#ABeautifulMess App Updates!

#ABeautifulMess App UpdatesIt's impossible to put into words how incredibly thankful we are for the amazing response to our app release this past month! It's truly been a game changer for our little biz, and we've had so much fun following along with the #abeautifulmess hashtag and seeing everyone's creations. As a token of our appreciation, today we released an update that includes thirty new pieces of artwork (borders, doodles and phrases) and sixteen new fonts for the text section! Everyone who has the app will get all of these items as a "thank you!" from us when you download the update.A Beautiful Mess App UpdateA few notes/FAQs:

*Please note that the update has one small, but confusing, hiccup. If you have added any of the in-app purchase packs they may have a tag on them that says "new"—making it look like we're including it with the new elements that come with the base purchase. This was a simple mistake that our developers missed, but all it means is that the "new" flag is on some items it shouldn't be. We're not giving away what you've already spent money on or trying to make the update look bigger than it was. There are 46 brand new things in every single updated app. So sorry for the confusion. We were pretty bummed when we saw the mistake, since the whole point of this update was to show our gratitude! The hardest part of being an app owner (vs. blogging) is dealing with problems beyond our immediate control, so we appreciate your understanding! For now, please ignore the "new" flag and enjoy all the new bonus stuff!! 🙂

*A Beautiful Mess for Android will launch later this summer/early fall. We will update you when we have an exact launch date! (We can't wait!!!) 

*The back/undo button is in progress, but it takes a little more sophisticated programming. So it's not quite ready yet.

*If you have any technical questions about the app, please e-mail our support team- contact@rocketmobile.co

We can never say thank you enough… but thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We're so happy to be living this dream. xoxo. Elsie

  • I just switched over to Android from my iPhone 5 and the worst part is not having #abeautufulmess! 🙁 I’m dying to have my fave app again, I hope its sooner rather then later that I get to enjoy the app on my phone

  • Natalie,
    Hey! “A Beautiful Mess Plus” is a fake app (it doesn’t work and it has nothing to do with our app) It’s a scam and they are using our artwork to rip off people! We have reported it. Here’s more info- https://abeautifulmess.com/2013/07/we-are-not-affiliated-with-a-beautiful-mess-plus.html

    Be sure to buy “A Beautiful Mess” by Red Velvet Art LLC, that’s us!

  • So, looking at the app store, what is the difference between the regular “ABM” app and the “ABM Plus”? 🙂

  • This is probably a dumb question, but if you have this app and use it to add to your iphone photos, will it work for printing photos? thanks!

  • Just another person excited for the Android version! Love your blog. x

  • Love this app. Please create more. More women should be in the software development biz.

  • can’t wait for the android option – I’d download it on my boyfriends iphone but I don’t think his smashed screen will appreciate the app fully!


  • Super looking forward to the app on android, Elsie and Emma! Do you happen to know if it’ll work on Kindle Fire?


  • It is us who should be saying thank-you!!! Thank-you for being the wonderful creative ladies you are! You inspire us everyday to be better more powerful and creative women.

    Thank-you for all of your hard work and dedication!!!


  • I am SO excite you are making a android app! I was so bummed when you came out with your app and it was only for iphones, I totally understand the time and processes are complex. Now i’m so excited to hear that, thanks guys for including android users too!

  • Is it weird to get excited for the success of someone you don’t know personally? Whatever! So excited and happy for your team. I LOVE the app and the updates are great. XOXO

  • I am in love with your app. And every time I use it – whether it’s on my blog or simply posted to Facebook or something – people freak out and want to know how it did it. Thanks – it’s really cool 🙂

  • Best. App. Ever. It would be so cute to see like a favorite of the week from you guys!


  • Love the new update! Everything is just so cute in your app and I use it constantly for instagramming and other fun projects. However, I would love if the borders could be resized by zooming in or out with two fingers, like the doodles can be resized. Often I want the borders to focus on something specific in my pictures, but since I can’t resize them to focus more specifically, I don’t use them often. Just a thought! Overall, love the app and love your work on the blog. Thanks!

  • Hope it is available for Android soon! Love using it on my hubby’s iPhone!

  • Absolutely adore the additional font choices!! Thanks for continuing to make this app great (and so fun!)

  • totally addicted to your app!!!
    can i ask PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE that you add some MORE FONT COLORS on the next update
    thank you so much!

  • I was so excited when i bought the app and now i LOVE it even more with these new additions. thanks!

  • Yay! I’ve been using the app since you all released it, love it 🙂 Heading to update

  • I loved the app when you first released it – the new doodles and fonts are just icing on the cake!

