Add MP3 files to cards to let them play music,
During playback the card gently bounces to evoke the slight wobble of vinyl records on a turntable. Audio cards are almost as fun as analog.
Make a new kind of mixtape, fansite, or audio notes ~♫
Drop your own images and files onto spaces or cards. You can also upload with
images → upload (Handy on mobile).
Make your spaces yours in a whole new way ~
Split multi-line (ctrl-enter) cards into separate cards. Useful when pasting in long lists and paragraphs.
(It works even if you paste in a list longer than the max length of a card)
Here's how to add to a line break in a card, as well as a little video tutorial on making child cards
when it rains it pours,
Released most of image uploading, fixed a bunch of collaboration-related bugs, changed the privacy default of new spaces, and I'm steadily working on an audio player for mp3 cards (admittedly that last part is more of a passion project, but also opens up a new way to use kinopio). Because of some tangents, I'm a little behind my finally-start-marketing deadline, but I can also see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I think I could've done a better job with the promo-video for image uploading, I like some of the video editing ideas that GB Studio does (https://youtu.be/Wk96Pf6OL8Y). But at the same time, image uploading is a lot of work, but such a common feature in everything, that the perception was bound to be pretty meh, not matter how good the implementation.
More upload UI today, released the ability to drag onto card to upload. Works just how I wanted it to, I'm especially happy with the error messaging (although I hope nobody has to see it).
The big parts of left:
- UI: Drag one or many images anywhere onto a space to automatically make new cards and upload (S)
- UI: Broadcast uploading and file dragging to other users/clients on the space so when you're uploading something into a card I can see it as it's happening (M)
- Automatically/silently resize and update large images after upload (L)
- Delete files from bucket when you permanently remove a card or space (M)
Considering this list, maybe I'll do the initial announcement after just the UI parts are all ready. And discuss the other parts afterwards as supplemental updates.
Also had a discussion about options for a community forum/chat for cool fans. My thoughts are still nascent at https://kinopio.club/community-chat-options-r3rDXYqmf4wDSN5E2TqV-
Secretly released image uploading into the wild today. You can upload images from you computer/phone to a card via
Image → Upload.
It works really well right now, the UI instantly updates as the file is uploading so it feels v snappy. I want to finish the drag and drop parts too before I publicly announce it because showing off all the workflows for adding images to spaces at once will be a lot cooler
Now that I've emptied my plate of another round of bug fixing and clean ups, I'm full steam ahead on user uploads 🚂.
Good to know some things never change, S3 continues to be a nightmare to work with. But I can now upload files. At least I can feel like I did something~ after today's grind.
I collected my monthly metrics today, on things like unique visits, users/spaces counts, etc.
Things haven't been great this month. I'm not surprised because of the quietness surrounding any new features, and the general energy/feedback online. The major difference being that I didn't pursue or receive any press or outreach - instead preferring to fix core bugs and go through the slog of adding billing, and dealing with LLC paperwork.
I think these things can be turned around though. But I'd be lying if I said it wasn't dispiriting.