The long (very long) wait is over. We finally bring you a native writing experience on your mobile phone and your tablets!
Long since we started on Inkspired, we launched an iOS app (and later Android app) that wanted to focus entirely on the reading experience, while leaving the creative side limited to our website where, we believed, we offer a better and more reliable experience. We had many reasons for limiting writing to the website and therefore not bringing it to mobile, but as our platform evolved, our technology matured, our processes got better, and our users demanded, we have finally heard your pleas. So from today, we want to welcome you to the new Inkspired Writer Mobile.
Today, we are officially unveiling one of the biggest projects of Inkspired, not only because it amplifies our offering, but because it represents our intent to evolve at a quicker pace and open new horizons.
In less than 24 hours, we saw more than 1,000 stories bring created with it, surpassing the record of the Inkspired Writer app for Mac and Windows when it was launched back at the end of 2017. So now, yes, we have 2 mobile apps on each App Store (Apple and Google Play), plus 1 app for Mac and another one for Windows. What's the deal with this?
We are aware that is not convenient to have 2 apps on your phone (one for writing and one for reading). The reason why we have 2 apps is that our new Inkspired Writer app uses a newer and different technology. Eventually, both up will become 1 app again under the new technology, but that will be a migration that will happen throughout this year. What you can indeed expect is that this new app will be updated regularly and faster than its predecessor. For a long time, the mobile experience has been the weakest point of our platform (compared to our ever-fast-evolving website), but that will change from now on. There will be even more unique features for mobile, just like the microfictions.
2021 will be the year we finally may move to a mobile-first approach, so you can keep your expectations high for what we are going to do with our brand new Inkspired Writer mobile app; eventually, it will include all the most important features that you can find on the website, plus all the reading features of the Inkspired Mobile Reader. But for now, we want to invite you to try it. And if you enjoy it so much, please leave as a review or a comment : - ) We will appreciate it a lot! The objective, at the end of the day, has always been to keep you, our beloved writer and reader, happy.
Going always onwards and upwards,
Inkspired CEO18 de Enero de 2021 a las 11:27 2 Reporte Insertar 3
Happy New Year everybody!
A wild year is gone and dusted, and it has not been easy for anybody. Everyone had to face many different challenges, and Inkspired was not the exception. But as we continued to grow, (and taking advantage of the hard lockdowns of this new world), we tried to move as fast we could by focusing on what matters: you.
We made so many new updates on our platform to help you, as a writer or reader, to feel more at home while browsing throughout our platform: on our website and mobile. We enabled new payments systems to help our authors make some money from their talent, and we finally (and infamously) included Ads in our site (something that was necessary to make up for the hard-hit we are suffering because of the pandemic).
The following is just a brief list of major releases:
But there are 2 special releases that are even bigger than those ones, and they will totally change Inkspired for what is coming in this 2021 and beyond:
Last but not least, we want to thank everyone involved with making this community bigger and better, especially to all the teams of our Ambassadors in Latin America and Brazil lead by Gin and Karimy (previously Alice and Camy) respectively; we couldn't have made it as far without any of you. For that, a big Thank You.
2021, let's roll!15 de Enero de 2021 a las 19:53 1 Reporte Insertar 7
Inkspired's signature annual writing competition is finally back! After such a long waiting and a slight delay because of the current global challenges we are all facing, we are glad to get started with a new edition to spark your creativity and put all your talent to craft the next potential best-seller. Made by authors for all authors, The Authors' Cup 2020 is the ideal writing and publishing competition to start, get challenged, level up, and have fun while doing what you love the most: storytelling.
Last year's edition 2019, we saw more than 150 competitors challenge for the Champion's Trophy, with the wonderful @khbaker (Spain) claiming the top prize, while @anneliberton (Brazil) came as runner-up. It was an intense battle for the top of the table as we saw a few participants come from behind to claim the Top 3, and it went all down to the wire on the last day with only 1 point separating the 3rd and 4th spot. It was a fierce friendly competition, that resulted in many incredible friendships formed at the end.
Back then, we hosted 64 challenges across all literary genres, and all of them language-agnostic, without mentioning the Challenge for "The Best Story" in 6 different categories with a few all other talented authors picking up the prizes.
This second edition will be no exception, with more challenges, improved prizes, more The Best Story categories, more tools, and more resources to play with. And it all begins this next Friday, October 2nd, 2020, running until December 20th; almost 3 intense months that will see a new champion get crowned before the holidays with many surprises throughout the way.
Do you want to know more? Check The Authors' Cup official page, and register today to benefit from a very special early-bird pricing. If you are a writer or an aspiring author, this is your chance to compete and win up to US $1,000 in prizes. Are you up for the challenge?
27 de Septiembre de 2020 a las 12:25
We continue to face a global situation that is both fast-moving and unpredictable. This is a challenge that humanity hasn't faced in generations, and we encourage you to stay safe and take care of your dear ones.
In the midst of quarantine times, Inkspired has continuously been working for you and to help you maximize your writing talent or reading appetite while you #StayHome. Today we are compiling a brief list (or maybe not that brief) of all the new releases we have been rolling in the past few weeks.
One last thing before starting, we would love to hear your feedback, so feel free to reply to this post and let us know with all honesty :-)
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We have launched a Design Lab as well where you can check out part of the creative process that created Inko and Inka, what are their missions, and what is their project for the upcoming months. See the Inko, Inka and Katze (the cat) page.
Inkspired is growing more than ever, and keep delivering on our promises. Our next challenges will be: to deliver new original content for Inkspired, create new ways to make money for all authors, improved metrics of your story's performance, new mobile app updates!, more exclusive benefits for Premium subscribers, more self-publishing services, and a brand new cutting-edge technology for all writers who want to experience new ways of digital storytelling. Isn't that enough? Well, there might be even more ;-)
Best wishes to all,
Stay safe, #StayHome.
PS: We would love to hear your feedback, so feel free to reply to this post and let us know with all honesty :-)13 de Abril de 2020 a las 08:22 2 Reporte Insertar 11