AMA: Framer Team on the all-new Framer and Auto-Code

over 7 years ago from Brittany Gregory, Content Strategist at Framer

  • Rhys MerrittRhys Merritt, over 7 years ago

    First off, you guys are nothing short of amazing! Thank you so much for such a great contribution to the industry!

    I would love to know if there are any plans to include a feature which allows Framer to bridge the gap between coding / designing prototypes with CoffeeScript, and handing the developers in my team some copy pasta in their language, whether it's Java, Obj-C or Swift.

    While I don't think this is a critical feature, it would definitely be a 'nice to have'.


    2 points
    • Benjamin den BoerBenjamin den Boer, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      Hey Rhys — thank you! Much appreciated. Let's see.

      There is definitely more we can do in terms of exporting to production or to different platforms. Things like animation values (spring curves) and the like. This is definitely something we'll explore further, yes.

      4 points
      • Jorn van Dijk, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

        What Ben says is true, we have ways to go to make exporting certain pieces easier (spring values, maybe assets or state properties even). But we do look at Framer as a code-based 'design' tool. And a design mindset is very different then an engineering mindset, if that makes sense. Oversimplified example: when you're designing something, you're thinking about how it looks, feels and behaves. When you're engineering something, you're thinking about loading times, data storage, etc. Again: oversimplified, but we do think that while Framer is rooted in code, it is still very much a design tool you use to tinker around in code. Not so much produce it.

        4 points