RelativeWave Gets Acquired By Google And Starts Giving Its $80 App Design Tool Away For Free

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RelativeWave, creators of an $80 “interaction design and prototyping” Mac app called Form, has been acquired by Google. As a result, Form is now free.

In case you’ve never used it, Form is a visual editor meant to help designers/developers make visually-functional prototypes of apps without writing code.

Form isn’t an app maker. That is, you don’t end up with an app that’ll do much on its own, or that you can distribute. Instead, you’ll get a rough prototype — a feel for whether or not a potential design (and many of its nuances, like the specifics of how an animation flows) are heading in the right direction. If doodling on a napkin is a 1 and actually coding the app is a 10, building a prototype with Form is somewhere around a 6.

Form is actually two apps: one that runs on OS X, and another that runs…

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