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Which prototyping tools work with Lookback and how do I set them up?
Which prototyping tools work with Lookback and how do I set them up?

Using Lookback with common prototyping tools

Henrik Mattsson avatar
Written by Henrik Mattsson
Updated over a week ago

Prototypes: iOS, Android, Desktop, and Web

Lookback supports every prototyping platform — prototypes accessed via a browser or within their own app.

As far as the Lookback flow is concerned, you don’t need to do anything special to record a session with a prototype. Just treat it like it’s any other native app or website! This includes, but is not limited to, prototypes on the following platforms:

🚀 Make sure your prototype is set to be publicly viewable. This is done within the prototyping tool itself. If you're not sure, you can test by opening the link in a private/incognito browser window.

Testing Prototypes that can be viewed in a Browser

LiveShares, SelfTests, and Tasks all work with any prototype that can be publicly viewed in a browser using a URL on iOS, Android and Desktop.

To use Lookback with a prototype that can viewed in a browser:

If you've already created your Round you can also edit the round to add your prototype url as the Landing Page.

For the participants, just make it clear that they will be running a prototype in their session:

  • Have them click the Participant link and start a LiveShare, SelfTest, or Task session as they normally would.

  • Then, tap ‘Browser’ to view your prototype on iOS and Android

🚀 Participants on desktop will automatically be shown your prototype when the Landing Page loads.

Testing Prototypes that are viewed in a Native Prototyping App

In some instances, you may want to test your prototype in the native app (e.g. Figma) or even in the device's native browser. LiveShares, SelfTests, and Tasks will also work with prototypes viewed in a Native Prototyping App (iOS, Android and Desktop) or the device's native browser

To use Lookback with a prototype that’s viewed in a Native Prototyping App:

  • Add the Native Prototyping App link to the initial Participant Email that you send the Participant - along with the Participant Link.

Then, request Participants to:

  • Open the initial email you sent them.

  • Click the Native Prototyping App Link and open/install the Native Prototyping App.

  • Leave the Native Prototyping App open, return to the initial Participant Email, and click the Lookback Participant Link.

  • Grant permission to record and start a Lookback LiveShare, SelfTest, or Tasks session as they normally would.

  • Leave Lookback's Participate App/Chrome window open and navigate back to the Native Prototyping App.

  • Start testing your prototype.

Once your Participants are done testing your prototype, request Participants to:

  • Navigate back to Lookback's Participate App (in the case of iOS and Android) or Chrome window (in the case of Desktop/Laptop)

  • Then follow the usual prompts to "End" the session.

🚀 As long as the Participate App/Chrome window is open in the background, everything on the Participant's device, including Native Prototyping Apps, will be recorded during the session - since our Participate App/Extension supports systemwide recording on iOS, Android and Desktop.

🚀 On iOS, once the Participant leaves the Participate Browser, face camera and touch highlights are disabled due to Apple's security permissions. On Android devices, touch highlights are disable outside of the Participate app due to Google's security permissions.


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