Sympli Simplifies Design Handoff Between Designers
Sympli, a new design handoff tool for seamless collaboration between Web and mobile designers and developers, launches.As design has become a more important part of software product development, designers have gained more power in the enterprise. There also is high demand for their services, along with the need for them to work well with developers. The rise of the designer is evidenced by the success of companies such as Adobe. Adobe, which provides tools primarily for designers, had a record quarter for its creative tools last quarter. And IT systems, software and services giant IBM is now thinking design first for all of its new software offerings, relying on its 50,000-square-foot Austin Design Studio in Austin, Texas, to lead its effort to redesign the face of enterprise software. The explosion of demand for new, compelling Web and mobile apps is keeping designers and developers as busy as ever. However, there has always been a bit of a gap between the design phase and development phase of software products. Quite often, the handoff of the product design from the designers to the development team is like a middle school relay race—shaky at best. Sympli, a Washington, D.C.-based designer and developer tool provider, has launched a new eponymously named product that simplifies the handoff of new designs between Web and mobile designers and developers.
In an interview with eWEEK, Max Ignatyev, the creator of Sympli, said the tool enables quick, easy collaboration between mobile and Web designers and developers. Indeed, with Sympli, design handoff is done in one click and design implementation is a breeze.