I have been using Figma prototype player/mirror app an iPhone 13 Pro Max for a couple years now, and since I started using it, there has been barely a noticeable difference in bugginess. It seems as though they haven’t been updating it.
Here’s some things that I feel need to be addressed ASAP:
While mirroring or playing prototype, if I leave the Figma app and come back to open it, even for a few seconds, the screen goes black and I try to restart the prototype (sometimes it works), if that doesn’t work, I have to exit it and reload it again. I find myself doing this at least 50 times a day, on a busy day, probably 100 times a day.
While designing in Figma and mirroring on my iPhone, a lot of the time (mainly when inserting a video/gif or updating interactions), the screen goes black or an error message comes up forcing me to close the prototype and reopen it.
Once my design file starts becoming heavier, with more interactions and screens, the whole thing becomes extremely laggy and unpresentable to clients.
I recommend the Figma team check out ProtoPie’s player app. That thing works so flawlessly, it’s unbelievable, it feels like I’m using a native app. No matter how heavy the file is, it will work smooth like butter. I’m in middle of designing an app with a high resolution video bg that plays on a loop, Figma will crash after one second opening it, while ProtoPie will play that thing effortlessly.
I’m begging the Figma team, please do something about this, it frustrates me beyond. I find myself at work half the day designing, and the other half closing and restarting my prototype.