Mobile prototype testing with other tools

You can easily get feedback on your mobile prototypes with UserTesting. Simply extract the sharing URL from your prototyping tool of choice, and include as the starting URL for your test. 

We support a broad range of prototyping tools, though some have certain limitations. Please read on to learn how to best utilize a variety of prototyping tools in conjunction with UserTesting, including:

  • InVision
  • Marvel
  • Flinto (Lite/ Mac)
  • Axure
  • Justinmind
  • Proto.io
  • Figma
  • Adobe XD Plugin
  • ProtoPie
  • Framer

 

Prototype Testing Tip: Always be sure to indicate if you are testing prototypes or mockups, especially if they are not clickable. This ensures the test participant understands and provides the intended feedback. 

InVision

InVision Cloud is fully supported by the UserTesting Mobile Recorder on iOS and Android. The Mobile Recorder automatically:

  • Displays InVision prototypes in full-screen mode (hiding the status bar)
  • Dismiss the "Preview in Browser" and “Add to Home Screen” prompt

To test your prototype, order a prototype test from UserTesting, using  the share link for the prototype as the URL to start the test:

  • Click “Share” on your completed InVision prototype
  • Copy the share link

If you’d like to share a specific screen in your prototype, use the following instructions to retrieve the URL:

  • Click on the screen you want to share in your InVision prototype
  • Click “Share” in the lower right-hand corner and copy the share link

 

Marvel

Marvel is fully supported by the UserTesting Mobile Recorder on iOS and Android. The Mobile Recorder automatically enters Marvel prototypes into full-screen mode (hiding the status bar).

To run your test, order a prototype test from UserTesting, and paste the prototype link as the URL to start the test.
(Note: We’ve seen cases in which very complex prototypes overwhelm the mobile browser.)

Flinto Lite

The Mobile Recorder automatically enters Flinto prototypes into full-screen mode (hiding the status bar).

To run your test, order a prototype test from UserTesting, and paste your prototype’s quick link as the URL to start the test.

Flinto for Mac

Flinto for Mac mobile prototypes is only accessible on iOS devices. Testing a Flinto for Mac prototype requires extensive set-up by the testers and is not recommended for self-service testing—contact your Customer Success Manager for information on working with the Professional Services team to set up your test.

Axure

Axure is fully supported by the UserTesting Mobile Recorder on iOS and Android, and prototypes will be automatically entered into fullscreen mode.

To run a test, follow the instructions here to host your prototype online. The instructions also tell you how to find the URL for your prototype. Copy that URL. Then, create a prototype test in UserTesting and paste the URL as the starting URL in the Starting Instructions.

Tip: We suggest using a URL shortener with Axure links, especially in launch URL tasks.  

Justinmind

Justinmind is supported by the UserTesting Mobile Recorder on Android and iOS.

Note that Justinmind prototypes do not scale correctly on larger phones (on Safari, and on the Mobile Recorder).

Use the following instructions to set up your test:

  1. Open the Share menu in Justinmind Prototyper and select Share. This will open a web page listing your prototypes.
  2. Scroll to the prototype you want to test, and click on “Actions: Integrate with usability testing tools.”
  3. Select UserTesting, and copy the prototype public link URL.
  4. Click Save, and you’ll be taken directly to the UserTesting test ordering page.
  5. Select Prototype test, and paste the prototype public link as the starting URL in the starting instructions.

Proto.io

Proto.io allows you to generate a sharable URL that can be opened in a mobile browser, or via the Proto.io app. Find detailed information here.

To reduce friction, we suggest using the mobile browser option. If you'd like test participants to use the app, you'll want to advise them of this in the screener and provide appropriate instructions for downloading the app.  

 

Figma

Figma is fully supported within the UserTesting Mobile iOS and Android recorders.

Adobe XD

Learn more about the UserTesting  + Adobe XD plugin

ProtoPie

ProtoPie requires the participant to download an app before mobile  web testing. This complicated flow can be difficult for test participants. We suggest adding a screener question that indicate this additional requirement so  that potential test participants can "opt-in".

Framer

Framer prototypes are fully supported by the UserTesting Mobile recorder on iOS and Android, and prototypes will be automatically entered into fullscreen mode (hiding the status bar).To test your prototype, order a prototype test from UserTesting, and paste your prototype’s Share link to start the test.

 

Additional Resources

Prototype Testing Resource Sheet

Mobile Testing (UserTesting University) 

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