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Quick Start

Archie is AI-based software that works in your browser. You do not need to install anything. Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge are supported.

Getting Started

  1. Create a free account. You can sign up with your Google, LinkedIn, or GitHub account. You can also create a username and password instead. Archie authentication dialog box
  2. Open Archie in your browser.
  3. In the left sidebar, click Projects. This will bring you to the Projects list. All of the projects you own and can collaborate on are listed here. Click the New Project button. Projects list page
  4. The Archie prompt page will open. Archie new projects prompt page
  5. In the text box, type in your project prompt. You can type something simple, such as "an internal planning tool for an accounting firm." Or you can type in a complex concept, with detailed descriptions including preferred programming languages, user interface ideas, and specific functionalities. The clearer and more detailed your input, the more comprehensive the resulting plan. Archie prompt box
  6. You can have Archie suggest changes to your prompt by clicking Improve My Prompt. A dialog will open showing your original prompt and the suggested changes. You can accept these changes, cancel, or retry. Archie suggesting improvements to a prompt
  7. When done, click Send. Archie will generate a Digital Blueprint. Digital blueprint
  8. Digital Blueprints contain foundational information to help you plan and develop your idea. Sections include:
    • Problem to be Solved
    • Solution
    • Application Type
    • Commercialization Model
    • Design Considerations
    • User Types
    • Modules
    • Application Services
  9. You can add project details in the prompt box at the top. Then click Re-Ignite and Archie will rebuild your Blueprint. Click Improve My Prompt to see suggestions from Archie. Archie blueprint prompt box
  10. You can also modify sections yourself, by changing text or dropdown options. Click Propagate to save your changes and update connected components.

To learn more about creating and editing Projects, see Working with Projects.

Accessing the Requirements phase

Users with upgraded accounts can also access the Requirements section. These sections contain more fine-grained details, and features such as AI-generated user stories, enabling technologies, data tables, functions, and more. For more information, see Developing Requirements.

You can update your account my clicking Get a Demo at the bottom of your blueprint.

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