ProtoPie Player

ProtoPie Player is a free companion app to ProtoPie Studio. View, experience, and test prototypes on iOS, iPadOS, and Android easily. Access prototypes in the cloud, save prototypes locally, and more—all from your mobile device or tablet.

ProtoPie Player for iOS, iPadOS, and Android smart devices.

Opening Prototypes in ProtoPie Player

We always recommend using ProtoPie Player when experiencing and testing prototypes on a mobile device or tablet. The input layer, sensor-related interactions, and voice prototyping features all work in ProtoPie Player but don't always work properly in the mobile browser.

There are various ways to open prototypes in ProtoPie Player.

Opening a Link of a Prototype

If you have ProtoPie Player installed, opening a link of a prototype would lead to the prototype opening in ProtoPie Player by default.

Learn more about uploading and sharing prototypes with ProtoPie Cloud.

Scanning the QR Code

If you have a prototype in the cloud open in your desktop browser, scan the QR code to open the prototype in ProtoPie Player.

Connecting to ProtoPie Studio

Try prototypes in ProtoPie Player directly from ProtoPie Studio on your desktop. There are three ways to connect ProtoPie Player to ProtoPie Studio.

  • Scanning the QR code.
  • Entering the IP address.
  • Using a USB cable.

Scanning the QR Code

  1. Make sure your computer and smart device are connected to the same WiFi network.
  2. Click on Device in the toolbar in ProtoPie Studio. A QR code will show.
  3. Tap on the Scan QR Code button in ProtoPie Player.
  4. Scan the QR code.
  5. Once connected, click on Run in the toolbar in ProtoPie Studio or the Run icon in ProtoPie Player. The prototype will run on your smart device.
  6. Made any changes to your prototype? Just run the prototype again, and the changes are reflected immediately.
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Entering the IP Address

  1. Make sure your computer and smart device are connected to the same WiFi network.
  2. Click on Device in the toolbar in ProtoPie Studio. Your IP address will show.
  3. Tap on Type IP Address from the dropdown menu in ProtoPie Player.
  4. Enter your IP address.
  5. Your device will appear under New Devices. Click on Approve.
  6. Once connected, click on Run in the toolbar in ProtoPie Studio or the Run icon in ProtoPie Player. The prototype will run on your smart device.
  7. Made any changes to your prototype? Just run the prototype again, and the changes are reflected immediately.
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Using a USB Cable

  1. Make sure your computer and smart device are connected using a USB cable.
    1. For Android devices, enable USB debugging.
    2. For Apple devices with a Windows PC, use iTunes.
  2. A connection will be established automatically.
  3. Once connected, click on Run in the toolbar in ProtoPie Studio or the Run icon in ProtoPie Player. The prototype will run on your smart device.
  4. Made any changes to your prototype? Just run the prototype again, and the changes are reflected immediately.

Enabling USB Debugging on Android

Enable USB debugging on Android using these steps.

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    1. Open Settings and click on About phone.
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    2. Tap on Build Number 7 times, and Developer options will appear.
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    3. Click on Developer options.
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    4. Enable USB debugging. 
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    5. Allow USB debugging.

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