Studio MX

Don't just prototype iOS apps.
Simulate them (for free).

Quickly create simulations of iPad and iPhone
apps that look and act like the real thing
without writing a line of code.
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Create Interactive Screens
Assemble screens from a full library of iPhone and iPad controls without writing a line of code.

Simulate the Full Experience
Add navigation, media, rich interactions, logic, and sample data for a true app experience.

Get Better Feedback
Share your simulations with anyone. Reviewers can post comments directly within your simulations.

Test on the iPhone or iPad
Run simulations in a browser or directly on the iPhone or iPad, just like a real app.


Effective teams eliminate mistakes before development begins.
Now you can prototype like the pros. simulate strike

What is Studio MX?

Go beyond prototyping. With Studio MX, quickly create incredibly interactive simulations of iPhone and iPad apps that look and act like the real thing without writing code. With mobile apps, the user experience is everything. Now you can test your designs with colleagues, clients, and customers using interactive simulations, not static documents and wireframes - all before development begins.

Why simulate?

Simulation lets you test and explore ideas before you invest in them. Architects create 3D models. Aeronautic engineers use wind tunnels. Bridge builders create stress models. Software designers can now create simulations to test how users will interact with their applications. Simulation is the best way to improve your design, optimize the user experience, and reduce the need for changes during development.

Functional specs and static mockups just don't cut it

Some things sound good on paper. And some things look good in wireframes and mockups. But it's only when people actually interact with a simulation that you uncover design flaws, requirements gaps, and usability errors. With Studio MX, you can add navigation, media, rich interactions, business logic, and sample data for a true app experience.

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iRise is the proven leader in software simulation

iRise has been leading the simulation and requirements definition market for over a decade. From Fedex to General Motors to JP Morgan Chase, the most respected companies in the world use iRise to test-drive their applications before they build them. Learn more at

Share with anyone, anywhere, anytime

iDoc image A Studio MX simulation can be shared with anyone as a simple iDoc file. With the free iRise Reader, reviewers can run iDocs right in their browser and can even add comments.

Experience it right on your iPhone and iPad

App Store image You and your stakeholders can run Studio MX simulations on an iPhone or iPad with iRise Mobile, a free app available in the iTunes App Store.

Simulate almost anything

With Studio MX, you're not limited to a fixed set of standard widgets and behaviors. Check out our growing library of custom-built user interface controls and behaviors. If you don't see what you need, create your own out of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript using our public iBloc API.