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Saturday, 31 August 2013

kanvas - App Review



Take a picture, borrow a background, annotate and publish.

This seems an App for extroverts who need feedback, and nosey people who want to 'help'; it's great fun.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
In order to access kanvas, one needs to log in, either through a Facebook account, or set up an email and password access.

To compose your first kanvas, all you need do is touch the writing button and use the tools:

Photo
This is where you choose a background which can either be one from your camera roll, or select one from the included standard backgrounds. This includes 'Keep Calm and...'.

Emoticon
Choose one from the list and place it wherever you want on your kanvas and then resize as required.

Text
Pick a font, type your message, place, and resize.

Drawing tool
Choose a colour and a brush type and add a little something to your kanvas.

Microphone
You can even add a one minute recording to your masterpiece.

Once you are finished with these easy steps, add tags and then share on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr.

Your published kanvas now enters the 'other side' and is there for all to see and leave a reaction.

Cost
The App is free and additional backgrounds are available as in App purchases.

Indispensability
Depending on your personality, this might well become an absolute 'must have'.

Dependability
kanvas is an iPhone App which works in 1x and 2x modes on an iPad. It is extremely simple to use and reliable.

Security
Logging in with Facebook involves giving access to your basic profile and list of friends. Access to your photos is also required (obviously).

ACIDS Test Rating:

It may become addictive!

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.


You can get kanvas here and support for the App here.


13 comments:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1. of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Rewards!
    Get premium sticker packs FREE when your friends join Kanvas!

    Search!
    Search Kanvas for users and tags to follow.

    Image search!
    Search the web for images and get creative with your kanvas!

    Kanvas bios!
    Write a short bio about yourself from the settings screen.

    ReplyDelete
  2. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.2.5 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Rotate stickers & text in compose.

    Squashed some bugs and improved app performance.

    ReplyDelete
  3. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.4.5 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Squashed bugs & performance enhancements.

    iOS 7 Redesign!
    - enjoy the fresh and modern look of kanvas.

    Introducing Chat!
    -a fun & private way to send one-to-one messages to friends using text and stickers.

    Get Inspired!
    - shuffle through our collection of images to find the perfect photo to create something amazing.

    Share to Instagram
    - share your favorite kanvases with your followers on Instagram

    Adding Captions!
    -use captions to describe your kanvas with words, tags and @mentions of friends

    ReplyDelete
  4. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.5.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    -Squashed a bunch of bugs and improved the performance of the app

    Plus all the great things from 1.5:

    The Store
    -One place to find all of the apps available stickers, overlays, font and background packs. You can now get premium packs for FREE with coins!

    New Overlay Packs!
    -Doodle Pack
    -Ornaments Pack
    -Sayings Pack

    New Font Pack!
    -60 new awesome fonts!

    Add Music!
    -Make your kanvas sing with 30 second music clips from your favorite songs on iTunes.

    New Text Editing Tools!
    -Text Alignment
    -Kerning
    -Leading

    Layer Feature!
    -Send items to the back by tapping on the layers icon

    Scale and Rotate!
    -Resize and rotate layers that snap into place

    Other Additions
    -Private accounts
    -User blocking in chat
    -Changing the credits to coins

    ReplyDelete
  5. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Introducing Kanvas 2.0 – Featuring animated overlays, gifs, video and much more!

    Make a Kanvas Video!
    Choose up to 150 photos from your favorite albums & bring your photos to life with music
    - Camera Roll
    - Facebook Albums
    - Imgur
    - Memes
    - Unsplash

    Gif Backgrounds!
    Select up to 15 seconds of your favorite gifs from Giphy or upload gifs from your camera roll to use as a kanvas background.

    Animated Overlay Packs!
    Choose from 20 beautiful, hand drawn overlays that will animate for you. You won’t find these types of overlays anywhere else!

    Create Animations!
    Edit your kanvas frame by frame to make an animated short or stop motion video up to 15 seconds long.

    Music & Timing!
    Easily add your favorite music and adjust the speed of your video.

