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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 11 2013 10:39 PM UTC +00:00
$3,026
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
40
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 11 2013 10:39 PM UTC +00:00

About

Slicing PSD's is a long, tedious process that cuts into precious development time. Wouldn't you love a product that can take a Photoshop file and generate ready-to-use native UI code for the platform of your choice? Sounds pretty far-fetched, doesn’t it? … Well with AppXen, we’ve done just that. With our simple drag and drop process, you can go from design to App in seconds. 

AppXen analyzes your Photoshop file, parses out the necessary data, slices your images into retina & non-retina versions, and generates the UI code for the platform of your choice. This will save a developer an average of 2-8 hours per screen of an application design. With the clean, ready-to-use code, you’ll be on your way to producing apps faster than ever before.

  • Appcelerator Titanium: iOS, Android, MobileWeb
  • Alloy for Titanium 
  • Native iOS (Objective C) 
  • Android (XML) 
  • HTML and CSS (That includes PhoneGap)
  • Keep your money in your pocket, Photoshop not required 
  • Use from command line or with our easy-to-use GUI 
  • Drop a file and get back the clean native code 
  • Support for all Photoshop Layer Types 
  • Full support for Text Layers and Font Styles 
  • Full support for Vector Shapes 
  • Outputs optimized PNG images Retina & Non-Retina exports 
  • Maintains view hierarchy 
  • Maintains layer positioning 
  • Extendable functionality

 Let Appxen do the work and turn those mock-ups in to running apps.

Select your output platform, drop your PSD file on the app and take a break, but not a long one ... AppXen does this all in seconds. You get back cleanly formatted, ready-to-use native code and all the accompanying images just waiting for you to create something amazing.

 Watch AppXen in action 

Integrate AppXen into your favorite editor and get back to work!

Using the our custom API you can connect your favorite editor to work with AppXen so you never have to leave what you are doing. Appxen allows you to speed up your workflow and work smarter.

Best of all you don't even need to have Photoshop.

Appxen will read and compile your PSD all on its own. So you no longer need to own Photoshop just work with all those PSDs.

Not a fan of the generated code for your selected platform? That's fine, just put in a pull request to make the templates better. All of AppXen's code output templates will be Open-Sourced, allowing for an ever-evolving ecosystem where developers are able to continually create new possibilities.

Yeah, thats right we're everywhere! 


Once AppXen hits the streets, everyone using it will have a little more free time on their hands and I’m sure they’ll be pretty grateful for that. Imagine the high-fives you’ll get when people see you walking around with an AppXen sticker on your laptop, they’ll know you were a part of making it happen. With a fresh new AppXen license you’ll cut down on development time, giving YOU more time to take on more clients or just sit back and relax. Either way, the only thing you'll be slicing is a pizza.

 

 We want your help to muscle out the remaining development of AppXen. AppXen has been in development as a side project over the past year, being worked on by a team of one. With the funds generated from this Kickstarter Campaign we will be able to dedicate more time to the project and add more brains to our development team and design team. Then we will be hard at work fine-tuning and finishing the remaining pieces:

  • Creating an extendable Javascript based, plugins system (Yeah, that means Node.js!)
  • Optimizing the image output to give you crisp images from your PSD (Retina & Non-Retina)
  • Cutting down compile time on large files to get your code generated faster
  • Busting out a slicker, feature-rich command line and graphic interface
  • Bulk compiles, to generate the code for all your screens in parallel

Below are some ideas for stretch goals to be decided on. We will post an update after we've received some feedback from the community:

  • Android - Java Layouts
  • Support for HTML5 Canvas
  • Windows Phone - XAML , C#
  • Mac App - Objective C
  • Sublime Text Plugin
  • Pixelmator Support
  • Pixate Support
  • Mobile App - Slice your PSD's on the go
  • Remote storage integration (Dropbox, Google Drive, Droplr, etc.)
  • Photoshop Plugin (there's always that one guy haha)
  • Or maybe something better, decided on by the backers :-)
  • If things get crazy, maybe even: Adobe Illustrator Support
Throw us a comment with your ideas on stretch goals or features you'd like to see make it ...

Risks and challenges

AppXen will revolutionize the way designers and developers interact with PSD's, drastically cutting down on development time. This is the next big thing, something you will use on a daily basis. Creating a product this complete and robust is a difficult task. AppXen has been a labor of love side project over the past year, and we're on the home stretch. We just need your help to put together the final pieces. This Kickstarter funding will ensure that AppXen is ready for production in a timely manner and made available to everyone.

That mockup your clients wanted? Now you can show them a fully coded native UI, not just an image. All this without the need to purchase Photoshop. Your xen moment awaits!

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    Entourage Pack - We'll give you 5 licenses to AppXen v1 to get everyone producing at top speeds! You will also get early access to the Javascript Plug-in API, and your company/organization name in the credits.

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    Business Casual - We'll give you 10 licenses to AppXen v1 to get everyone on your team shredding through pesky UI development, early access to the Javascript Plug-in API, and your company/organization name in the credits.

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    Can we hang out? - We come to you and give your team a workshop on how to customize and get the most out of AppXen, along with 10 licenses to AppXen v1. You will also get early access to the Javascript Plug-in API and your company/organization name in the credits.
    We will get in contact with you to work out the details and date of your workshop. If travel required limited to US unless otherwise agreed upon.

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    We mean business! - For providing such significant support, we'll prominently display your organization's logo in the Appxen credits. You'll also receive an Enterprise license to AppXen v1, early access to the Javascript Plug-in API, and we'll work together to figure out something — whether that be a workshop, speaking arrangement, training, or some other promotional activity. And ... You'll receive an in-person High Five from each member of the team!

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- (30 days)