We know you’re antsy for the Android version of the app to be released into Google Play. Believe me, we are too.
We are super grateful to all our Beta testers for being so awesome and making sure we didn’t release a broken app! Sadly, beta testing for the Android build didn’t go very well. There were a number of show-stopping issues that needed to be worked out before release and then, Android’s OS was updated, throwing another wrench in our Android plans.
Like we mentioned in a few of our updates, Android is difficult to develop for because it’s so fragmented. What does this mean? In simple terms, iPhone only has about 8 different devices to develop and design for, making it faster and easier to build. Android has over 4,000 devices to take into account, which as you can imagine, makes it incredibly difficult to develop. Instagram raised $7 million dollars and was on iOS for years before their Android app was released.
When we began on Kickstarter, we honestly thought we could get the Android app in a timely manner and we are really, truly sorry that you’ve had to wait this long. We still have our Android app in the works, for the future. But releasing a quality app that works takes a lot of time and resources so we will update you all when the status of Android changes.
The good news is there are ways to cash in on your NailSnaps rewards NOW and get NailSnaps into your well deserved hands. You have two options as of right now and for the immediate future:
Find an iFriend - use a friend’s Apple device to create, share, and purchase your custom mani on the free iOS NailSnaps app! Your account will be saved (even if your friend deletes the app), so when Android does come out, you will have an account with your saved designs.
Shop-Ready Made NailSnaps - We have a number of gorgeous prefabricated designs that you can order from our online shop. This includes adorable designs from YouTube star Olga Kay, illustrator Vivian Shih, and Never Liked it Anyway’s (the eBay for breakups) Loveme collection, perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other time you want to give yourself some love!
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Finally, a big shoutout to Jessica Richard, for giving us ideas on how to better communicate with all of you amazing backers, the ones who helped NailSnaps get started in the first place.
Angel + Sarah