What do you like best?
I have tried several of the prototyping tools and LOVE the intuitive nature of iRise. There are many ways to skin a cat while using it, and creating pages is easy with their widgets and Masters. I was able to wireframe my new app in 2-3 days, and link all my fields and buttons, creating a fully WORKING app prototype!
I took the online training course which really got me going, but for the ADVANCED page and field creation I cannot recommend enough how important the mentoring time can be. I had 16 hours of intense training, and feel like I can create almost anything now!
What do you dislike?
Two small complaints, but plenty of work-arounds for both:
1) Eyedropper tool. Not in the system yet for PC, and using another app for RGB, you can still exact match your colors. I know they are working on it now.
2) I wish they had a better cataloging system for widgets. They are grouped, but it is not intuitive when you are starting out, so you end up spending a lot of time searching for button clusters, or data fields to adapt for your needs instead of creating from scratch. Once you get used to where they are located, and what they are called, it goes faster.
Recommendations to others considering the product
DEFINITELY spend some time on the Mentoring with the customer success team. Send them what you have, and they can give recommendations for best practices, improvements, and adaptation for user experience. We had Eleanor in for 3 days and took leaps ahead with her training, help and guidance!
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We are creating a new web portal and mobile app (ios and android) and needed a platform to show exactly how the app would work to hand off with requirements for our 1st launch, and subsequent launches to our programmers. The response time to get their low fidelity version back to us saved weeks of trial and error.