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Framer vs Lottie: What are the differences?

Developers describe Framer as "Turn static mockups into prototypes with animation & interaction". Framer is a JavaScript framework that makes creating realistic prototypes a breeze – complete with filters, spring physics and full 3D effects. Framer Generator is a desktop app that imports the resources and folder hierarchy from Photoshop files (Sketch coming soon). Import your design and immediately start to add interaction and animation. On the other hand, Lottie is detailed as "Easily add high-quality animation to any native app (by Airbnb)". Lottie is a mobile library for Android and iOS that parses Adobe After Effects animations exported as json with Bodymovin and renders them natively on mobile!.

Framer and Lottie belong to "Mobile Prototyping & Interaction Design Tools" category of the tech stack.

Framer and Lottie are both open source tools. It seems that Lottie with 26K GitHub stars and 4.08K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Framer with 5.45K GitHub stars and 506 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Framer has a broader approval, being mentioned in 27 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to Lottie, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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Joey van Gessel
Marketing & Growth Engineer at Floryn · | 4 upvotes · 3.5K views
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Hey!

I want to prototype an app for a school project. I need to test the app from a distance, so it's multiple user tests from different locations when I'm only there online. What do you think is the best combination of tools available? I want to record the user sessions. It should be responsive on different viewports for phones, and it's should be interactive (e.g., testers can actually type in a text box).

Thanks in advance for your advice, looking forward to it. Please also tell me the "why" behind the choice. - Joey

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Christopher Izuchukwu Amadi
UI/UX Designer at Chris Amadi · | 4 upvotes · 1.6K views
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Hey Joey, I would advise you to use framer. It lets you create realistic prototypes and this allows you to capture usage especially errors from form inputs in a realistic manner as compared to static screens. With framer, you can easily connect to user testing apps such as lookback.io by the click of a button, run your tests and get the best feedback possible.

I hope this helps.

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Pros of Lottie
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    Great for prototyping
  • 6
    Free
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    Fast idea validation
  • 3
    Integrates right with Photoshop
  • 2
    Is free
  • 1
    Multi platform
  • 1
    Open source

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What is Framer?

Framer is a JavaScript framework that makes creating realistic prototypes a breeze – complete with filters, spring physics and full 3D effects. Framer Generator is a desktop app that imports the resources and folder hierarchy from Photoshop files (Sketch coming soon). Import your design and immediately start to add interaction and animation.

What is Lottie?

Lottie is a mobile library for Android and iOS that parses Adobe After Effects animations exported as json with Bodymovin and renders them natively on mobile!

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InVision
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Adobe XD
A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.
Origami
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