SMAPP has been out for less than a month and we already have a big update out! we’re committed to continually improving SMAPP so we’ve taken all the feedback from SMAPP users and made it even better and more accessible for filmmakers everywhere. if you haven’t downloaded SMAPP yet, then head straight over to the app store and download it.
to those who have supported us by purchasing SMAPP during its launch, we have made a few changes that will affect you directly so please read through this blog post thoroughly.
SMAPP is now free to all users.
although we need to support the continued development of our app, we believe the tools and resources currently available on SMAPP are highly valuable to filmmakers and we want to get it into as many hands as possible. now, we wish we could just reimburse the cost of SMAPP to all the current paid users. unfortunately, Apple does not give us a way to find out who has purchased our app and quickly issue a reimbursement. but if you forward us a copy of the receipt for purchasing SMAPP, we will gladly issue you a reimbursement for SMAPP via Paypal.
tutorial prices have been adjusted.
we’ve already discussed how and why our tutorials are priced the way they are on our blog but we also want to make them accessible to as many filmmakers as possible; and that is reflected in the price reductions.
longer tutorials have been removed.
many users have voiced that these longer and more complex tutorials are better suited for viewing on TVs and other devices with larger screens so we have decided to take them off of SMAPP for iPhone.
now don’t worry, many of you have already purchased these discontinued tutorials and we have a way to give you access to the same tutorials on other platforms. just find the iTunes receipt for your tutorial purchase of $39.99 or more, forward it to SMAPP@stillmotion.ca, and we’ll email you shortly with the details.
Get Creative is now free!
although we want SMAPP to be a sustainable project, we also believe in the power of collaboration and sharing ideas to push the filmmaking community forward. by opening up Get Creative to all users, we’re encouraging all filmmakers to submit to us their creative tips and we’ll update SMAPP regularly with the best tips.
if you’ve purchased a Get Creative pack in the past, please send us an email with your iTunes receipt verifying the purchase and we’ll reimburse your purchase via Paypal.
Shot List and Gear Up! are now paid in-app purchases.
we have a ton of exciting features planned for SMAPP and now that we’ve made our app free to all users, we need a way to support its continued development. we are building a powerful platform for collaboration with essential filmmaking tools, cloud sharing support, and versions for both iPad and Android. your in-app purchases will ensure continued development of SMAPP and support a growing community of filmmakers.
unfortunately, there is no way for us to make Shot List and Gear Up! free to current users of SMAPP. when you update your copy of SMAPP to version 1.2, you will be asked to purchase these tools for $0.99 each. for SMAPP 1.1 users, just send us an email with your original iTunes receipt from purchasing SMAPP and we will issue a reimbursement of $2.99 to you via Paypal.
and one more thing…
a brand spanking new Gear Bag!
we sat down one morning, tore apart the Gear Bag on SMAPP, and created a much more valuable resource for filmmakers. instead of just reading about specific filmmaking gear, we’ve recreated filmmaking kits that we actively use in the field to share how they’re used for certain shoots.
head to the Apple app store now, download SMAPP, and give it a whirl! have any questions or feedback? email us directly at SMAPP@stillmotion.ca.