ProtoPie Studio

  • I can't start ProtoPie any longer, what should I do?

    If you get to see the following error message, follow the steps below depending on your operating system.

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    Windows

    1. Update to the latest version of Windows.
    2. Restart ProtoPie.

    MacOS

    1. Go to "~/Library/Application Support/ProtoPie".
    2. Delete the "preference.json" file.
    3. Restart ProtoPie.

    Contact us if you need more help.

  • The preview window in ProtoPie Studio keeps lagging, what should I do?

    You can turn off the auto reload option in the preview window. You may find this option in the lower left corner of the preview window.

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    Contact us if you need more help.

  • Why is my prototype behaving differently in the preview window compared to ProtoPie Player or Cloud?

    Prototypes and interactions made in ProtoPie should behave the same in the preview window, ProtoPie Player and Cloud - with the exception of sensor- or keyboard-related interactions, interactions across devices, and interactions involving the Link response.

    If you encounter this issue, contact us for assistance.

  • I cannot find a font that I installed on my computer in ProtoPie, what should I do?

    Make sure that you install fonts using Font Book on macOS or Fonts Control Panel on Windows, instead of using third-party font managers. After restarting ProtoPie Studio, you should be able to use the fonts that you just installed.

    Contact us if you need assistance.

  • I can't record my prototype in the preview window any longer, what should I do?

    If the record button in the preview window suddenly stops working, restart ProtoPie and try again.

    Contact us if the problem persists.

  • 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!