    New Designs!
    Enjoy new icons, fresh screen designs and slick transitions.

    Private Kanvases!
    Make a kanvas that you can keep all to yourself.

    Get Free Coins!
    New ways to get awarded coins & buy packs from our store!

    ReplyDelete
  6. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.0.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug fixes & app Improvements.

    ReplyDelete
  7. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    YouTube Sharing!
    Now you can share all of your favorite kanvas videos to your YouTube channel!

    New Discover!
    - Finding kanvases you love just got way easier! Swipe between screens to explore kanvases by popularity, time and media type.

    Share Packs with Friends!
    - Everyone loves a cheerful giver! Share gifts of stickers, overlays, fonts and any other pack you own with friends.

    Menu Navigation!
    - Easily access the discover, search, store and your activity feed from our menu navigation.

    Better Conversations!
    - With a simple swipe gesture you can quickly respond to a user’s reaction with an at mention.

    New Transitions!
    - Smoother screen transitions and playful animations throughout the entire app.

    Squashed some bugs & improved app performance.

    ReplyDelete
  8. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 2.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    App performance updates & bug fixes.

    ReplyDelete
  9. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 3.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Stop Motion Camera!
    Record your own video with the our custom stop motion camera. Each frame you shoot will turn into a clip you can edit in compose.

    Upload Video!
    Have a great video already on your phone? Simply upload and trim your clips to include up to 15 seconds of video.

    New Content Sources!
    Find the all images you want by searching for backgrounds on Instagram, Tumblr and Flickr!

    New Artists Sticker & Overlay Packs!
    We are excited to bring you 16 new animated overlays, 20 animated stickers and over 120 static stickers of exclusive content from some of our favorite artists around the world!

    Activity Redesign!
    A new, cleaner activity feed design will give you a more beautiful experience to view and react.

    Bug fixes and other performance improvements have also been made to make Kanvas faster and better than before!

    ReplyDelete
  10. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 3.0.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug fixes and app performance updates!
    **Fixed the quality issue on slideshow kanvases.

    ReplyDelete
  11. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 3.1.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    iOS8 Photo Extension!
    Edit photos right from your photos app with all your favorite Kanvas editing tools:
    - More than 100 overlays and mantras
    - Over 100 font types supported
    - More than 300 custom and branded sticker packs
    - New sticker packs packs from Disney and other brands
    - Painting with multiple paint brushes and colors
    - Change opacity, kerning, color rotation for all these media types

    Add the Kanvas iOS 8 Today View!
    - Get the best kanvases delivered right to your phone throughout the day!
    - Receive beautiful notifications of your activity on Kanvas!

    Easy Sharing!
    - Upload to Kanvas directly from your Photo Library without even launching the app!

    Bug fixes, performance updates and speed improvements!
    Playback issues fixed:
    - Fixed the issue with low quality slideshow videos
    - Solved issue with music from two kanvases playing simultaneously

    Uploading issues fixed:
    - Solved issue with uploading a kanvas after composing for a long time
    - Rendering times improved

    ReplyDelete
  12. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 3.1.4 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - Finding kanvases you love just got way easier! Our new discover allows you to explore kanvases by topics including humor, fashion, nature and art!

    New Sticker Packs!
    We are excited to bring you 3 new sticker packs of some of our favorite animated characters.

    24 Lil’panda Stickers - A super cute, fun lifestyle sticker pack that empowers anyone to express their optimism.

    36 Best Fiends Stickers - A selection of unlikely heroic bugs from the mobile game, Best Fiends, who battle against the evil slugs.

    24 Frozen Stickers - A featured selection of your favorite characters from Disney's award winning animated movie, Frozen, includes Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff.

    Import Music from your Library!
    - Import any song you own from your music library and choose up to 15 seconds to put on your kanvas!

    Bug fixes & performance improvements.

    ReplyDelete
  13. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 3.1.5 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug Fixes
    - Trimming video issue
    - Changing overlay colors
    - Unsplash images crash
    - Profile & cover photo issue

    ReplyDelete

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