do any swift peeps here have any experience or thoughts on the few third party layout tools like JUDO, DetailsPro - maybe even Figma ( when including the export to SwiftUI plugin ) - to make the initial visual layout design and prototyping going a little quicker before plunging into Xcode and swift ?
Clearly we have this in XOJO - and of course SwiftUI is very very different - but all the same - what are peeps thoughts on using a drag and drop layout tool as a first step to getting a rough UI going ?
Are there any other similar tools one should consider?
Sorry haven’t used any of them to make a SwiftUI based app
The little I did use Figma it was more of a pain in the rear than useful
I have an app I use that takes a Xojo GUI layout and converts it to Swift (not SwiftUI)
however it is not quite ready for public deployment
I’m still only learning Swift UI and I’m old, so I am used to hand typing markup languages, which is actually what I like about Swift UI.
I hate HTML editors because they often impose limits and try to over control. I want this here, nope, you can have it here, here or there, but not where you want. Whereas when I hand type it, I can put it where I want it and configure it the way I want it (CSS laughs in my face).
Still learning SwiftUI and do all work in Xcode.
FYI - an interview with the devs behind Judo
Judo looks like a contender for me - its SwifUI under the hood and written ( unlike Figma ) specifically for SwiftUI projects
“Judo is a design and build tool for SwiftUI apps that writes production-ready code for you while you’re designing. Eliminate back-and-forth with developers and free them from unrewarding grunt work.”
I’ve just signed on and trying out a months subscription to JUDO on App Store - a graphical editor for crafting SwiftUI desgns that can be ported to Xcode and swift.
Will let. you guys know how I get on