Longtime readers should remember Briefs, which creator Rob Rhyne unveiled back at the C4[3] conference in 2009. It was Rhyne’s vision for a modern, simple, prototyping/UI mockup tool for mobile app designers, and it caught my eye immediately.

And then it entered App Store limbo.

It took a few years and some significant rethinking of the concept, but as of a few weeks ago, Briefs is out. I love this story, not just because Briefs is a terrific app (actually, a few apps — a viewer for iOS, and a developer tool for the Mac), but because this app ever seeing the light of day was the result of such dogged determination. Many people would have given up at some point. Rhyne did not.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013