Recently I was contracted to re-design an iPad application. This was a fairly typical UX/UI redesign project where we had to look through an existing application and do the best we could in a fairly short timeframe to restructure the UX and re-design the UI in a manner that could be pulled off by the company’s development team in a similarly short timeframe. Not being one to have a TON of UI for iPad experience at the time, I went searching for something that could make my life easier when in the UI phase of the project.
I discovered LiveView by Nicholas Zambetti. This little (free) app pairs your desktop with your iDevice of choice. By placing a little window on your desktop (zip file), you can use the app (iTunes link) to connect to your Mac and see what it will look like on the iDevice screen in (fairly) real time. It refreshes pretty quickly and even supports some touch response on your iDevice back to your Mac kinda like a mouse. So… As you can guess, this came in super handy laying over the top of my Photoshop window while I designed the interface screens and mockups. Thanks Nicholas!
Note: Mac OS X 10.5 and iOS 3.1 Required