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What is the Difference Between Wireframe, App Prototype & Mockup?

What is the Difference Between Wireframe, App Prototype & Mockup?

In short, Wireframes are digital, simplified visual concepts of the future app. Clickable Prototype is created with Wireframes and it is an interactive model of your app. it simulates a real-world product. Mockups are final designs of the app. They include e.g. shapes, colors, illustrations, fonts, and layout.

While Wireframes and App Prototype illustrate how the product works, Mockups show also how it looks.

Below you can check how a Clickable App Prototype works:

In this article, you will read more about the whole App Design Process and its’ 4 stages – creating User Journey Map, Wireframes, Clickable Prototype, and Visual Design.

This blog post is a part of the series “Mobile & Web App Development – 7 Stages You Need To Know” which covers the following topics:

  1. Clarifying the Vision
  2. Choosing a Partner
  3. Wireframes & Design
  4. Project Kickoff & Setup
  5. Development – Scrum
  6. Development – Programming
  7. Development – Quality Assurance
  8. Release Preparation
  9. App Maintenance

About the author

Agnieszka Mroczkowska

Agnieszka Mroczkowska

Content Marketing Manager

As a Content Marketing Manager with a deep dive into the tech world, Agnieszka brings over 6 years of experience in the IT industry. She excels at transforming complex app development topics into engaging reads, collaborating with our brilliant Developers, Business Analysts, Scrum Masters, Designers, and more to uncover insights. When not immersed in tech, Aga enjoys outdoor adventures and Lindy Hop dancing.