fuzel 2.0: animated collage

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First of all, we’d like to thank everyone for your immense support – the new Fuzel received almost 1 million download in less than a month, and was featured as “Best New Apps” on the App Store in over 40 countries!

Today, we’re excited to announce the 2.0 update for the Fuzel. Read on to learn more :

ANIMATED COLLAGE

For the first time ever, your photos are more than just static images. Fuzel 2.0 lets you put photos together, add your favorite music, and see them play out in a fun and stylish fashion, like this:

Animated collage lets you share your stories in a more complete way. You’ll see your photos in both collage form, and individually. This is particularly great for users with beautifully-taken photos, who don’t want to lose out the little details.

Unlike a normal slideshow that only display photos after photos, Fuzel’s animated collages know exactly which part of a photo you want to focus, based on that photo’s position in the collage. We even analyze the song you choose, and match the photo transition time to the beats for the best viewing experience.

So how do you make an animated collage? It’s super simple:

1. Make a photo collage like normal – consider playing around with different frames, stickers or labels.
2. Switch to “Animated Collage” mode.
3. Choose a song in your library, or use the embedded tracks.
4. Just press Play and enjoy!

Once done, you can share it with friends via social networks, or save onto your iPhone in HD quality.

DISCOVER + NEW SIDEBAR

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The sidebar has been redesigned for better access to the brand new Discover section and the Fuzel Store. Discover is where you view and get inspired by beautiful collages made by us and other Fuzel users.

If you want to be featured in the Discover section and get viewed by millions of others, share your collages with #fuzel on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Everyday, we’ll look at all of them, and we’ll get in touch to feature your works. So share on!

NEW SHUFFLE MECHANISM

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Layout Shuffle is one of the most loved new features in Fuzel – it lets you randomize layouts smartly for the most suitable ones for your photos. In this new update, you now have the option to choose between the Basic layouts, or the special Funky and Freeform ones for more fun-looking collages.

STORE: NEW LOGIN METHODS

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The app now supports login via Twitter & Email, in addition to Facebook.

A very important note: even though you can purchase packages normally without login in, you’re encouraged to do so – we’ll know which packages you have purchased and let you restore them in the case of reinstall/new device.

EARN FREE CREDITS: FRIEND INVITES

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Fuzel employs a unique credit system for purchasing additional decoration packages. You can get credits via in-app purchase, but it’s not the only way.

You can earn free credits by:

1. Finishing simple tasks, such as following us on Instagram.
2. Doing special offers.
3. Inviting your friends to try Fuzel – every time a friend installs the app, you’ll get 20 credits!

AND MANY OTHER ENHANCEMENTS + BUG FIXES!

That’s it, you can download the free update HERE. We can’t wait to see your animated collages!

Thank you for an amazing 2013

 

 

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This year is coming to an end soon, and we’d like to take this opportunity to express our deepest thanks to everyone who has supported us thus far. You guys are the sole reason why we do what we do – knowing that our products make your life better puts a huge smile on our face.

So THANK YOU, have a great holiday with your family and loved ones. Please continue supporting us in the coming new year!

Oh, do check out all the new holiday packages in Fuzel to make beautiful collages like these:

Cheers,
The NAB Team

new Fuzel now available on App Store

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We’re very excited to announce that the new Fuzel is finally here. The new Fuzel is a fun way to make collages on your iPhone. With feedbacks from over 2 million users, we were able to make Fuzel into a brand new, much more fulfilling and fun collage making experience.

AVAILABILITY

Thanks to all the latest APIs in the iOS 7 SDK, the new Fuzel has many cool new features and improvements, making it much more empowering and enabling, while remaining very simple to use.

However, using all the new APIs also means that the new Fuzel is only available to devices running iOS 7.0 and above. To alleviate the risk of you losing old collages when updating from the old Fuzel to the new one, we’re releasing the new Fuzel as a brand new, separate app.

We’re still keeping the old Fuzel on store and continue to provide technical support for it. Our plan is to phase them out slowly in the future when all of the existing users have already migrated to the new app.

PRICING

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This is probably the best thing about the new Fuzel: it will be TOTALLY FREE to download!

You won’t have to pay any extra money for any features – the new Fuzel packs more than everything that the old ones (Free + Pro) ever offered and many more.

Besides the Store where you can use credits to purchase additional decorating items, all the key features are already there when you install the app.

