Developer Spotlight: Prêt-à-Template – Discover
It didn’t happen long after Ready for the template Founder and CEO Roberta Weiand launched her app in 2014 which became a favorite among fashion designers around the world.
With its library of templates, textures and patterns, the app allows anyone to draw their dream outfit. Start with the outline of a model (there are dozens of body types to choose from). Add a piece of clothing, whether it’s a cropped jacket or an A-line dress, then let your imagination run wild using real brushes, textile patterns and more to bring the details of your vision to life.
We talked to Weiand about his inspiration and how users find his creativity in the app.
What inspired you to create Ready for the template?
I went to the University of Fashion Design, and after graduating I taught at a university in my hometown. But I always had a problem: I didn’t know how to design on a large scale on big whiteboards. I started downloading a lot of design apps, but I didn’t find any related to fashion. So I thought, why not create one?
How was the answer?
Many people don’t take fashion courses because they can’t draw, but they tell us that the app makes it very easy to develop an idea. It also streamlines the prototyping process.
How has the app evolved since its launch?
We have a lot of body templates. We heard from a student passionate about dwarfism and she asked us why we didn’t have these templates in the app. We started researching, and with their help we created them.
What’s next for Prêt-à-Template?
We’re working to make it feel more alive. We also develop Ready to put on makeup, and in this application we have a lot of realism in the brushes; If you turn on the iPad, you can see how the light changes. We will borrow the realism we started in this application Ready for the templatethe textures.
What advice would you give to aspiring developers?
Look for something that makes sense in your life, that solves a problem. Form a good team that believes in the same things as you. Always be open and listen to your users – nothing is more valuable than what they have to contribute.
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