A server for exposing your briefcasts to the world
What is it?
This is a simple Briefcasts server for your Briefs.
Rob Rhyne developed Briefs, an iPhone application for creating wireframes for Cocoa touch applications.
Briefcasts and briefs-caster
Within Briefs, you can add a URL that points to a list of briefs. In the app, it’s called My Briefcasts.
Requires Mac OS X
briefs-caster uses Python. To install it open a terminal and type the following
If you use Pip (recommended), alternatively run this
pip install briefs-caster
Note you may need to sudo these commands on your system.
We’re going to assume that you’ve installed Briefs and have started using it. You should be to the point that you have a .bs file that you’ve created.
Let’s pretend it’s in a directory called ~/my_briefs.
Run the briefs-caster from the directory
cd ~/my_briefs briefs-caster
Alternatively you can tell briefs-caster where to serve from
You should see the following output
briefs-caster - Serving up some fine briefs for you Open http://<IP_ADDRESS>:5000 from the Briefs app CTRL-C to exit the server * Running on http://0.0.0.0:5000/
Check the terminal for any errors that the Briefs script utililty produces. If you mis-type something, forget a required attribute or something like that it will show up in the output.
Add to Briefs
In the Briefs app do the following:
- Touch My Briefcasts
- Touch Edit in the top right
- Touch +
- Enter Name Briefs-caster example
- Enter URL http://127.0.0.1:5000 or if you are not using the same computer this IP may be different (we run the iPhone Simulator with Briefs inside it)
- Touch Save
- Touch Done
Now you are ready to try it out:
- Touch Briefs-caster example
If everything went as expected, you should see your list of Briefs.
Release date: 28-Sep-2010
- Added the ability for briefs-caster to automatically convert your .bs files for you you no longer need to generate the .brieflist files manually
Release date: 23-Sep-2010
- Initial release