A big congratulations is in order for our good friends at Double Encore and Xcellent Creations. The two mobile app shops have joined forces. As Double Encore and their peers drive growth to the mobile development community in Denver and Boulder, companies looking for a solid partnership and trustworthy app development have no farther to look than the Rocky Mountains.
Dan Burcaw says it himself. There is an influx of talent going on. People want to work in mobile and Denver is a “phenomenal place.”
This isn’t just great news because DE has contributed greatly to the mobile app space and I imagine they’ll keep churning out amazing work in the future, but most importantly, they are great friends of the Glassboard team and their strides make us proud.
I also have to say the announcement on their website really reminds me of Daft Punk. That’s some digital love right there!
Looking back on this year so far for Glassboard is inspiring. Not only were we featured in both respective app stores, but we also got a Mashable mention! 2013 is shaping up to be a great year. Have a look at Glassboard, front and center:
In the Apple app store:
On Google Play:
And if you missed it, here is Mashable’s list of 10 apps to dominate your workday, which includes Glassboard!
A new feature we discretely added into the web app last week was a shiny new button that lets you show more posts. All of them. That’s right: you can now go back in time to the VERY BEGINNING of your Glassboard boards.
When we created Glassboard, we implemented the system such that nothing of yours ever gets deleted, unless you explicitly request it (i.e., if you delete a board, everything in it is deleted permanently). However, we also wanted the app to be fast. We also wanted it to be used as sort of an ongoing means of communication, not really an archiving system. This created a dilemma of not being able to see things posted farther back than 100 messages or so, despite those items still existing.
(Premium Glassboard subscribers can download an entire archive of a board, but this is more of a way to back up a board before you delete it.)
Now there’s a way to see it all! For every board you have, you can hit “Show More” to your heart’s content. This feature is just in the web app for now, but please take it for a spin! Safety guaranteed.
Instead of continuing to pursue a fancy design that at times perplexed people, our iPhone developer and UI guy Brent Simmons decided to simplify things. The wood background is gone, and links now appear highlighted and tappable. If you haven’t already downloaded the new version of Glassboard for iPhone (and soon to be on Android), please do so!
For a more technical breakdown of other changes in 2.3.3, here is a post by Brent. I’m not sure what some of it means but he does reference not crossing streams which all nerds can relate to.
Besides being thrilled about the design and performance changes this month in Glassboard, it also worked out where we are being featured in the New & Noteworthy for Social Networking apps in iTunes! This comes only a short time after having the Android app featured in Google Play. 2013 is off to a great start for Glassboard!
With the iPhone 5 being released last Friday, our iOS developer Brent Simmons had a new version of Glassboard for the larger screen ready and in the iTunes store on Monday. That was fast!
Finally! The most asked for feature is now available in Glassboard: you can delete your messages and comments from the mobile apps. If you are a board chair, you can delete messages and comments from others as well.
For any comment or message that you would like to retract, simply long-press and the pop-up menu will give you the option to delete. Its easy.
Nick Bradbury, our Android dev, goes into some background behind our reasoning (including why we didn’t include deletion in the first place.
There are other additions to the app in this version, of course, including performance enhancements, but message/comment deletion is what we’re most excited about!
Do you love Glassboard? Want more out of it? Want to pay us money?! Today we are proud to announce the introduction of Glassboard premium.
Glassboard premium was created to give you more of what you need from Glassboard – more storage, more boards, the ability to bookmark messages and much more, all for just $5/month.
Heard enough and ready to dive in already? Sign up now!
Now to introduce the goodies available in Glassboard premium!
Don’t forget that message, bookmark it!
We’ve been there. “Where is that one link? That message that I wanted to save?” No more scrolling through all of your board content to find that one important tidbit. Bookmarks will allow you to save a message or comment- forever if you’d like. Once you bookmark a message, it will always be available in your bookmarks.
Kinda like a yearbook, only shorter and more personal. Export that board!
Some boards have a shelf life of only a week, or maybe just a weekend. After that, we wanted to make it easy for you to share your collection of work with everyone – and now you can. Exporting a board will deliver your entire news feed into a web page that you can share with others, including all pictures and video. It includes every message, photo, video, comment and like for the life of the board so you can relive everything!
More Storage. Share the love.
As a premium member, you’ll jump from 100MB to 1GB of storage across all your boards. Yes, you read that right. All of your boards that you chair will get 1GB of storage. It’s not just you who benefits from this, everyone on your boards will benefit also, you snazzy photog you.
More Boards. A LOT more. Keeeep going…
Don’t run out of boards, ever, because now premium members can create an unlimited number of boards.
Keep the conversation going. Transfer board chair to someone else.
We know how it is. As the board chair you sometimes need to hand the reins over to someone else. Now you can. With Glassboard premium, you can transfer your board chair status over to any other premium board member in your board. Now they can WIELD THE POWAH.
Ready to become a Glassboard premium member to reap all of these benefits? Sign up here!
Do you have more questions about Glassboard premium? Talk to us!
Today is Glassboard’s first birthday. Allow me to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Sepia Labs team, to thank every person that helped us get here. If it weren’t for all of the beta testers, evangelists, and people who provide feedback Glassboard wouldn’t be what it is today. Here’s looking forward to growing this great app together.
This most recent quarter saw Android sales surging, enough that the popular smartphone company beat sales by Apple. Is this an indication of a shift in tastes in the smartphone market? Or perhaps iPhone fans are holding out until the iPhone 5 comes out?
Android phones sold more than double this past quarter than the same time last year. Which isn’t to say Apple is hurting: sales of iPhones are still growing as well. Read more information here.