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Tool for Generating App Store Screenshots

TLDR

I decided to write a Mac app for generating App Store screenshots. Sign up here.

Motivation

Each time you build a game or finish working on a feature you have to go though the tedious task of generating screenshots to promote it. Screenshots are a key ingredient to attracting new users in the App Store. The screenshots need to reflect key features of your app. If you are interested in ASO you should be constantly tweaking your screenshots in order to find the right message to attract new users.

However

Generating screenshots takes a lot of time and the current tools that can help you are expensive. The broad range of devices supported by iOS and iPad OS require repetitive work to get everything right. When Apple changes requirements or introduces new devices, you have to update your existing work flow. If you want to change the CTA on one of your screenshots you need to change it in several places. These are some of the reasons many developers ignore creating great screenshots or updating them regularly.

What I want

I want a simple tool to help me create App Store screenshots. The tool must be able to export all the resolutions supported by the App Store by cropping automatically. I want to be able to make manual adjustments to cropping where needed. I want to be able to add artifacts and text to all screenshots at once. I want to use custom colors to make my screenshots unique.

MVP

  • Export all supported resolutions required by the App Store for iPhone
  • Export all supported resolutions required by the App Store for iPad
  • Manually override cropping where needed
  • Add text
  • Add artifacts
  • Use custom colors
  • Save and load project

Timeline

I plan to build this tool in the next 3 months, starting on March 1st and releasing it on June 1st, just in time for WWDC.

How much will it cost

I want to find the right price for such a tool that will make it affordable to users and sustainable to develop and maintain. The tool will offer some form of free trial or a subset of features for free.
The full version price will match comparable tools, without abusing the usual developer workflow behaviour. I believe most developers update their apps several times per year, which means the tool price will be optimised for long term use.

Goals

  • Using the free version should be smooth without constant push to update to premium
  • Premium should be affordable for long term use
  • Ending a subscription (if I decide to use a subscription model) should be smooth and non destructive, allowing saving / export of existing project, color scheme and artifacts

I want it

If you are interested in this project and want to receive updates and be notified you when the tool is ready, sign up here.

I can’t wait

What key feature am I missing from the MVP list? How much would you pay for the tool? How often would you like to hear about the progress?
Comment bellow and tell a friend about the tool.

Get Ready for the Summer

June is here and we are looking forward to a productive summer that will bring more improvements in our games, new puzzle packs and, most likely, new games to enjoy while you survive the heat wave. We were pleased to see that Jigsaw Puzzle Nature has been very well received by our fans. We’ve sent out the Dew puzzle packs to 5 of our players who downloaded and reviewed the game in the Microsoft Store. It looks like we have a lot of nature lovers among our players, so we plan to continue the Giveaway Newsletter campaign from Jigsaw Puzzle Nature this month too.

Now let’s look at the changes we have been working on this month, and what new surprises you should be looking forward to in the coming month.

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3 Changes for Enhanced Learning in Knowledge Quiz

We are glad to see that Knowledge Quiz started to gain momentum since we have made all the packs free this year. You have now the opportunity to choose from a variety of topics, spreading from geography, literature to traffic signs and entertainment, and answer a 7 questions’ set in each round as you move on to more difficult levels. In the new version of Knowledge Quiz, we have extended the number of topics and looked at ways to help you improve your learning as you play. Here are the changes that you are going to see in the new version of Knowledge Quiz:

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3 Changes That Make Hexa Word Search More Enjoyable

Lately, we have been working to improve the game play experience in Hexa Word Search. We came up with 3 ways to make it easier for you to search for words on the board and get a better view of the words you have already discovered. Here’s everything you need to know about Hexa Word Search latest version:

1. New Colors for Solved Words

Hexa Word Search Highlight Words in Different Colors
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5 Secrets to Win More Crowns

Do you enjoy our games so much that you would like to gain access to more puzzles, and also get a good deal out of it? Then you’ll be interested to learn a few tricks of how to do that by using crowns. In this article, you’ll find out a few ways to earn crowns that you can use to unlock more puzzle packs for free.

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New Puzzle Game and More Free Puzzles

We have lots of surprises for you this month! We’ve just launched a new puzzle game: Jigsaw Puzzle Nature, a game that will help you reconnect with nature and enjoy its soothing effects. Moreover, you can now enjoy more free puzzle packs in all our games, as well as new puzzle packs to complete your puzzle library in Jigsaw Puzzle Frenzy and Jigsaw Journey. Finally, as a subscriber to our Monthly Newsletter, you will get a chance to win a puzzle pack from our newest game: Jigsaw Puzzle Nature.

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Introducing Jigsaw Puzzle Nature

We are happy to invite you to try out our new puzzle game: Jigsaw Puzzle Nature. The game is for everyone who enjoys nature and looks for new ways to relax. Sit back and discover the amazing landscapes of mountains, golden deserts, spectacular sunsets, lush forests and much more in a collection of 600+ puzzles.

Jigsaw Puzzle Nature Free Jigsaw Puzzles

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