ProtoPie Player

  • I cannot wirelessly connect ProtoPie Player on my smart device to ProtoPie Studio, what should I do?

    First, make sure that your computer and smart device are connected to the same network and that the connection is stable. Once they are connected to the same network, make sure that the IP address in ProtoPie Studio on your computer matches to the one on your smart device in ProtoPie Player (e.g. 172.16.3.169).

    If you are still not able to connect ProtoPie Player to ProtoPie Studio, it could be that your network has certain security limitations or the IP addresses do not match even though your computer and smart device are connected to the same network.

    An alternative would be to connect ProtoPie Player to ProtoPie Studio using a USB cable.

    Contact us if you need more help.

  • I cannot connect ProtoPie Player on my smart device to ProtoPie Studio through USB. What should I do?

    Regarding iOS devices, make sure that your Lightning-to-USB cable has Apple’s MFI certification. On Windows, iTunes needs to be installed to connect iOS devices to ProtoPie Studio through USB.

    Regarding Android devices, make sure that USB Debugging is enabled. Learn more about USB Debugging.

    If this problem persists, reboot your smart device and try connecting again.

    Contact us if you need more help.

  • ProtoPie Player crashes while loading or running my prototype, what should I do?

    Try the following steps:

    1. Reboot your smart device.
    2. If rebooting helped, it means there was a problem with the memory in the smart device. Make sure to not have too many apps open at the same time.
    3. If rebooting did not help, delete the ProtoPie Player app and reinstall it.

    Contact us if the problem persists.

  • Why do I need to install the fonts I use in my prototypes on each smart device?

    Although we are aware it is not ideal for user testing, this restriction had to be implemented to prevent any possible copyright infringements.

    If you'd like a certain font to work in your prototype running in ProtoPie Player on a smart device, make sure to install the font manually on that device first.

  • Voice prototyping does not work in my prototype, what should I do?

    ProtoPie's voice prototyping features consist of speech-to-text (STT) and text-to-speech (TTS).

    Speech-to-text

    By default, the prototype does not pick up any speech. Hence, in order to use the Voice Command trigger, enable listening first using the Listen response.

    Best practices for greater efficiency and accuracy:

    • Stay close to the microphone.
    • Avoid background noise.
    • Try to be articulate.

    Speech-to-text interactions work in the following:

    • Preview window of ProtoPie Studio
    • ProtoPie Player
    • ProtoPie Cloud
      • Google Chrome on desktop
      • Google Chrome on Android

    Text-to-speech

    Make sure what you enter in the text or formula input field in the Speak response can be interpreted as text. Then the prototype should be able to "speak" by reading the text out loud.

    Text-to-speech interactions work in the following:

    • Preview window of ProtoPie Studio
    • ProtoPie Player

    Voice prototyping is currently in Beta. Contact us to share any feedback you may have⁠—improvements or otherwise!