You can start prototyping in Proto.io by importing your Sketch designs: you can import artboards or layers. Any prototyping links created in Sketch will also be imported, as long as they belong or refer to imported artboards. Specifically, Sketch links will be converted to Proto.io interactions on the respective layers.
To get started, download and install the Proto.io Design Plugin for Sketch.
Export from Sketch
Export your entire project, selected artboards, or individual layers from Sketch.
Don't have a Sketch file handy? Download our own sample Sketch file
Upload the exported file to your Proto.io project
Simply drag and drop the exported .protoio file on your canvas or the quick assets side pane. If you exported items as images, then upload the exported .png files.
Artboards in Sketch are transferred over as Proto.io Screens
Your items and groups hierarchy is transferred just like you set it up in Sketch.
Tips and tricks
Reducing complexity: The '@' symbol
Use the '@' symbol at the start of your group name to export an entire group as a single image. Very handy for transferring fewer, easier to manage images in Proto.io.
Update individual assets: Export 'Selected Items as Images'
If you edit one or more assets in Sketch after you have imported them in Proto.io, you can select to export individual assets using the third Proto.io Plugin menu option.
Exporting your assets this way will preserve their unique file names as used during the first export and will allow you to drag and drop them to replace them in Proto.io.
Continue editing in Sketch and keep Proto.io in sync
The easiest way to keep all assets in Proto.io in sync is to choose to export all artboards in Sketch, upload the .protoio file and then click "No thanks" in the relevant modal that pops up.
If you have created new artboards in Sketch and would like to transfer them to Proto.io, you need to select them from Sketch and then choose to export "Selected artboards as screens" from the plugin menu. This will create a .protoio file containing only the new artboards.
Also, see video: Using the Proto.io Design Plugin for Sketch.