Exploring other ways of bringing data into our prototypes. Tried using a public Google Sheet as JSON and it worked great!
Here's a helpful article I referenced if you want to try and use the same approach: https://coderwall.com/p/duapqq/use-a-google-spreadsheet-as-your-json-backend
I'm thinking of making a folder of these different sheets for different types of data that others can use.
aw yiss edit: Juan Sanchez Have you looked at https://www.kimonolabs.com/ as a data source? I was thinking of giving that a shot
I'm working on a set of guides for integrating framer and Parse which should make this type of thing really easy.
That'd be great George ! Building my first iOS app (excuse to learn XCode/Swift really) with Parse based on a Framer Proto I made. Would be great to use data from same source when designing.
I haven't tried Kimono. I'll check it out. In general, I like the idea of a data source playing a role in the prototyping process, especially if I can just reference something others have created, like activity feed, photo stream, profile, etc. I gravitated towards a spreadsheet because it's pretty approachable for anyone and I can involve non-technical folks.
Absolutely, I think its awesome, I just started playing around with plugins in sketch that provide dummy data like user profiles/names/email etc. I wonder it framer could build a plugin platform to allow data-streams in the prototypes.
That'd be awesome. I've just been creating snippets as I pull together new data sources.
I can definitely see that being a viable solution for certain projects with my teammates. Some definite synergies when it comes to data collection. Callil- which one are you using for Sketch? I saw one that maps json object values to text with a $ prefix and same name.
I gave Kimono a try and it was really easy to use. I put together an example using data from Kickstarter. Had to deal with some cross-domain issues for testing on localhost and posting on Dropbox, so you'll need to alter the CORS settings on Kimono if you want to use this technique I think.
Juan Sanchez that's awesome. thanks.
I was also pointed to this: https://import.io
Here's an example from the click of a button: https://magic.import.io/?site=http:%2F%2Fdribbble.com
Thanks Juan Sanchez!
As promised: https://medium.com/@gk3/using-parse-to-power-up-your-framer-prototypes-88cb87009d00