Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Collections for iPad v1.5 Released

There are some changes in version 1.5 that need to be noted:

1. Please upgrade your iPad to iOS 4.2.

2. One photo template is not full screen by default. All layout can be full screen mode by setting margin width and margin height to be 0.

3. Please turn on Location Services to grant permission for Collections to access photo library when you select multiple photos from photo library.

Here are all new features of version 1.5:

1. Redesigned photo selector (allow multiple selections of photos from photo library)

2. Page Editing Enhancement

  • Layout Settings: change the distance between frames, margin width and margin height
  • All layout can be full screen mode by setting margin width and margin height to be 0
  • Text overlay on photos
  • Select multiple photos from photo library
  • Import photos from photo library, Dropbox and Facebook to existing album

3. Home Management

  • Folder View
  • Global Search for all albums, folders, and pages (containing text)
  • Option for slideshow mode when launching an album
  • Option to always show home at launch
  • Reset password

4. Album Management

  • Organize albums into folders
  • Move pages across albums
  • Copy page accross albums
  • Tap to close enlarged photo
  • Pinch to close album (go back to home)
  • Remove background music
  • "Set As Default" button is added for all settings dialog box for easier to save default values

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Collections for iPad v1.5 Submitted

Collections for iPad v1.5 is submitted and waiting for review.

Feature Highlight:

1. Select multiple photos at one time
2. Organize albums into folders
3. More flexible layout management
4. Global search for any albums, folders, and pages with text

Friday, October 29, 2010

Collections for iPad v1.4 Released

Collections for iPad v1.4 is released. Here is the complete list of new features:

Version 1.4

1. Import
  • Download photos from Facebook
2. Export
  • Upload whole album to Facebook
  • Facebook Slideshow (Integrated with Collections Facebook App)
3. Page Editing Enhancement
  • Swipe right to left (left to right) to turn next (previous) page
  • Auto hide toolbar and pager when viewing album (tap top range to show)
  • Photo Alignment within the frame (top left, top center, top right, bottom left, etc.)
  • Select multiple photos from any existing albums to fill the page
  • Page thumbnail scroll bar at the bottom (by tapping bottom edge of the page)
  • Full screen for one photo template
4. Album Management
  • Copy album (touch and hold the thumbnail of album in the home page)
  • Ask for password when deleting the password-protected album
  • Status bar is hidden
  • Background music setting can be persisted for each album's slideshow

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Collections for iPad v1.3 Released

Collections for iPad v1.3 is released. Here is the complete list of new features:

Version 1.3

1. Import
  • Download photos from Dropbox
  • Populate photos into new album automatically
2. Export
  • Upload album PDF file to Dropbox (it is useful when the size of generated PDF is too large)
  • Upload whole album to Dropbox
  • Save whole album to photo library
3. Page Editing Enhancement
  • Different border styles (border width, border color, corner radius) on frame
  • Change font style, font size, font color for all pages in each album by one click
4. UI Enhancement
  • Change title of the home page (i.e. "Collections")
  • Option to show/hide album's text and pager (Preferences)
  • Option to enable/disable enlarge photo function when tapping on photos (Preferences)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Collections for iPad v1.2 Launched

Here is the list of new features:

Version 1.2

1. Password protected option for each album

2. Slideshow with background music

3. Page Editing Enhancement
  • Swap photos between frame by dragging photo from one and dropping to another
  • Change layout of existing page: the existing photos will be automatically re-organized according to new layout
  • Auto fit for all photos in one page by one click
  • Make aspect ratio for all photos in one page by one click
  • Change font style, font size, font color for all frames in one page by one click
  • Four buttons are added on the corners of frame for easier to swap photo, edit photo, select photo and edit text
  • Text editing's UI are refined
  • Reset to default settings in text settings
4. Homepage enhancement
  • More albums can be shown by scrolling pages
  • Change thumbnail of album: set any one of photos to be thumbnail

Friday, October 1, 2010

Collections for iPad v1.2 Preview Demo Video

Collections for iPad v1.2 is in review. You can find video link of Collections for iPad v1.2 Preview Demo Video in Facebook page.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Page Turning

A lot of users are asking us why page turning is so trouble. From the original design, we want to make Collections like a magazine so that we added a page turning animation to make users feel like flipping an album. There is a trick. You can just tap "slightly" at the borders (see the yellow area in the following screenshot), and then the page will be turned.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Beautiful Background

Almost all iPad/iPhone wallpapers can be used as background images of your Collections album.

There are a lot of pretty wallpaper apps. Here are some suggestion. Enjoy !

1. Amazing Wallpaper HD

2. Wallpaper Today

3. Backgrounds HD

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Collections for iPad v1.2 Submitted

Collections for iPad v1.2 is just submitted. Another big improvements are done. You can check it out via roadmap ( Preview demo video will be posted later.

In the mean time, we are developing version 1.3 as well. Feel feel to drop us comments. The most requested features will be done first.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Collections for iPad v1.1 Released

We are happy to announce that Collections for iPad v1.1 is released. We have big changes in this release.

For the existing users, please note that this version will upgrade your old album. This process may take several seconds.

Here are the details:

1. Export & Share
  • Album can be exported to PDF for sharing
  • Individual page can be exported to image for sharing
2. Re-order Pages in each album

3. Adjustment of photo within the frame
  • Move photo's different portion to fit the frame
  • Maintain aspect ratio or make auto fit
  • Zoom in/out photo to resize
  • Delete photos from frame
4. User interface's refinement:
  • Toolbar can be optionally minimized to avoid the distraction when users are viewing album
  • Text settings are moved to "Edit Text" dialog box to make it more easier for changing text style.
  • Shadow can be optionally removed
  • Default settings of album: font size, font color, text alignment etc.
  • Change background color and font color of each frame

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Collections for iPad v1.1 Submitted

Collections for iPad v1.1 is submitted and being reviewed by Apple.

New features include Export to PDF, Re-order pages, Adjust photo within the frame (move and zoom in/out) and much more.

Please read Roadmap section for detail information.