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The new Inkspired 2.8

The new Inkspired 2.8

Hello there, Inkspired community.


We are very excited to announce today the release of our new mobile app version 2.8 on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store!


Our 2.8 upgrade not only fixes all the latest reported bugs but also upgrades massively the overall performance and enhances what you can do with Inkspired. That being said, I'm happy to announce that finally Visual Stories (now known as Graphic Novels) can be created within the app using pictures from your phone or taken with your camera. As a storytelling platform, we will keep expanding into formats that go beyond written form, and Graphic Novels are a huge leap if you want to publish comics, gallery art, magazines, or any kind of instant storytelling.


The second biggest addition is Microfiction threads. Microfictions were first introduced many years ago on Inkspired as an exclusive to our mobile apps, and since then they have remained the same with a short 500-character short story form. However, from today it's possible to add up to 24 other microfictions to the main micro story to form a thread, therefore expanding your options to narrate your micro-stories. Let your creativity take over and keep your audience engaged in each part of the thread.


Several other improvements are notable in 2.8, such as the ability to add images to announcements, format the reader with more styling options, and the inclusion of all the information on your Rewards Program within the app and the benefits per level. Book trailers are now supported within the story profile, and new options for browsing content were added. In the search tab, you can find now quick access to discover great emerging creators among verified and trending authors in the Inkspired community.


In our update of 2.8.5, we have added full support for the Korean and Italian languages in our mobile apps plus support for Google Sign-in and video stories.


Last but not least, after a very successful First Season (2023) of the Creator's League which saw the relentless Mavi Govoy crowned as the undisputed champion, we are starting Season 2 of 2023. Earn points by participating in Lightning Challenges and Writing contests, and check your progress in our daily ranking! It's now possible to check the ranking of previous seasons too.


We are committed to providing you with the best user experience, and we are proud of our growing community. Update your mobile app today and let us know your thoughts, or join our Discord community and interact with us directly.


Download Inkspired 2.8 for Android.

Download Inkspired 2.8 for iOS.


Thank you for being a part of Inkspired, and we look forward to continuing to serve you in the best possible way.


Best wishes,


Galo A. Vargas

CEO Inkspired.

13 Juillet 2023 09:15 43 Rapport Incorporer 170
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Inkspired levels up!

Inkspired levels up!

Hey there, wonderful community!


I am absolutely thrilled to share some fantastic news with all of you. As of today, Inkspired has undergone an upgrade, bringing you a faster and more powerful home that is geared toward serving you even better!


But what does this mean exactly? Well, while you might not notice any "visual" changes on the website or our mobile apps, you will definitely "feel" the difference. We've been hard at work on everything related to the "behind the scenes", upgrading the core of our platform and its servers. This upgrade translates to enhanced speed and performance for Inkspired. In simpler terms, you won't have to worry about sluggishness during peak hours anymore, which we know has been a bit frustrating over the past couple of months.


These improvements are incredibly exciting for our community, as reading, writing, creating, and interacting will now flow seamlessly and faster than ever before. To celebrate this milestone, we're offering a 25% discount on the Premium PRO monthly and annual subscriptions exclusively to the first 20 members who reply to this message.


We truly appreciate your patience and your invaluable presence in this community. We're eagerly looking forward to connecting with you on our (virtual) campus. Don't forget to drop us a message on our Discord server!


Warmest regards,

Galo

Inkspired's CEO

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Announcing Inkspired 2.7

Announcing Inkspired 2.7

Dear Inkspired community,


We are excited to announce the release of our new mobile app version 2.7 today on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store! On the eve of an upcoming major product announcement the next month, 2.7 arrives fixing all known issues that have affected the performance, usability, and overall experience of the app plus adding up major improvements and better design. We have also made improvements to the reading experience by adding new fonts, and styling options and fixing the big gaps between paragraphs. You can also now enjoy a smooth and optimized Offline Reading experience of up to 3 stories at a time in the Free Plan, or unlimited in our Premium Plans.


We are also thrilled to introduce our new support and translation to the Turkish language 🇹🇷 which will benefit our more than 20,000 native Turkish-speakers community members. As a reminder, you can always change the content language (and the UI's) anytime from the Inkspired Logo on the main screen of the app or by going to Preferences > Account. Furthermore, we have added fast QR codes to invite friends and receive benefits as rewards, and more options for experience customization from your settings.


We listened to your feedback and brought back the marking chapter's "already read" feature. It was disabled two weeks ago because it affected performance. But now, you can resync the reading history again and have full control of your reading progress.


In addition, we are pleased to inform you that you can now submit a Guest Post article for our Writer's Blog in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, which are blogs that, among them, they have more than a combined 550,000 followers. Finally, you can also enjoy further integration of the Inkspired Wallet and Rewards Credits purchases on the Inkspired Store and Self-publishing services.


We are committed to providing you with the best user experience, and we are proud of our growing community. Update today and let us know what you think, or join our Discord community and contact me directly.


