Kite is a native animation and prototyping design tool for the Mac. It features an intuitive timeline editor, WYSIWYG canvas, and a robust scripting interface. The iOS companion app, Kite Compositor for iOS, allows you to interact with your Kite designs right on your iPhone or iPad.
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Incredible visual access to practically every aspect of Core AnimationCons:
Limited support for vector editing in-app
Kite Compositor is my new go-to prototyping tool. As a long time iOS developer, most of my prototyping was just done in Xcode because I had complete access to Core Animation. Kite, unlike other tools, is built on top of Core Animation and exposes all (or most) of its features directly. As a result, the animations it builds are almost guaranteed to look exactly the same on device.
Beyond that, it's just a well-designed app. As with most professional applications, the UI takes a bit of poking around at first to figure out how to do everything, but after just a day of playing with it, I became familiar with most of its capabilities.
Follows Core Animation to the letter. Exports Swift code.Cons:
Amazing tool for UI and learning Core Animation.Mihaela Mihaljević Jakić has used this product for one week.