(image made by Pippit user, courtney shelton. thanks for sharing, courtney!)
josh, joy, and i, are so excited to release the newest version of Pippit today! before i share what we’ve been up to the past several weeks since our initial launch, i just want to say thank you! thank you so so much to everyone for your support, excitement and encouragement this summer as we have shared this new iPhone app with you! because of you, we had a successful debut of Pippit when we launched in june as Pippit was named the #1 paid lifestyle app and the #2 paid app for all categories its first week out!
since Pippit’s debut, we’ve been collecting feedback and evaluating what works and what doesn’t work within the app. your feedback has been so helpful (please keep it coming!) as we’ve been working to improve the current app and plan and prep for future versions.
this newest version fixes a number of kinks and bugs that began to appear on different accounts once a lot of data was coming through the app. we’ve also worked hard on enhancing its performance, so your experience within the app will be really improved. the biggest update comes from your feedback, which is making the app free so our current users have the chance to discover and explore even more great content and others will try it out. while we initially believed people preferred a small, transparent fee upfront for an ad-free app instead of a free app that would eventually need revenue in some other form to support itself down the road, we’ve heard from many of you that we should go this route.
if you’d like to read more about Pippit, you can check out www.pippit.co for a quick video and other info. we’re incredibly thankful for our initial users and their support, as the proceeds from our initial launch go 100% towards maintaining the app to pay for its costs like the servers and other fees. but, if you paid for Pippit initially and feel the need for a refund in light of the free version, please email [email protected].
if you missed Pippit’s initial debut, below are a few screenshot images i pulled from the Pippit app on my phone to share why i love and find Pippit so useful…
as a blogger who uses social media during my day, i love that i can connect my rss feed into Pippit and my blog posts are automatically shared within the app (see top image on left!) i also love that i can interact more easily with friends and followers by having direct comment threads within each video or photo or blog post that i share (see top image on right.)
in addition to that, i like how Pippit allows me to share more information within each photo or video “pip.” i can add little blurbs of info into “dots” on my pictures, and even link directly to a particular item if i’d like (see top image on right where i link directly to E’s swimsuit.) you don’t have to fill a dot with a link though. you can fill it with a second caption, or a recipe or DIY tip or honestly anything you’d like! and you can add up to 5 different dots in each pip. so it’s a great way to share more, and a great way to access more information as well, on the other end!the above image is a screenshot of several comments pulled from my instagram account where i shared the same image and caption as above. i’m sharing this screenshot of the comments from instagram just to show the types of questions i often get when sharing a photo on social media. Pippit allows me to insert this information right into the photo, like i did in the photo above, making the photo more helpful for those viewing it. the image on the right is a screenshot of my Pippit feed.
this is such a new world we’ve delved into the past couple years with creating and executing this app! it’s definitely been a learning experience as the three of us aren’t the tech-iest people on the planet, but we believe in Pippit and what it brings to the social media table and hope you are enjoying it as much as we are! there’s still so much we want to do to improve and grow Pippit in the future. we hope you’ll join us on this exciting journey!