Archive for August, 2008

Scribble 1.1 Received With Much Love

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Last Friday a little red number showed up on people’s App Store icon. This simple marker was a signal of a major update to Scribble. With more colors, pen sizes and the ability to draw on photos, Scribble climbed the charts and returned to the Top 50 free apps on the iPhone App Store with thousands upon thousands of downloads.

People have showered praise and love on the new and improved Scribble and we are very proud of the accomplishment. We listened to our users’ feedback and the new feature requests and came up with a vision for the new Scribble.

Building the new version was an interesting problem. We wanted to introduce cool new features but at the same time keep the application as friendly and easy to use as before. It took some hard thinking, but we think we have reached a happy medium.

We’d like to thank all our users for the love they have given Scribble. To those of you that haven’t yet updated or used Scribble yet, go download it now!

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zintin Version 1.2 Now Available!

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Ever since the app store opened with zintin in the first 500 or so apps, we’ve been reading reviews, emails, our forums and comments strewn across the web. And man, did we get some good feedback! We learned a lot about all of you that use our app and what you wanted. With all that we synthesized a new set of features that we’ve put together in this new version of zintin.

Scribbling on people’s walls is lot of fun, but when it comes to writing long notes it can be a bit cumbersome (at least for those of us with fat fingers and terrible handwriting). Now there is a special “post notes” feature that lets you type out a note and post it on someone’s wall.

Before there was no way to use the app with a friend that was not nearby. Now you can turn on the “Display contacts” switch in “Settings” and see everyone in your contact list that uses zintin and share pictures and scribbles with them even when they are not around.

We noticed that people like to change their status messages a lot, but it was really annoying to always have to go into “Settings” to do so. We’ve now moved editing status messages on the main screen where you can edit it in place and keep everyone updated as fast as possible.

People also wanted more privacy control and content control. As we had mentioned in a previous post we have added the ability block users and report inappropriate content. Just press “Options” on the top of any wall and “Block Poster” and “Report Content” buttons will appear on every item on the wall.

One thing people told us often was that they had posted photos on other people’s wall by mistake and didn’t know how to remove them. Now you can Delete any item posted by you on any wall. It can be accessed the same way as Block and Report as described above.

Aside from that we fixed quite a few bugs. In particular you may notice that pictures load quite a bit faster now.

Once again we’d like to thank everyone in the zintin community for giving us the great feedback, and our forum users for the discussions that helped shape our decisions. Now go try zintin 1.2!

Kid Friendly Scribbles

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Scribble is fun for all ages! This video on geeksugar shows Scribble being enjoyed by a young’un. It brought a smile to all our faces :-)

Next zintin update coming soon

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

We are quite busy right now working on the next zintin update which will include many of the most requested features from our users. There has been a lot of great feedback on our forum, on the App Store review page, and through direct emails. Thanks all for your input and enthusiasm!

That’s all for now… we have to get back to work!