Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Scribble Maps Pro and Versions

We thought we would write a blog post explaining some issues that our VIP users are having. As you may be aware we have upgrade the basic version of Scribble Maps to 2.0 which utilizes HTML5/Javascript. Additionally our new tech allows for the generation of large images up to 1500x1500 pixels (we are going to also be offering even large images and pdf formats in the future as well).

Currently Pro is still version 1.0 (Flash). Originally we wanted to wait for both free and pro to be upgraded for the release of 2.0 but we decided against it for two primary reasons.
  1. We were getting a large demand for Scribble Maps on mobile
  2. By offering the new version on free we could beta test before finally upgrading pro to 2.0
This has lead to some confusion since maps created in the free version which is 2.0 can't be opened in pro, and also the basic version has the ability to save larger images than Pro which is restricted to screen resolution.

As a VIP member it is possible to create a map in pro, load the map in basic 2.0, and then save a large image at 1500x1500 or get an image embed because 2.0 is reverse compatible with 1.0 maps.

Ultimately Pro is going to also be upgrade 2.0 and this confusion should go away. It should be noted that if you are a VIP member regardless of the version of Scribble Maps you are using (Basic/Pro) any widgets you create will not have banner ads on them.

Further, Basic 2.0 has some features that are only available to VIP members. These features include the ability to save a 1500x1500 image as well as create maps that are password protected. All the features will also be available in the future upgrade version of Pro.

We are sorry for any confusion this might have caused or will cause and if you have any questions please send us a note.

2 comments:

  1. VEry disappointed to stumble across this post javing paid paid to buy the "upgrade" layers and grouping were the features i neede suddenly having already done a lot of work in the free version, now i'm stuck!!!

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    1. sorry i should add that in every other respect, a great app, and i would highly recommend were it not for this annoying limitation of the pro version.

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