Sparkol founder Jon Air on the making of VideoScribe 2.0

Posted by Jon Air on October 9, 2019
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VideoScribe 2.0 was released on 9 June 2014. VideoScribe creator Jon Air explains the inspiration behind version 2 and why it's Sparkol's most ambitious project to date.

Today I am proud to announce the launch of VideoScribe 2.0. This version represents some of the biggest improvements we've made since we first launched VideoScribe.

With 2.0, we decided to start completely fresh with the interface. I wanted it to be a faster and smarter app, a clean design that delivered professional-looking results. VideoScribe has evolved considerably since the last release and the result is a simpler, more intuitive user experience.

I think what makes version 2 so exciting is that we've been able to incorporate so many of our users' suggestions to make it a stronger, more useful tool. Rather than focus on one headline feature we have tried to combine many of your ideas into a single solid release. So thank you to everybody who took the time to share your vision of how VideoScribe could be improved.

I think what makes version 2 so exciting is that we've been able to incorporate so many of our users' suggestions to make it a stronger, more useful tool.

One feature I am particularly proud of is that the order text is written can now be reversed, meaning that right-to-left languages can be written more realistically. The fonts themselves draw much better generally and you can preview and choose hands more easily. You can read more about the improvements and new features in the release notes.

We're hoping to roll out 2.0 to iPad, iPhone, Android and Kindle in the next month or so. Having a solid foundation to build on means we can look forward to adding more ambitious features in the future. The next big step will be introducing a Community Exchange function into the software – somewhere that people can swap and sell SVGs for use in VideoScribe.

To our users who have supported us over the years – thank you. Keep your feedback coming and please continue to share your videos with us. We look forward to empowering many more people to get their message across in the years to come.

Sign up for a free trial of VideoScribe to try out version 2.0. If you're a Pro user and you’d like to upgrade, log in to your VideoScribe account for the download link.

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