take a look inside the Project Life app
You’ve heard about it. Many of you have it, use it, LOVE it. Some of you are patiently waiting for the Android version*. Some of you might be sitting on the fence, even though the Project Life® app is just $0.99 cents and the coolest thing since sliced bread.
Regardless, I know that actually seeing something in action helps me personally understand something better than someone explaining it to me with words or even having someone tell me how cool it is – over and over. Are you with me!? That’s why we created this video — to show you the app and how it works. You’ll see me create a page from start to finish. You’ll catch on to a few cool features along the way. I don’t go into all the bells & whistles. I’m not sharing every tip & trick. It’s just a short and sweet video to give you an overview.
If you have the Project Life app and if you ever run into issues, please tap on the green “i” on the home screen and then select “report an issue”. That’s the best way to send us a note and tell us what’s up because it will also automatically tell us what device you’re using so we’re better able to trouble-shoot. Also, be sure to check out #ProjectLifeAppTips on Instagram because some pretty awesome features are pointed out there.
If you do not yet have the app but you have questions, the best way for us to help you (and we LOVE to help!) is to shoot us an email. ProjectLifeApp@BeckyHiggins.com. Easy breezy, and we’ll take care of you! I have the coolest customer service gals.
So — who do you know that would benefit from seeing this video? Send them here or send them to the video on YouTube. Friends don’t let friends go through life without knowing that it’s now possible to scrapbook entirely on your mobile device!
In an effort to be transparent and informative, as I’ve always strived to be, I wanted to address two of the biggest questions we get asked about a lot.
It’s the numero uno question we are asked on a regular basis. Here’s the honest-to-goodness scoop about that: As we began the development of our app, we quickly learned that developing this app for Apple products was going to be much simpler and faster and cost-effective. Developing for Android takes longer, is highly expensive, and far more complicated than we even imagined. So instead of holding up the app altogether, we launched for iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, and iPods with the intent of getting things off the ground and then diving into the Android versions of the app.
Once the app was launched, the response to the Android question has been the same all along: We’re working on it. We know many of you have Android devices and that you’re dying to get this app on those devices. And we appreciate that so much! As we came up for air from the launch and really started to figure out the details of moving forward with the Android version, we learned more and more about the complicated and expensive nature of developing for Android. It’s so not simple. That’s the best way to describe it. *sigh*
I say this with humility and transparency: I want you to know that we still have every desire to bring the Project Life app to Android devices. I wish I could click my heels and make it happen tomorrow. It’s just not happening soon. So when we say “we’re working on it,” you understand that there is so much front-loaded work to do even before the actual development begins. As a small business, our little team does our very best every day to bring Project Life to homes across the world. We have physical product, digital product, and now the app. I started this company without even knowing that all those variations would ever be a part of the story. Everything takes time. It’s such a process. And patience continues to be a beautiful virtue that we are all learning to appreciate more and more.
We’ve been working on the development of the print feature of our app for a while now and know that the only way to launch this is if it’s right. We want everything to be as close to perfect as possible — from the functionality of ordering prints through the app to the finished results of beautiful prints that you’ll be so proud to include in your albums! We’ve been beta testing and really are getting pretty close to launching this. There’s no way to give an official date (much of the timing depends on the Apple approval process), but you can know that we’ve been testing it, working out the kinks, and we’ll be thrilled to shout it from the rooftops when our print feature is officially live and working! In the meantime, simply export your finished pages and print with your favorite printer.
Friends, thank you for being patient with us. Thank you for your support! Thank you for a million kind words that we’ve received from those of you who are either using and loving the app or who are just plain excited about it and patiently waiting for the Android version.