InstantCard changelog
InstantCard changelog
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Dark mode!

 

New

  

Dark mode is finally here. If you wanted a distraction-free way to edit your cards, it’s now possible with a site-wide dark mode feature that follows your system’s dark mode setting. Enjoy.

InstantCard’s dark mode

Fixes for missing images

 

Fix

  

I've just released fixes for two issues you might have experienced while using InstantCard:

  • Some images loaded from URLs with particular characters in weren't loading correctly. All image URLs are now encoded before being sent off as part of a request which should mean they all load now.
  • Images loaded from Unsplash also sometimes rendered as a black square when downloaded. Converting them into a local resource (to bypass any CORS issues) will mean they all render as you see them when editing your card.

Share your card immediately

 

New

  

Share button

Quickly share your cards directly from the InstantCard editor by clicking the new Share button in supported browsers.

This will allow you to share your card directly to your favourite social media app, simply by hitting Share instead of download.

Note: This feature uses the Web Share API, which isn’t currently available in all major browsers. You can find a list of supported browsers here.

Fixed badge issues when downloading

 

Fix

  

With the update of the library that handles downloading of images came an issue where the wording on badges would seemingly disappear from view.

I've fixed that now, as well as correcting a small offset on all text that had started to occur last week, too.

New image sizes and sped up downloads

 

New

  

I've been working on this for a while so I'm excited to say I've finally implemented the ability to edit and download images in a wide and Story format, as well as the original square image size.

This means it's easier than ever to create great social media graphics with InstantCard.

Just select a value from the new Size dropdown in the inspector and start editing!

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I've also replaced the library I was using to generate and download the final image which has resulted in faster downloads across every device and operating system, and a much improved download experience on iOS.

Instagram connection

 

Fix

  

Happy new year!

If you've tried to sign up to InstantCard recently you may have noticed an issue with the Instagram connection when fetching your profile picture. Unfortunately it seems the connection to Instagram is too unstable to warrant keeping it up, so I've removed the connection altogether.

What it means for you

To sign up you now need to upload a profile picture rather than fetch it from your Instagram profile. We will make this step optional in the future so you can skip that part to start making great graphics.

It also affects the changing of your profile picture in Settings, which now requires a file upload as well.

Referrals and Unsplash integration

 

New

 

 

I'm very excited to announce two big changes to InstantCard today: referrals and a new integration with Unsplash.

Referrals

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Every subscriber now has a unique, shareable link accessible from instantcard.co.uk/refer-a-friend. By sharing that link and getting your friends to sign up to InstantCard, you can earn 50% from their subscriptions for its lifetime.

You can read the full terms and conditions here.

Unsplash

You can also now use images from the brilliant Unsplash library to set as the background of your InstantCard. If you're looking for a high quality image that makes your card pop, just click the new "Search Unsplash" button and start typing to find the perfect image.

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🅰️ Boldness is back

 

Fix

 

 

After we added support for more Google Fonts last week, badges lost their boldness.

Well, we’ve added that back in.

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🖼 Image downloads on iOS

 

Fix

 

 

Some users were experiencing a bug on iOS where their downloaded image had black bars on either side. No more!

We fixed an issue with our image renderer which was causing the black bars, so they'll never appear again 🙏

More fonts!

 

Improvement

 

 

You asked, we delivered: we now offer more fonts!

InstantCard integrates directly with the Google Fonts API to fetch the top 50 most popular fonts, so your InstantCards can be more personalised than ever.

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