Ever since its launch late last year, we’ve been thrilled with your response to Ember for iOS. We’ve also been hard at work on the next big thing for Ember - and today I get to share the details with you. Firstly: two big new features for iOS.
Annotations on iOS
We’ve wanted to bring Ember’s annotation features to iOS for a long time. The two existing features from Ember for Mac - Smart Drawing and Text - are arriving in Ember for iOS v1.1, and we’ve also added two new (much-requested) annotation tools: Blur and Pixelate.
The annotation tools will be available via a single In-App Purchase priced at $4.99. As you’d expect from a Universal app, the annotation features are available on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and your one In-App Purchase unlocks the tools across all your iOS devices.
Auto-Import on iOS
Another frequently-requested features for iOS is Screenshot Auto-Import and that too will be available in Ember v1.1. Once unlocked, Auto-Import will detect screenshots on your Camera Roll and add them to your library - even in the background - and sync them via iCloud to your other devices. We’ve been testing it for the past month, and it’s been quite addictive to see screenshots you take appear on all your other devices without any intervention.
Auto-Import will be available via In-App Purchase, priced at 99¢.
Ember for Mac v1.3
We’ve also been hard at work on a big update to Ember for Mac. Version 1.3 has over 50 new additions and enhancements - the biggest feature being that it adds the new annotation tools from iOS (Blur and Pixelate), a new library backup feature, the ability to download images via the Ember browser’s contextual menu, ability to hide previously-seen Subscription images, and much, much more.
As you’d expect, Ember for Mac v1.3 will be a free update.
Coming Very Soon
These two big updates to Ember are launching a week from today, on Tuesday 28th January. We’re all incredibly excited to see what you think of these big new features, and can’t wait to see what you use them for. In the meantime, here’s a quick Vine of the iOS annotation tools in action!