Lots of updates on both the Portal and the app today, so keep reading to check out the cool features we’re highlighting below.
NEW IN THE APP: Introducing the Device Guide!
When you’re writing your story, it’s often hard to tell whether your scenes will play well on both phones and tablets. With the new Device Guide directing helper tool, we’ve now made it possible for you to see how your story looks on both phones and tablets.
- This feature (as shown below) is currently in-app only but we’re working to get it into the Web Previewer as soon as we can!
The guides represent the average dimensions of phones and tablets.
- You might see some inconsistencies between all the different possible mobile devices available, but this should give you a rough idea of how the device will crop your story.
To turn on the guides, use the Guide Box helper on the left.
- Everything inside the green Tablet box is how your story appears to readers on tablets.
- Everything inside the red Phone box is how your story appears to readers on phones.
For tablet users, use the Zoom Fit helper on the left to zoom out and expand the view to cover phones.
UPDATE: Character Name Correction, Classic Style in the Automated Character Creator
If you remember the automated character creator from this forum post, you’ll also remember that if you had a typo, you had to use the Skip option and fix it manually in script.
This week, we’re introducing the in-line character name corrector to make it easier for you to fix your mistakes.
Note that the dropdown will only include the characters you’ve already created, so if you made a typo for a new character, you’ll still want to use the “Skip” option.
We’re also excited to let you know that we got the tech to work with Classic! While it primarily works with the stock actors, you should now be able to also create Classic characters on the fly while writing your story.
UPDATE: Speech Bubble Styles
We know everyone’s been super excited since we announced the Speech Bubble Styles feature – and we’re also excited to announce that we’re nearing the end of the Speech Bubble Styles beta that we started 2 weeks ago.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll start to look through the feedback that we received from our beta testers. We’ll then look into what’s possible to do quickly, what will take more time, and what’s also not possible given the changes we’ve made to our tech.
Because we made a pretty significant tech change to support the feature, we’re going to continue our slow rollout so that it goes smoothly for both readers and writers.
Stay tuned for more on this in upcoming updates!
As always, we’re excited to get these released to you and would love to hear your thoughts below