Definitely! Pixate will continue as a standalone product without any interruption to the service or support. We started Pixate with the mission of empowering designers to create incredible mobile experiences without changing the way they think. We’ve become an essential part of the workflow for tens of thousands of designers, and are excited about the possibilities of expanding our mission at Google to elevate design for millions of designers worldwide, across iOS, Android, and beyond.
What will happen to my data?
All of your data will continue to be available in our new cloud plan, with the same privacy and security as before. As we begin integrating Pixate into Google systems, we’ll alert you of any changes to how your data is stored.
Are we accepting new signups?
Absolutely. With the help of Google, we’ve made Pixate Studio, the desktop editor for creating Pixate prototypes, completely free. Studio is available for download here. You can also create a trial Pixate cloud account at any time.
Pixate Studio is now completely free for everyone. Pixate cloud is only $5 per designer per month, or $50 per designer per year.
What is the difference between Pixate Studio and Pixate cloud?
Pixate Studio, which runs on your Windows or OS X desktop, allows you to build Pixate prototypes. The Mac version integrates with your Pixate cloud account, if you choose to create one, by allowing you to upload snapshots of your prototypes at any time to share. Uploading from Windows Studio is comimg soon.
Pixate cloud is an online service that allows you to easily collaborate and share prototypes with your team. This is similar to our previous Premium plan, except all creation and editing of prototypes has moved to Studio. Find out more about what’s included in Pixate cloud here.
If you have an existing cloud account, you can download any prototype from projects to which you have access and open in Studio. Then, if you want to store in the cloud or share the prototype, click the Upload button in Studio.
I just purchased Pixate Studio, can I apply my payment to Pixate cloud credit?
Everyone who purchased a Pixate studio license will get $150 of credit towards a Pixate cloud account. To redeem your Pixate cloud credit, the owner or an account mananger on your Pixate account can log in and visit the Billing page. From there, you'll see a link to redeem your Studio license as $150 in cloud credit. If you don't already have a cloud account, you can sign up for one here.
If you purchased multiple licenses, you can redeem each for $150, either in one account or across multipe accounts. Each license key can only be redeemed once. Note that you can only redeem your license if you actually purchased a copy of Studio. If you received a license as part of a Premium subscription, you can't redeem it for credit. Sorry!
If you purchased Studio in the last 14 days (after July 6, 2015), and would prefer to get a refund instead of Pixate cloud credit, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We currently have a Pixate Premium subscription, what happens to my account?
All Pixate Premium accounts have been converted automatically to our new cloud plan, which is $5 per designer per month or $50 per designer per year. We've added credit to your account to reflect the price difference between the old and new plan, which was pro-rated for your billing period.
If you upgraded to an annual Premium plan in the last 14 days (after July 6, 2015), and would prefer to get a refund instead of pro-rated credit, please send an email to email@example.com.
I have a free Pixate account, can I continue to use it?
Pixate cloud will no longer offer a free plan, but all free accounts have been given a 60-day trial automatically. At the end of that trial period, you can choose to continue using Pixate cloud starting at only $5 per month, or just stick with using Studio for free to create your prototypes.