Intro

Besides interactions within a single device, ProtoPie makes it possible to easily prototype Interactions that involve communicating among multiple devices, such as chatting or transferring money.

Get Started

Send Responses and Receive Triggers are needed to make Interactions that involve transmitting and receiving data. The device that is transmitting data will use a Send Response, and set the Message ID to be the same the Message ID of the receiving device’s Receive Trigger. Once the Trigger and Response are set, the Response tied to the Receive Trigger will activate upon receiving data.

Send Response

Channel
a channel for communication. Select “ProtoPie Studio” as a channel in order to allow interactions among devices. Android Broadcasting allows apps installed in one Android-powered device to communicate with one another
Message ID
When the string defined for “Send response” and the string defined for the Receive Trigger are the same, interactions among devices can be activated

Receive Trigger

Channel
a channel for communication. Select “ProtoPie Studio” as a channel in order to allow interactions among devices. Android Broadcasting allows apps installed in one Android-powered device to communicate with one another
Message ID
When the string defined for “Send response” and the string defined for the Receive Trigger are the same, interactions among devices can be activated

Example

tilt trigger
Tap
Send
Receive
Rotate
Download

Connect Devices

In order to connect devices, a Windows or Mac OS X computer running ProtoPie Studio and connected to a wifi network is required. Alternatively, you can connect devices to the computer via USB. (Click here find out more about connecting devices to ProtoPie Studio.)

FAQ

Up to how many devices can be connected to one another?

There is no set limit, provided that there are no limitations in the surrounding usage environment.

Can Interactions among devices be observed without ProtoPie Studio?

No. Communication among devices requires one Windows or Mac OS X computer running ProtoPie Studio because the communication feature uses ProtoPie Studio as a communication channel.

Can prototypes communicate with IoT devices?

Yes. An Android device running ProtoPie Player is needed. With some simple support from developers, prototypes can communicate with IoT devices. Drop us a line at support@protopie.io.io for instructions.

Language selector
TOP