December 5, 2013

HotGloo – Interactive Wireframes & Prototypes

HotGloo is a web-based platform that designers, IT professionals, and managers can use to create interactive wireframes and prototypes. The wireframes that users create with HotGloo are easy-to-use and collaborative. They’re also independent, which means users can work on their projects from anywhere, at any time.

Whether you’re about to wireframe a major project or a single-page website, sign up for a HotGloo account and start using the application’s web-based tools. HotGloo offers all the features and elements of traditional desktop software, but provides users with more mobility and collaborative functionality. Choose between “basic elements” and “interactions” when designing your wireframe, or take advantage of HotGloo’s advanced features and opt for “smart elements” and “expert interactions” to turn your wireframes into working prototypes. HotGloo’s collaborative capabilities make it easy to work on wiring together with colleagues in real-time. You also have the option to collect “notes” from other users as a way to solicit feedback on your work.

When a wireframe is ready to go, send an invite to your client for review. In addition to demonstrating how a project will look, you can also show your client how it will behave in the real world. Walk your client through the wireframe remotely, taking time to explain important elements and key points using HotGloo’s in-app messaging system.

Practical Uses:

  • Share the wireframe you developed with your client
  • Collaborate with colleagues who are working remotely
  • Demonstrate how a completed website will look and behave
  • Leave feedback on a wireframe that your colleague is working on

Insider Tips:

  • Keep clients updated on your progress by sending frequent “preview links”
  • Collect feedback using HotGloo’s built-in communication system
  • Invite an unlimited number of colleagues to collaborate on a wireframe
  • Create reusable templates to use throughout your account

What we liked:

  • HotGloo’s UI elements automatically adapt to their surroundings
  • Users can upload and share their master elements with others
  • People can tie certain functions to the user roles they have defined
  • HotGloo offers students a discount on their pricing

What we didn’t like:

  • People who use Internet Explorer will need to switch to a different browser before working with HotGloo


Company Info:

  • Launched: February 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Hamburg, Germany
  • Founded by: Hannes Hoess and Wolf Becvar
  • Web site:


  • Starter plan is $7 per month
  • Group plan is $14 per month
  • Team plan is $28 per month
  • Agency plan is $54 per month

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