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Feb 14

Here’s a Tip: Connector Modes

Did you know that the Flowchart aspect has multiple connector methods?  These help you connect objects faster based on how they are connected.

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The three connector modes are:

A-B
This method lets you connect two objects by clicking on the first object and then on the second object.  Nothing is selected afterwards so you can create another connection by repeating the steps.

A-B-C
This method  also lets you connect A and B by clicking on them in order.  However, B remains selected after clicking B.  This allows you to chain objects together in sequence.  If you click C you will create a connection between B/C in addition to A/B.

A-B, A-C
This method once again lets you connect A to B by clicking on them sequentially.  However, in this case A remains selected.  If you click C you will create a connection between A/B and A/C.

Use these tools to connect flowcharts much more efficiently!


28
Jan 14

New Aspect: Dropbox Support! (It’s Free)

Many users of JumboLogic use Dropbox to store files for their projects since they can be easily accessed, edited, and uploaded from their staff’s computers.  We’ve added a Dropbox aspect that will let you do this much easier.

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  • “Bookmark” a folder in your Dropbox account to provide quick access to necessary files for this project.
  • Download from/Upload files to your Dropbox account
  • Users must log in to Dropbox so it still provides security

27
Jan 14

New Aspect: ContentCub is Released!

The ContentCub aspect is now available on the JumboLogic AppMarket!  This aspect helps streamline the process of collecting content (text, taglines, images, audio, videos, etc.) from your customers.

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First, define the pages in your web/mobile app or pull them directly from an interface or sitemap aspect. Second, define what content is needed on each page. Third, add your customer as a collaborator and they will be able to upload content. Once complete you will be able to download all content in one consolidated zip file containing content divided into folders by page.

** Approve or reject content based on stated requirements.
** Save up to 5GB of data per licensed account

Available for $20/month


24
Jan 14

New Feature: Interface Spanning

We added Interface Snapping a few weeks ago and we’re following that up with Interface Spanning.  If you recall, Interface Snapping helps you snap objects to an edge or corner of its parent.  Interface Spanning lets objects “span” across a parent such as the interface.  This means that objects can size themselves automatically to the width or height (or both) of an interface.

spanThe options for spanning are “Left” – from its current location to the Left border. “Right”.  ”Left & Right” – from its current location to the Left border and Right border”.  ”Top”, “Bottom”, and “Top & Bottom”.

If you use Spanning in conjunction with Snapping you can make more complex interfaces.


22
Jan 14

Did you know JumboLogic supports multiple monitors?

It sure does!  We use JumboLogic every day and we find it really useful to be able to have multiple windows open at once.  You can copy/paste between windows on interface and flowchart speeding up spec creation and editing.  Keeping multiple windows open for reference purposes is great too since everything in an app is intertwined.

This is a pic of one of the workstations we use at our office.  Neat huh?photo


04
Dec 13

New Feature: Interface Snapping

One of the drawbacks of the interface aspect was that when you had pages that were different sizes it was tough to keep the footer on the bottom of the page or menus locked to the right side locked to the right.

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We have added a feature called “Interface Snapping” that allows you to “snap” objects to its container The container is just the object’s parent.

This means you can snap objects to its parent or the page.  This is useful when you need to place a footer at the bottom of your interfaces or need to “float” objects to the right side of your interface.

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28
Nov 13

A tour of JumboLogic by Eric

The tour video is finally up on the JumboLogic website! Check it out!

Our founder, Eric, gives you a tour of JumboLogic and how it can be used on a real project.

http://jumbologic.com/frontend/fe_features.php

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31
Oct 13

Now drag files onto the project view!

You can drag and drop multiple files onto the project view now.  If you drag it onto a folder you can quickly move several files into your project.

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Once you drop the files a dialog will appear asking you how you want those files added.  You can pick to add them as Files, Interfaces, or Webshots.

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Upload as:

  • JL Files – If you want to store them as basic files
  • JL Interface – If you want to use them as interface backgrounds (great for editing/reorganizing existing interfaces)
  • JL Webshots – If you want to mark the interface up with markers, highlighters, or notes (annotation)

We wanted to make it easier to edit and define changes to existing web/mobile applications.


15
Oct 13

Support Forum on its way!

We’re adding a support forum to your JumboLogic accounts in the next few days.  We will use it as the primary means of communication with our customers.  We hope that our customers will also help each other.  JumboLogic staff members (including Eric and Greg) will respond to your posts freakishly fast!  We promise!


10
Oct 13

Now take screenshots and mark them up using JLWebshots!

Our goal with JumboLogic has always been to create the best web/mobile app definition tool out there.  One big drawback was that you couldn’t define changes to existing apps really well.  Well, we took care of that with the addition of JLWebshots.

JLWebshots allows you to take screenshots and mark them up.  Simply select JLWebshots when you add an aspect.webshot1

You’ll have two options to take screenshots:

Option #1: Specify a URLwebshot2

Option #2: Install the Chrome pluginwebshot3

The Chrome plugin will allow you to take screen captures directly from your browser.  This is faster and allows you take screen captures of webpages that aren’t publicly accessible such as those behind login pages or firewalls.

Marking up your screenshot

Once you grab a screenshot you’ll have several options to mark it up.

  • Annotate with text
  • Draw with a pencil
  • Highlighter
  • Draw rectangles
  • Eraser
  • Do it all in different colors

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What do you get when you’re all done?  You get this:

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