Adobe has announced some of its plans for the upcoming Project Comet. Currently still in testing, Comet is meant to be an end-to-end tool for user experience designers. Following the conclusion of the private alpha, Adobe plans to release public beta at some point in 2016.
Here's what Adobe plans for the public beta, though this is subject to change:
- Focused design and layout capabilities, including drawing, combining and editing shapes and paths, editing and styling text, working with gradients and shadows
- Copying and pasting vector artwork from Illustrator and bitmap content from Photoshop into Project Comet, in addition to importing PNG, SVG, JPG and GIF images
- Quick access to a set of common UI elements that can be used to accelerate design for mobile apps
- Dedicated prototyping mode for defining interactive hotspots and transitions between artboards
- Desktop-based preview mode for testing prototypes and seeing design changes in real-time
- Built-in sharing that enables team members and clients to access your prototype in their browser on desktop or mobile
- Exporting artboards and assets ready for production use on web, iOS and Android
- A simple way to discover features in Project Comet and become familiar with keyboard shortcuts for the most common tasks
Initially, the public beta of Project Comet will only be available on OS X. Adobe plans to offer a Windows version at some point in 2016. A public release window for Project Comet has not yet been announced.