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Inkspired's year 2016

So, as the holidays approach, I would like to recapitulate on what has happened with Inkspired in this last year.

Inkspired was launched in Australia and Ecuador on January 2015. And from there, we have relocated the HQs to Chile, as we raised external seed capital to keep developing our technology and the community behind it. We are looking to expand to other parts of the globe in this exciting 2017, that will see Inkspired expand its technology to improve the writing and reading experience of users, and get it closer to you, your work, and what you enjoy doing every day.


This year we got a bunch of things released: especially on the 2nd semester. As for now, we released a brand new Android app, and we are about to release the new version of our iOS app just in time for the holidays. Also, we vastly redesigned the whole brand of our company - from its logo image to the color line among other stuff. That change also came with a rebranded and totally redesigned (and much improved) website. The former was a major project started on the 2Q of the year, that saw all things that were broken, or not that easy-to-use, and the performance, and everything else much improved from the Beta version we released, thanks to your feedback.


Inkspired is constantly listening to our beloved users. We get e-mails, messages or interactions through our social media channels, and we want to let you know that we are always listening to what you say, we care, and we act.

Inkspired is a much better product today thanks to you. Our online Editor has seen an increase in the time our writers spend into it, and our stories are more easy to access, read and engage than ever. This major tweaks and improvements also came with a bigger traction with users around the world, as we had to release this year an Inkspired version in Portuguese. But we saw also an expansion in stories being published in Spanish and surprisingly Russian, that make us feel cool and believe we are going in the right way. If your native language is outside of these, don't feel constrained, you can be the first to publish :)


We worked hard on the things you care the most: a better editor, a better reading experience, better notifications, a better way to comment, to review, to like stories and access the ones you are following, using your Pocket Library. We improved the system to add reviewers to your drafts, so you can improve with external feedback before releasing. We corrected a whole bunch of annoying bugs or bad UX along the way as well and added even more security layers so you can feel your stories are even safer with us (in every sense). We let you export your stories through embedding to different sites, and even let you save chapters for offline reading on our mobile apps.


We also just added a system that will let you apply for future promotions and make referrals to your friends to earn rewards, as a preparation to our big next project that will be coming soon on the 1st semester of next year. That's right, I'm talking about the Inkspired Writer. I won't be going into the details as they are already published on the product's page, but this, along with other technologies focused on publishing, is our main focus for what's next. We have big dreams, and we work hard, to totally change the publishing industry: always in favor of you, our writers and readers.


What you can expect from Inkspired the next year?

Well, that's a difficult question, since we started it has been a rollercoaster..., and at times unpredictable. Inkspired is changing and growing, but we believe we are heading in the right direction. You can expect us to keep caring about you, your stories, your experience in Inkspired. 


Our company will keep expanding to new horizons: physically and digitally as well. And apart of the Desktop App that will be coming fast next year, you will see Inkspired improve in other aspects, and release other technologies to make writing and publishing smarter, and help others to achieve this. We will do this by releasing some other small projects within the Inkspired Platform, but the mission remains: to make all independent publishing easier, smarter, more flexible and fair; and to deliver the best reading experience in any device to readers who are on-the-go.


Thanks again for all the time, love and support that you have put to Inkspired this last couple of years.


Happy holidays!


Galo

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