  • your apps is my favorite! seriously, i love it! 😉

  • Hi, I’ve downloaded your app and I love it. The only thing I miss and wish for in future updates is an addition to your fonts. I’m from Sweden and here we have three letters that you guys don’t have in your alphabet, Å å, Ä ä and Ö ö. If you were able to add those letters to your font the app would be perfect.

  • Love the new additions!
    Will there ever be an option to change the opaqueness of the borders, doodles, etc? Just wondering!

  • Love the app, looking forward to the update! Great work girls! 🙂 xx


  • Just got the app, so pumped to use it! You guys are amazing.


  • Oh fun! love the updates and the app! Thanks ladies, can’t wait to test it out 🙂

  • Thank you gals so much for the new stuff! I didn’t think twice about the “new” tag because you guys were so generous to give something for FREE anyway! Love the app and blog ladies. Thanks for sharing. You rock.

  • I lov your app. I don’t use it all the time but it’s the cutest I know 🙂

  • Jennifer – Love and Respect,

    We did NOT giveaway any of the in app purchases. The issue is that the “new” banner appears on all the in app purchases that you have previously made. This was a mistake and obviously very confusing looking so we can see why you thought that. But I assure you that we did not give them away, we would never charge you for something and then give it away later. I agree that would be a terrible business practice. This problem is the banners are appearing where they should not. Thank you for reading this and for purchasing our app. We appreciate you!

  • yay, im gonna update mine right now, the app is amazing, i have so much fun with it, love it xxxxx

  • YEAH! I am really looking forward to the android launch I have been mega jealous.

    Take Care

  • Thank you so much for all the freebies in the update. What an awesome thank you from you all.

  • I cant wait to ipload it! Keep up the amazing work!
    Its so inspiring to watch you love your work

  • Once again…I’m in love!!
    Thank you so much for the hard work you put into this app, it’s fantastic and I have so much fun with it!
    Can’t wait for the next updates to come!

  • wow, your app looks wonderful! x
    give away over at my blog! :: Definitely Screaming

  • Biggest congrats again to you guys. You’re a couple of seriously inspirational businesswomen!

    Maria xx

  • I, like everyone else here, love the app and all the new stuff!!! Thanks so much! <3

  • awww love your app so much,don`t want to miss it anymore! looking forward to get the new fonts, love the tribal ones!

  • I’m LOVING the update. Thanks so much for doing this and for creating something so pretty. I personally love the meddon font and so am glad that you included this one! Yay ABM! 🙂

  • Its my fave app and you girls should be proud of it, it’s simply adorable!

  • Thank you for the extra elements you’ve included! I love this app, and it’s so fun going through all of the elements to choose something fun to use, even if I don’t share all of my photos. I’m downloading the update now 🙂

  • I am loving this update! Thank you soooooooo much!


  • Love the App but hate the fact that all the in App purchases that I have made is now given for free to everyone. I would like a refund!!! This is not the way to treat your paying users who has supported you and made the App what it is buy monitary contribution. BIG NO-NO! This will come back and bite you, mark my words.

  • omg! i love the new update! loving the new frames!


  • can’t wait til it comes out for Android! It looks beautiful!

  • I LOVE your app!! Thank you for the freebies 🙂


  • Kyaaatt! I was so happy after updating my beautifullmess apps!! Thank you so much for those free fonts, doodles, borders and phrases! Can’t wait to use it 🙂

  • Hi, I’m from Brazil, and I Looooove the update! You’re very cutes girls!
    kisses from Brazil!

  • The update is awesome, but I was definitely bummed seeing the new tag on some fonts and borders I had already purchased. Phew! Thanks for clearing that up.

  • This app is already one of my favourites. I’m looking forward to documenting my upcoming vacation with it!

  • Hopefully, windows phone gets this app, too. Love your blog! 🙂

  • Having so much fun with this app….thanks for even more creative options! xox!

  • L-O-V-E the update! I can (and do) spend forever playing on this little app. Amazing job ladies!! 🙂

  • Thank you for all of the explanation! And thanks for creating a beautiful app that is so much fun to play with and create with! Congrats!

  • Congrats ladies! I cannot wait for the android release!

    Juliette Laura

  • Lovely! I love your app 🙂



  • CHICKYTHING- Yes, after you download an app the first time the updates are free. 🙂

  • Loving the cute new fonts!! I’m looking forward to getting my beautiful mess iPhone cover now 🙂

    Lulu xx


  • Love love love the app!! So much so that Im planning on showcasing it on my blog, where I post about new apps every so often! Thank you!!