Download Inkspired 2.7 for Android.

Download Inkspired 2.7 for iOS.


Thank you for being a part of Inkspired, and we look forward to continuing to serve you in the best possible way.


Best wishes,


Galo A. Vargas

CEO Inkspired.


17 Mars 2023 17:55 10 Rapport Incorporer 66
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Year recap plus our new Inkspired v2.6

Year recap plus our new Inkspired v2.6

Hello there, dear Inkspired community members.

Once again we approach our routine "end of the year" recap at Inkspired, where we look back and see how much we have accomplished in this rollercoaster year. This time though, we will put it together with the announcement of the new Inkspired 2.6 mobile apps available right in time for the holidays, in the App Stores.


I believe this year has brought a lot of new things and changes to the Inkspired world, and we are so proud to have been able to deliver what was long overdue in our mobile experience; especially taking into account how small our product team is. This year we have released major versions of our apps that saw them combine (finally and belated) the writing and reading experience in one single app, plus 3 other major releases with some groundbreaking features for reading and writing online. All of that, without counting what is arriving today as we announce our latest upgrade.


Before continuing, we want to take a minute to thank you all for being part of Inkspired; all of you who are writers, readers, artists, Premium subscribers, BETA readers, ambassadors trainees, seasoned ambassadors, our new Discord community members, writing contests participants (and now topping the leaderboards), our best-sellers and also everyone who have helped along the way, especially Ricardo who have helped me vastly in the app front throughout all previous releases. You guys have made this community grow every day, and also different made it from others in many languages; you have made it Inkspiring. Thank you.


So, without further ado, we will introduce you to what's new in our latest release: The Inkspired 2.6 mobile.


1.- We are introducing Reward Badges & Collectible Cards for the first time. This, by itself, will have a separate blog post with a proper description earlier next year when the website also supports them, but at the moment they are uniquely available in our mobile apps. Reward Badges are cards (badges) that you will earn through your use of our platform. Whenever you achieve a milestone on Inkspired (like increasing your Rewards Level, becoming a BETA reader, or getting a threshold of followers) you will earn a nicely designed badge to show off in your public user profile.


On the other hand, Card Collectibles are artistic cards designed by our community members which can also be available for sale. Authors can create cards about their characters or things related to their stories, and sell them in our new marketplace so their fans can collect them, and some of them could be limited in special editions too! Likewise, readers can also create their own cards to gift to their favorite creators and writers as a token of gratitude; in both cases, the cards gotten by someone will be shown in their Collection on their user profile. Collect 'em all! how cool? We are inviting all artists to start creating their unique ones! We will talk more about this new feature in the following weeks.


2.- We have fixed major bugs from the previous version, which include fixing issues with reading stories offline, occasional interface freezing for Android users when downloading offline stories, and issues when saving super-long chapters in offline mode. Plus, we have added an auto-scrolling feature when writing in the editor, to avoid your text going behind the keyboard.


3.- One of the most important functions of Inkspired, is its BETA readers network, and oh boy, now the 2.6 version supports them! You can easily apply/opt-in to the network from your Library, and then start reading the BETA readers' requests in your language. You can make use of BETA readers by requesting their feedback too, right from the editor.


4.- Redesigned Events and Reading Lists. More than just a visual redesign, we have brought to its design more relevance and utility.


5.- We have added a Leaderboard for the most participating writing contest users.


6.- We have added more subsections to browse around in the Search tab, which include: Stories of the day, Collectible Cards, and browse by Hashtags.


7.- The section "Manage my stories" also known as the dashboard has been moved to your account's menu.


8.- You can now change the content language faster from the main tab when clicking on the Inkspired logo.


9.- In your User Profile, you can now show off your collection of Badges and Collectible Cards, and post announcements right from the top bar. It's also possible now to control what to show/hide from your profile in your Settings.


10.- In your dashboard, when managing any of your stories, you can now sort and rearrange the order of your chapters.


11.- From the same place, you can also generate a promotional image for your story or even for your microfiction; both need to be published to get access to this feature.


12.- We have got a new section called "More about Inkspired" with useful shortcuts. Furthermore, from them, you will also have access to browse through all of Inkspired's self-publishing services and other goods from the Inkspired Store.


13.- Offline stories now work with a different system to get them by exchanging just a few Rewards Credits to download. They also have got now an expiration date to avoid having outdated content. If you are a Premium member, you can avoid exchanging any of your Reward Credits to download Offline Stories and also extend the time limit for expiry.


14.- General improvements in design, performance, and function, including now haptic feel on notifications and certain actions, plus a more connected approach between the website links and the app's screen through deep-linking.


Thanks for using Inkspired again, and I hope you enjoy this new version as much as we do.


Happy New Year to everyone.


Best,


Galo

Inkspired CEO


PS: If you want to keep up to date with other Inkspired news and/or interact with other fellow members of our community, join our brand new Discord Server.



31 Décembre 2022 11:31 5 Rapport Incorporer 54
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