Sketch is Awesome - Make Sketch More Awesomer
With the recent release of SketchApp 3.0, Bohemian Coding’s UI design tool has become a bonafide competitor to the likes of PhotoShop. This vector-based design tool is perfect for your web and mobile projects. With features like Artboards, symbols, excellent export support and iOS Mirror - there is not excuse not to take a look at integrating this awesome app into your toolbox. And when you add on their command-line tool that lets you effortlessly export assets as part of your Xcode build process the workflow between you and your designer can become fairly frictionless.
Sadly, most designers I work with still use PhotoShop. Luckily there are some great tutorials and resources available that can get your designers up to speed pretty quickly. But still I often hear that Sketch doesn’t do this, or it doesn’t do that. And this is where you - the developer - can help!
I recently created my own plugin that inserts and refreshes random user data to create user profiles. The user data and profile image is pulled from the randomuser.me web service. I figure from start to end the plugin took about 6 hours to complete. To get started making plugins, I reviewed the Sketch Developer Docs and then looked at the code to many plugins that are already available on Github. The mailing list archive was also extremely helpful and seems to be pretty active when people run into troubles.
So go ahead and make Sketch even more awesome!