Protoshare 3.0 Brings Rich Internet Simulations To Interactive Website Prototypes

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ProtoShare 3.0 Brings Rich Internet Simulations to Interactive Website Prototypes

SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

   New version of web-based collaborative prototyping tool allows teams to   

simulate rich Internet functionality in website wireframes and mockups.

    Site9, a leading developer of collaborative web development software, today

announced at Web2.0 Expo the release of ProtoShare 3.0. The new version of the

popular interactive development tool contains many improvements and upgrades to

further the collaborative website prototyping process. ProtoShare 3.0 has Rich

Internet Application (RIA) simulations, an enhanced collaborative interface, and

overall speed and performance improvements.

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    With ProtoShare 3.0, website developers can now quickly create

interactive wireframes that contain rich Internet functionality, increasing

stakeholder understanding with the experience of a real website in the

prototyping phase. As websites continue to adopt new technologies that enable

richer and more dynamic experiences, developers' need for a more

high-fidelity prototype, or simulation, to verify requirements and

specifications is in more need than ever. ProtoShare 3.0 allows website

development teams the flexibility of creating a prototype that meets their

needs, from simple grey-box wireframes to rich, interactive, immersive

prototypes that generate the experience of the real website.

    "ProtoShare 3.0 evolves the way the industry will prototype and develop

websites," said Andrew Mottaz, Site9 co-founder and CEO. "It brings higher

fidelity and collaboration to this critical stage of website development.

With the ability to simulate functionality like dynamic popup windows, rich

menus, tabbed panels, and more, ProtoShare 3.0 makes it easy for stakeholders

to get actively engaged, and better understand the project, at an early


    ProtoShare 3.0 also has major performance upgrades as well as a revamped

interface that increases collaboration between team members, management, and

marketing on their interactive projects. The early feedback facilitates

revisions before the web project is further along, when changes are more

costly and difficult to implement.

    "Prototyping and gathering feedback is a difficult but fundamentally

necessary process in interactive development," said Matthew Delprado and Dan

Putelli, of Ogilvy Interactive Worldwide in Sydney, Australia. "With the

revamped user interface and the ability to quickly simulate rich Internet

functionality, ProtoShare 3.0 makes that process even more efficient and

easy. And the fact that ProtoShare is platform independent is also a major

bonus for us, as we work with multiple operating systems."

    Once integrated in the design process, ProtoShare becomes an essential

step to web development as noted by Sony BMG. "ProtoShare has become an

invaluable tool at Sony BMG as we develop countless websites for our artists.

It has reduced development time significantly and the stress that goes along

with it. It's the best way to get artists, their management and our internal

teams to collaborate on the details of the site and then agree on it before

development begins," said Kevin Murray, Senior Director, Online Production at

Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

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    "We think ProtoShare 3.0 will drive conversion to the growing market of

collaboration in web development," said Site9 co-founder and VP Business

Development, Blake D. Johnson. "We've made dramatic upgrades to the user

interface to make it an extremely fast and user-friendly tool. Even

non-technical team members are able to build functioning website prototypes

in a few minutes."

    ProtoShare 3.0 will be available for general release on Monday, April 6,

2009. Further details including pricing and an online video are available at

    About Site9, Inc.:

    Founded in 1999 as an interactive agency, Site9 designed and deployed

sophisticated e-commerce websites for customers throughout North America. In

2006, Site9 evolved into a software company to address common problems and

pain points in the web development process. Fortune 500 companies, leading

interactive agencies, and web developers in over 30 countries around the

world use ProtoShare's collaborative prototyping to deliver a better website

experience in less time. No software required.

SOURCE  Site9, Inc.

    CONTACT: Blake D. Johnson, VP Business Development,,

+1-503-248-4440, x115


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