    Dana Ivy

  • Love this app! It’s amazing 🙂

    Carina xx

  • Love the APP I use it constantly and am asked quite alot on Instagram and from friends “what APP are you using to get your pics like this?” – especially from Designers…

    I figured it was just a temporary glitch and I continue to enjoy the app everyday!

  • I’m SO excited for it to hit the android market – thanks for making that happen!!! ox

  • Looks great! You guys are doing a great job! Little question I was wondering about, will it be possible too to combine the photos with the backgrounds in the future? To make your own little scrapbook I mean? xx


  • Updated last night!!
    Thanks for such an amazing app 🙂

    The Patch Diaries

  • THE BEST! As if I wasn’t already obsessed enough with this app!


  • Your spirit of generosity is something that really stands out with you two- so wonderful. Thank you for your consistent positivity and loveliness:)

  • Just used it today and love it!! Seriously the update is awesome and thank you so much. Made my day 🙂

  • I can’t wait till it’s available on Android! Looking forward to it!


  • Can’t wait for it to be released for Android!!! I want to use this app so bad! LOL

  • Love using this app! Just downloaded the update and now I’m ready to go snap some things to try it out! 🙂


  • Yay, so looking forward to getting this for Android…….have seen others using it and it looks brilliant. well done guys, you rock!



  • I started using the app quite a lot recently, I just love it! It makes your photos just a little more unique. Really excited about this update.


  • this has to be my fav app of all time guys!


  • Yay, looking forward to getting the Android download! I just released my own app for my shop and blog!:) Check it out:

    Cathy x

  • Glad you clarified the “hiccup”–I had immediately noticed that one of my fave borders I’d JUST purchased seemed to now be included in the base purchase. Had that sinking feeling akin to buying a cute pair of shoes and seeing them the next wk for 75% off! Love all the tribal designs (keep them coming!) and looking forward to more doodles. XO!

  • Thanks for this post! I just did some in-app purchases a few days ago and then did the update and it totally looked like all the ones i JUST paid for were free. I was a little choked but was okay because I am happy to support you ladies since I read your blog daily.

    Anyways! Now I know, I am even happier with the app!

    THANKS 🙂

  • ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ I’m so happy with this app..!!! I’m using all days ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • Loving the update a lot! Thanks for creating such a fun app. You definitely noticed a gap in the market 😉
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • Already updated and already love it even more! x


  • SO excited for the android release to happen – I love seeing the pictures on instagram & can’t wait to get my hands on the app to create stuff myself!

  • Thanks for the explanation of the erroneous “new” tags on the in-app purchases. I had a moment of “Dangit, what the…?” last night since I’d just downloaded the app & 2 extra packs this weekend, but I quickly got over it since I spent less than $3 for the lot, not my life savings or next month’s rent. 🙂

    The free additions are a great supplement to a very fun app – thank you!

  • Addicted to this app, ladies! Thank you for the fun new updates! 🙂

  • I can’t wait for the Android version so I can join in the fun 🙂

  • I know you girls mentioned it a while back – any news on when we’re going to get higher resolution than 640×640?

  • I’d love to see an option to adjust transparency in the next update, thoughts?

  • I cannot update it because I have no WLAN here…have to go to Starbucks in Oslo one day to fix this, they have free WLAN. But thank you! Love your app!

  • Thank you for the updates! I can’t wait to check them out! Btw, I love your blog and your new app! You two are awesome!!

  • I love the app SO much. it is so much fun and I just love playing around with it. Need to check out the update for sure!


  • So enlightening to see all the behind the scenes stuff that goes into app-making! Thanks for sharing ladies…I’ve gotta go download that update now!

  • I looove the updates. I figured that “new” ribbon on everything was just a glitch. People sure do get upset, though!

  • I absolutely love the app! I could play with it all day 🙂 your blog (and Instagram photos!) always inspire me to keep on creating! Thanks for all you girls do 🙂

  • Hi! I have no idea how to send a regular question other than to comment on a post, so while I’ve already upgraded and love the new designs, I have a totally unrelated question.
    I know (think) that neither of you are pregnant or have any kids, but you guys are associated with a lot of people who do, aaand I think it would be really awesome if you guys started a portion of your blog or a sister blog that is all about DIY babies, pregnancies, and kids…yes I am pregnant and I would love inspiration on baby clothing, baby room decor and all the other fun stuff that involve having kids (like making yummy healthy recipes or even baby food?!)
    So that’s my request, I know its a big one, but I just thing you guys would do an excellent job!

    🙂 Marie

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