PROMOTION

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To celebrate the launch (and Thanksgiving!), we are having a HUGE sale for our store this weekend only: the Thanksgiving bundle is 50% OFF, and many select store packages are 50-75% OFF!

With a brand new, fun, and free Fuzel app, we really hope you will have lots of fun telling your stories. We can’t wait to see what you will create with the app. 

You can download the new Fuzel HERE.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Cheers,
The NAB Team

 

what’s in the new fuzel?

The new Fuzel has been submitted to Apple for review, and you have probably seen our new website and all the videos. Today, we’ll talk about some of the new and exciting features and improvements in the  app. Read on!

Brand New Design

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As you can see, the new Fuzel was redesigned from the ground up. We wanted to provide a super easy and fun way for you to tell stories, through collages. The new design puts focus on what matters the most, your photos, and makes the tools disappear – they are just there only when you need them. We also realized that the experience of making the collage is just as important as the final artwork itself. Therefore, we work really hard on the small, subtle details that makes Fuzel a total joy to play with – a simple swipe to undo/compare different versions of your collage (read more below). In the end, we believe the new Fuzel is a much more fluid and empowering collage making experience.

Auto-Layout

With this new feature, you don’t have to worry about which layouts to use – just pick the photos you want, Fuzel will automatically decide the layouts! A convenient “Shuffle” button will let you discover other fun, unique layouts in one tap. Best of all, your and your friend’s faces will be positioned nicely within the individual frame, thanks to the new “Face Detection” technology. You can now make a fun, beautiful collage in just seconds.

Customize Layouts

One of the most loved features in the old Fuzel was that you can “Cut” your very own layouts. You guys just blew us away with your creativity your amazing layouts. The new Fuzel brings layout customization to a whole new level with the new “Merge” tool: frames can now be combined in just one swipe! We can’t wait to see all the crazy and fun layouts that you will create.

Photos Picker

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We have streamlined they way you add photos: when tapping on an empty photo frame, instead of having to decide between the Photos Picker and the Camera, the new Fuzel takes you straight to the Photos Picker. Here you can immediately pick the photos in your Camera Roll, or swipe left to access the Camera, or swipe right for other photo sources such as Facebook, Instagram, Flickr (New!), and Google Image Search.

Decoration Items & Store

Fuzel provides a tons of options to decorate your collages with: stickers (New!), Labels, Patterns, Frames. With the many default items in the new Fuzel in additions to the hundreds of new items from the Fuzel Store, there are endless possibilities to make your collage uniquely yours!

Undo/Redo

As we have said, we wanted to provide a fun and easy way to make collage. The new Undo/Redo tool lets you easily revert changes to your collage anywhere in the collage with a simple flick. You will no longer be afraid of mistakes, instead just have fun and discover new, creative way to tell your stories.

Sharing

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There are even more sharing options this time around, you can save your completed collage to your Photos, or share it on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr (New!), email, or other apps.

Better Performance

Not only the app was redesigned, it was completely rewritten from scratch. We took advantage of all the newest APIs from the iOS 7 SDK to implement many new features: Face Detection, better photo filters, as well as making it run much faster, and 64-bit compatible for the new iPhone 5S. However, it’s worth pointing out that the app will only be downloadable for devices running iOS 7.0 and above (which isn’t an issue, we believe, since most of you have already updated to iOS 7 from day 1).

When will it be available?

All of the features mentioned above are only a small part of the new Fuzel experience. We can’t wait for you guys to actually try it out yourself. The app is still being reviewed by Apple, and expected to hit store in the next week or two. So stay tuned, and have a great weekend, everyone!

Cheers,
The NAB Team

Brand new Fuzel coming soon

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We are super excited to announce that the new Fuzel app has just been submitted to Apple for review today. Our team has been working very hard in the last 8 months to completely push the bar of collage making on the iPhone.

Sneak peek: Customize Layouts

One of the most loved features in Fuzel was the ability to cut and create any layout you want. You guys took full advantage of the tool, and blew us away with your creativity.  

In the new Fuzel, you will have even more flexibility when it comes to layout. Let’s see how fun and easy it is to create a custom layout: 

Brand new website

In the next few days, we’ll have more details about the app in another post, so stay tuned! For more videos and info on the new Fuzel, please visit www.fuzelapp.com

Cheers,
The NAB team