Since our launch in late June of 3.0 we’ve been continuously looking at ways to improve Memory Box Stories based on user feedback and internal development plans. We are aiming to have releases out every fortnight that add new features, bug fixes and more to make sure Memory Box Stories is always up to date.
In version 3.1 we have focused on three new features: featured content, feedback and user search.
We now have the ability to update featured content at any time, this content is curated by the Memory Box team and will be accompanied by a short message about why we have chosen these stories. . The featured content highlights some of the best stories on Memory Box, we may even choose your story from our community to sit on the front screen of the app. Recent stories have now moved to the Discover page.
We have a great feedback system available via our website at www.memoryboxstories.com/support, this is entirely powered by an open source platform called User Voice. It allows you to provide feedback directly to us and for us to respond with our current state of development on any new features or bugs you find. We’ve extended this into the main app via the options screen on the profile tab. From here you can get help from our extensive knowledge base, contact us directly with a question or provide new feedback. We strongly encourage you to report any issues you find using this system and it’ll help us develop Memory Box Stories for the community.
Within the discover search screen you can now pick the option to search for users. This makes it really easy to find your friends and family. Simply start typing and search results will show, you can then select a user and see all of their public stories. We have no plans to make available any other information but your name, profile picture and stories shared with the community. It is extremely important to us that your story remains private and only available via your profile screen.
Finally, we have some smaller new features such as the ability to see your subscription end date on the store tab, seeing a location of the story on the iPad (coming soon to iPhone) and improved privacy settings that explain why we need access to the microphone and your camera roll and why we charge a small subscription fee to create over 20 stories (because we will never sell any of your data to third parties.)
We’ve also significantly improved a number of user interface aspects of the app such as pull to refresh on the discover screen, a better login, options and share screen as well as other minor tweaks and bug fixes.
We intend to improve Memory Box Stories rapidly and will be releasing 3.2 within the next few weeks with a new share screen, slideshow photo option and more.