A Beautiful Mess 2.0 is now available in the iTunes store (iOS 7 highly recommended) and it should be available in Google Play for the first time ever later today! (insert dance party here) Both versions have all the classic features AND all the brand new upgrades! So without further ado, here's what the new app can do!COLLAGES: Looking through #abeautifulmess, we noticed so many of you were using collages in conjunction with the ABM app. So we thought, why not help you all skip a step? So when you launch the app, you now have the option to build a collage right there in the A Beautiful Mess app! Exciting, right? We set out to make the best experience for doing the things you actually want to do with your collages. It has all your go-to collage layouts plus a few cute, unexpected shapes for you to play with!CROP SIZES: Instagram may be everywhere, but it's not the only way you're sharing your photos! So we wanted our app to think beyond the square. So in addition to the traditional square crop, you now have the option to create 4×6 and 6×4 photos to print, post, share!The new crop sizes work with collages and borders too!
HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS: In the past, you may have noticed photos you created with A Beautiful Mess would reduce the resolution of the photo. Like Instagram, the app was reducing the image size to increase the speed of the app. And that was fine for photos you wanted to share on most social media, but what about printing or posting on your blog? So it was a big priority on this update to output a high resolution photo. And we're happy to report through some savvy backend development work, your photos are now outputting at printer- and blogger-friendly resolution (full resolution for iOS and 2048x2048px for Android users!) High fives!NEW COLORS: It was DEFINITELY time for some new colors, right? So we added over 20 new colors including my personal favorite: NEONS!!!
DOUBLE-TAP TO EDIT: The app had an undo/redo option, but what if you don't want to delete a doodle? Maybe you just want to scoot it over, change the color, or make it a little bigger. Well, now if you place a border, doodle, phrase or text, you can just double-tap it to edit or remove it. Simple as that!OPACITY: All borders, fonts, doodles, and phrases now have the option to change the opacity! This is helpful because you can use heavier elements in a lighter way. It's great for layering!NEW FONTS, BORDERS, AND DOODLES: We've added a few doodles and fonts that come with the update for free along with a couple new packs for you hardcore #abeautifulmess users! The new packs are Geometric Doodles, Geometric Borders, Crafty Doodles and Font Pack 2 which includes 19 new fonts!
NOTE ANDROID USERS: The app is still populating in the Google Play store, so it might not be searchable just yet. It should be within the next few hours. That's what Google is telling us.
Also, for the few of you who may have found a version of the app in Google Play this morning, there was a glitch in the store, and it temporarily put up a beta (read: not fully functioning) version of the app. The glitch has been resolved, so try finding it in Google play again and updating it.
If you're having device compatibility issues, please e-mail the Android support e-mail below with your exact device and carrier. There are so many carrier-specific Android devices that can slip through the cracks (e.g. AT&T HTC One is technically a different device than Verizon HTC One). And we'll get your device added hopefully within the week. We're adding more devices by the hour.
Android Support: firstname.lastname@example.org (.co, not .com)
iOS Support: email@example.com
Thank you so much for your support and encouragement! We can't wait to see what you do with the new app. Watching you guys get creative is by far our favorite part of the whole experience!! xo. Elsie, Emma and the ABM team