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SCRL App

2 years ago from , Interaction / Product Designer @ GE

Hey Designer News community, A friend and I recently created a new app that allows you to share continuous pictures on Instagram! We have been working on it for the past 4 months. Check out the website and app.

SCRL App Website

Let me know what you think. :)

10 comments

  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 2 years ago

    Cool idea.

    In regards to the presentation: I did not immediately understand what this does, I had to scroll down to the 3rd image (the animated one) to understand. I'm not on instagram so that might be why, but the first two images on the site are a little confusing to me.

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    • Kyle ArbuckleKyle Arbuckle, 2 years ago

      No that's a good point. I'm pretty familiar with seeing this on instagram and I think the initial image/screenshot threw me off. If that screenshot was a still instagram UI with the mockup/image it would make a lot more sense!

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      • Alex FloresAlex Flores, 2 years ago

        thanks for the feedback, Originally I was going to have the instagram ui, however, Instagram brand guidelines have rules and regulations of how you can promote your app. So we decided to use SCRL's Ui

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    • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 2 years ago

      Same here.

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  • Marcin BauerMarcin Bauer, 2 years ago

    Technical note: please optimise your gifs! There are two that weight over 16mb total...

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    • Alex Flores, 2 years ago

      Just did! One gif is at 4mb. Do you have a process you recommend? 4mb is still large

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      • Juan J. RamirezJuan J. Ramirez, 2 years ago

        Use HTML5 video instead. Video can be optimized to be 80% to 95% smaller in size,

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        • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 2 years ago

          +1 for video, it can be compressed to tiny sizes, even smaller with webm in chrome. But it might not autoplay anymore in safari, I think it has to have the sound stripped out.

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  • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, 2 years ago

    Thank you for making this! Here's my feedback:

    It's a little tricky to know what is going to move when I scroll/pinch because I'm able to scroll and pinch both the canvas and the artwork. Wondering if tapping on the art would "enable" the move/scale and tapping off it would disable? Check out "Concepts" app on iPad and how they handle scaling objects, I find it really intuitive.

    Secondly, the FTUE is helpful but the saving FTUE is kind of long and the transitions make it feel even longer. Again, it's helpful but feels a little lengthy after I'd gotten the idea of how it works.

    Super helpful/useful app, I'll be using it despite my first bit of feedback, it's worth getting used to!

    2 points
    • Alex FloresAlex Flores, 2 years ago

      Appreciate the feedback! Im going to go ahead and check out "Concepts" We are working on version 2, but will keep iterating for updates. Thanks again, and I would love to see some great layouts/art come from SCRL.

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