continually unlocked as more and more amazing makers make it their own and build things that drive the design community forward. This ecosystem belongs to everyone! 🙌
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@clarkvalberg looks great! 👏 when we will be able to test it in the beta? 🚀
@clarkvalberg Would love to check it out.How are you planning to reach out to users/companies ?
Everyone's building an App Store! (I know, hyperbole, but not long ago Intercom announced their Messenger platform) This makes even more sense why InVision started a $5M fund to invest in design tools.
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@rrhoover Thanks for that info! didn't know they had a fund for this kind of stuff!
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Very sad to see that Invision - once a really great company, currently focuses more on marketing than on actually delivering something. Tons of promises never fulfilled. I'm especially disappointed that after long wait and poorly handled delay the invitation I received was Mac only. Despite the initial promises the Windows users were ignored again.

Pros:

Potentially, could be great

Cons:

No Windows version, delays and poor communication from Invision

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Hey! I'm Kris with InVision. Bummed to read that. Obviously we’ve let you down somewhere along the way. We are so excited about Studio and are working like crazy to get the Windows version in your hands. Happy to chat 1-1 to hear more about your frustrations.
Hey there- so sorry to hear you feel this way! The Windows version of Studio is still on its way and will be entering early access mode alongside the Mac version as soon as we are able. Transparent shop talk: One of the most difficult parts about building products is being faced with priority decisions. Delaying our Windows launch slightly is one of those tough decisions that stings but one that we ultimately made for the benefit of all users in the long haul (especially Windows users). The quickest way to get to a critical path, optimized, daily-driver experience is to nail the platform where we have the highest % of day-to-day users at the moment (which happens to be Mac). The good news is that based on our tech stack choices the platform experience scales incredibly well cross-platform. Mac also happens to have a lower set of configuration permutations (there's a more finite set of machine models) so it makes ruling out issues based on unique configurations a lot easier. This means that a razor focus up front on Mac ensures overall platform success and a much tighter Windows experience when we officially open up that build as well. So while the delay here may seem counter-intuitive its actually been made in the spirit of fast track our dev cycles there. Totally get that its still a bummer, but hoping some context here is helpful. Thanks for hanging in there! I'd really love the opportunity to connect with you one-on-one to dig deeper and make sure we're communicating and delivering for you! I'd love it if you would hit me up: stephen[at]invisionapp.com so we can chat a bit more. Thanks!
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Exactly. Why even say that the early access has both windows and mac then once you're in "after a long wait" the windows download is disabled. You could say that from the beginning. But again, marketing. Anyway Adobe XD all the way; Less marketing from their team while over delivering.
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So. Much. Bluster. Also, btw, the core product that got them here, prototyping, hasn't had a meaninful update in, I dunno, 4 years? 3 years? It's still just gluing together PNGs with arbitrarily drawn hotspots. I'm with you, I used to be a _huge_ fan, but blah. Invision seems to be a brand more than a product company, and I don't need another brand in my life.
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So many things happen to invision right now still, windows get left behind, I got excited about the "Studio" thing, but losing interest as I patiently waiting. And here is another one, how are we going to catch up, if we cant even have a single try?

Where's justice and diversity? lol ✌️ Just kidding :)

Pros:

Apple OS Users, Design & Rejoice!

Cons:

Windows Users, Enjoy Watching!

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Congrats Clark!
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