Posts from "April, 2009"

Prototype Creator update: new HTML export

We just deployed a new release of the Prototype Creator. This time we extended the export feature by a bunch of html files. For each page of a prototype you get the sketched mode as well as the plain mode as a separate html file. As a third mode you still get the svg files. In addition, we added an index page listing all the pages by their name. This way, you can easily pick your home page to browse the prototype locally. All exported pages are exactly as you see them when running the prototype on our server: all elements are interactive and links and buttons lead to the next page.

The current version of the HTML export is not meant for further editing of the files. They should primarily be used for showing the prototype offline or to serve as a project’s specification.

UXcamp Berlin: registration opens tomorrow


For all the BarCampers among us: Tomorrow, at 11am, we will open the registration for the UXcamp Berlin 09. As places will be limited, you may want to register early. We have already more than 400 people in our network and quite some interesting session proposals. Please feel free to add your proposal, as the UXcamp will live from your active participation!

Although we already have some sponsors who enable us to offer the whole event, we are still looking for further companies who are willing to support us. (get in touch with me: volker at pidoco.com)

We are really looking forward to an exciting weekend. Make sure you don’t miss it!

HTGF invests in pidoco°

We have been in contact with the High-Tech Gründerfonds for quite some time now. Since the beginning of this year we were working on the investment quite intensively. Some days ago we were able to sign the contracts and start with a kick-off meeting in our office. Judging from the negotiations and the kick-off meeting we have a very positive feeling with our investor and are looking forward to our cooperation.

One part of the investment is the contract of a coach who accompanies us founders. Again, our first impression is excellent, having a coach who is able to push our company into the right direction. We are eager to take the next steps together!

Some words to introduce HTGF:
The High-Tech Gruunderfonds invests venture capital in young and promising technology companies which turn scientific results into economic success. With the support of a seed investment of up to 500.000 EUR the start-ups should take the R&D project to the level of a proof of concept or to the market launch. The High-Tech Gründerfonds has a volume of about 272 Mio. EUR available. Investors of this Public Private Partnership are the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology of Germany, the KfW Bankengruppe, as well as the combinations BASF, Deutsche Telekom, Siemens, Robert Bosch, Daimler, and Carl Zeiss.