I mean other than the Influencers (those who has more than 3K+ followers on Twitter). I've yet to hear of anyone that's not an influencer to have access to the program. They keep mentioning how they're rolling out to people every week, but I'm starting to really question that. I could be wrong.
We all need to learn a lesson from this → do not specify the exact release day
I've got access and I'm definitely not an influencer haha. I think the big reason was that we had to sign an NDA (pretty standard one) when gaining access. I got permission to actually say that I have it, but I imagine this is the issue stopping everyone from babbling on about it.
Thanks for sharing.
Without an official statement, there's a lot of negative to be read from this. The hype train seems to have already left the station, but they're gagging early users from talking about their experiences?
Optimistic that eventually it will be amazing, but coupled with the tight-lipped delay, it sounds like there are some software quality issues holding up a release..
Thats invision biggest problem, the lack of transparency, the really bad communication and of course their overestimation of their own capabilities.
I wrote them also because i currently writing my second edition of my book. I wanted to write a review for studio side by side with adobe xd and sketch. It is a hardcover booke selled in europe.
It is like: hey i write a book which will be published by a big publisher in europe it is a book about app design i would put you in, for free, so that 5.000 readers might install your app and pay for invision.
Nope, just received an standard mail, wrote back no answers.
You can put Figma either in your book instead of Studio. ain't no reason to keep the book in preproduction awaiting for possible release of studio in 2019 :)
Already in it ;-)
So, how was it?
Have you ever tried https://www.fluidui.com? well worth a mention in your book I think. Though I am a little biased.
I doubt a InVision would want their beta/v1 of Studio be judged toe-to-toe with Sketch or Adobe XD, which have had years to invest in features.
Figma has been moving fast, but they had a lot of work to do at launch as well.
That's adobes fault for killing fireworks and not replacing it for years. #stillbitter
The book is about app design, so all tools are pretty similar. with the current scope of functions of Invision studio it would be the clear winner. I have clear points that I name in the book, I go to advantages and obstacles as well as to the peculiarities of the programs. and yes i think invision will want that, who does not want free advertising.
The delay isn't what annoys me. It's that they announced "The first wave of invites has been sent!" and I'm pretty sure a VERY small handful of influencers were the only people invited in that wave. Then, a second a seemingly larger (still extremely small wave) was sent. Why even refer to those as waves?
When I am told that a wave of invites have gone out, I assume that a lot of normal people who requested access were invited. Not influencers.
What I really want is Invision7. My stacks and stacks of disparate protoypes for any little update is a MESS.
I'm quite surprised to see the level of annoyance on display here. Software is almost always delayed. They give a reason and still, people aren't happy. What exactly has anyone lost out on? Did I miss paying a fee that the pissed people have paid?
I'm waiting to test it so I can weigh it alongside other tools, as our design team are looking to make changes and streamline our process this year. The delay is highly annoying, but I don't blame them for anything. I'm pretty sure they're doing their best to get a great product across the line.
I think people are just annoyed with the fact that they said January and now they are delayed. If you set yourself to a standard you should expect to be judged by that standard. It would have been better to not give any date especially with InVision's track record of empty promises. Remember InVision Motion??https://www.invisionapp.com/blog/motion-prototype-animation/ ...Yeah, I'm still waiting for that...
Well if they are to be believed (why do we automatically assume it's BS when reasonable excuses are used?) then the delay is for good reason. But I agree they should have made more of it than a quick email apology. Maybe a limited toolset version to whet the appetite! Mind you, they would have had to deal with a metric shit ton of feedback on that, and either ignored it or delayed even further to answer it all. No win situation.
Motion had passed me by, but it certainly sounds like they're wrapping it up into Studio.
Yes, I was following Motion like crazy and was duper excited from the beginning. Like Steve said, I think they would include this section directly into the Studio. Can't see the reason why would they have advanced animation in the web version and in Studio also. Fun fact: I have no idea about what email you're talking about. I saw something on Twitter like they're sorry for the delay. But nothing like that reached my inbox, even if I joined from the first minutes of the announcement.
Check for email updates? They sent out an email a couple of weeks ago explaining the delay. They were expecting far fewer initial invites to access. The plan was for all early access requests to be fulfilled by end of January. Access requests were double the expected volume. I'd personally prefer a staggered, and delayed release over one that results in lag, and crashes due to unexpected high volume.
Dude. Don't drink the kool-aid... That was a lame excuse. If they did get twice as many access requests, then they should have already delivered half of the access requests by the end of January...and nobody will be here wondering about it.
I appreciate your passion. But I can empathize with their struggles, and considering that it's a free service I can be understanding of the delay. To me the longterm result is what matters. Having firsthand experience with releasing software I can understand that delays happen when hiccups occur. I appreciate your comment to my opinion.
At least you got an email explaining the delay...
And really at the end of the day...it doesn't impact me. I don't rely on the release of a tool for my work. This will end up being something I test out on a dummy project. If it has merit I'll consider the team using it.
It’s BS , if you uncertain of a date to release why give one. Honestly happens every time with InVision, I don’t hold my breath.
It is hard enough to give accurate ETAs for small updates but I guess they are getting a lot of publicity out of this release and any publicity good or bad is better than bad reviews of an unfinished release.
I have a nice size following but they won't give me access because I won't goosh and awe like most designers do. Tools are a means to an end. At the end of the day, InVision Studio will offer what Sketch offers (lets hope) along with the ability produce better transitions. I use InVision heavily today for prototyping, I think Studio is a great idea, but at the end of the day, its just a tool, similar to all the other top design tools.
Their excuse is that they wanted to ship advanced motion (timeline), which was highly requested, for this first version. Not defending them, though. Im pretty pissed as well
I signed up immediately upon announcement.
Pinged our InVision rep to see if I could get moved up the queue. (No meaningful response.)
Have not heard anything yet.
Have not seen anyone other than big names with access.
They're not saying much and I think that's the part that's frustrating. Every time you send an email/DM you get the same answer (bots). "We're releasing Studio every week to different groups and we appreciate your patience. Keep an eye out on your Mailbox, we assure you as soon as your invite becomes available we'll send it to you immediately".
On the flipside, what else can you say when you have 100s (1000s?) of folks asking?
I'm chomping at the bit to get access but I'm cool with waiting.