Category Archives: App Updates

Connect with friends globally!

The wait is over!

Our engineering team from the heart of Ho Chi Minh City has been working incredibly hard in the last three months to rebuild the collaboration functions of Whiteboard. It was countless amount of time, efforts, and many fights in the discussions – but the end of the day, our ultimate goal is to build the best collaborative products for our users.

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Whiteboard Lite: Collaborative Drawing hit the App Store today and offer the Internet Collaboration feature for all of our Whiteboard users

We also update our Whiteboard to the new flat UI design.

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Let’s start connecting with friends and family today!

From Saigon with love - by @thuymuoi

 

Introducing: The Whiteboard Account

The wait is almost over! (almost)

The newest update of Whiteboard Lite version 4.1 is coming to App Store today. We’re introducing new Whiteboard accounts to enable you to select a custom username, which will display instead of your device name. Also, we’ve added the Whiteboard Gallery, where you can share your creations!

This is just the beginning…

The most wanted feature of Whiteboard: Internet Collaboration is under development. We have over 1,000 people signed up to beta test the new app by sharing their Whiteboard stories with us.

We built the new Internet Collaboration platform to be faster, better, and more elegant than ever, enabling up to 25 devices to connect in real-time.

Frequently Asked Questions

I already used Internet Collaboration in the past. Do I need to sign up for an Account again?

Yes. The New Whiteboard Account is different from the old “Greengar Accounts”. We’ve made the sign up process very easy on both the iPhone and iPad.

Can I start using Internet Collaboration today with Whiteboard Lite?

In Whiteboard Lite v4.1, the new Whiteboard Account enables users to display a custom username instead of their device name. Also, it enables users to upload to Whiteboard Gallery. The Internet Collaboration feature is being beta tested, and will be available to all Whiteboard users in less than two months.

Why do I need to sign up for a Whiteboard Account today?

Your Whiteboard username is similar to a Google or Facebook username: you definitely want to secure your username early. Furthermore, you’ll get early access to the New Whiteboard as we roll it out to about half a million users.

Contact us with any other questions or feedback!

Visit Whiteboard Gallery to see the awesome drawings created by our beloved Whiteboard users.

Lastly: enjoy this introduction video! I hope you like it as much as we do :)

A Peaceful Evening in Mountain View

- thuymuoi

New in Whiteboard: iCloud support and more

I’m excited to share some news about what we’ve been working on at Greengar.

Since the introduction of the first iPad on March 12, 2010, Whiteboard on iOS has had a phenomenal few years. Whiteboard is among the top collaboration applications on the iOS App Store, and we’ve received more feedback and requests from users on iPad than any other device. Many users love Whiteboard, and are using it in many industries, including education, fashion design, communication, PR/advertising, psychology, and more. Here’s what they’re saying:

Fer800 (★★★★★): Excellent application where you can show creative work and develop your drawing skills, presenting pictures full color, I use this application to release stress and tension of the working day, I highly recommended it.

Spectacular concrete (★★★★★): I always carry a pen. I always have a phone on me too!!! Thus i use my phone. People see black and white easier fir some reason. This app has allowed me to show people where I figuratively want to put things for there yard. Also a great way to keep notes for later. I think there could be a couple of changes. With everything I do. Thus app is perfect to show a quick idea of what could be!!!! Creative “up-sellers” know what I speak of. This app can help out everyone in the biz:-) (no one calls it that)

Ali go (★★★★★): Although school is important I always look forward to drawing with my friends during class. It’s like texting but instead you don’t get caught because it’s on your iPad. This is my addiction:)

Tate Skinner (Good Back-Up in Classroom ★★★★★): I mainly use Note Taker HD on the iPad with a ceiling projector when teaching. But, I do use this app when my teacher’s aide needs my iPad. And I often collaborate with students who have this app on their iPhone.

Ballparkjosh (Me and my 4 yo love it ★★★★★): Don’t let the people who get confused by a revolving door get you down on this one. It’s a great app for drawing and just having fun on your I pad. If you have a stylus it makes this app about a million times better. Your not gonna be drawing fine art on it but it gets the job done for what it was intended. My daughter just loves the fact she gets to draw all over my I pad without getting yelled at. Besides that it keeps her art off my walls.

Whiteboard on iPad has been one of the Top 50 Productivity apps since its release:

 

At WWDC 2011, Steve Jobs announced iCloud. Today, we’re thrilled to bring iCloud integration to Whiteboard, with version 3.2.1. We’ve submitted this update to Apple, including these awesome features:

  • iCloud Integration: Open & save drawings to iCloud, access them on any device (iOS or Mac), and continue drawing your awesome artwork.
  • Deep Facebook Integration: Open & save photos from any album on Facebook.
  • Better Text Tool & Layers for iPad, better performance on iPad with Retina display.
  • Upload to & visit Whiteboard Gallery right from any Whiteboard app, via the Settings view.
  • Crop photos to fit your screen’s aspect ratio before editing: no more stretched photos!

While waiting for the version 3.2.1 update, check out our new Whiteboard Gallery to see some awesome artwork created by our beloved Whiteboard users.

 

Thuy & iCloud at WWDC 2011 – in remembrance of Steve

 

There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen. - Jim Lovell

 

Posted by Thuy Muoi @thuymuoi, Vice President, Greengar
Ho Chi Minh City, late lonesome working night

Color ID – a Greengar story

Engineers create and build great products that make life better.

When I was in college, my most joyful moments were when my code worked, and my programs ran smoothly. College life is only four years, but engineering is a career for life.

After graduating from USC, Elliot and I decided to continue developing fun, simple, and useful apps for mobile platforms. Unlike college, in the real world we don’t have professors giving us problems to solve. We have to really figure out the problems we want to solve for the people around us.

We created an app called Color Identifier. Although it doesn’t reach millions of people like some other Greengar apps, I’m the most proud of this app. The app originates from the SS12: Code for a Cause event at USC. SS12 is a Hackathon to develop software for disabled people. Elliot Lee, the Founder of Greengar, attended that event in the role of Mentor. Leveraging the open source code developed at the event, he developed it into the most useful color identifier app on iOS.

In September 2010, Color ID gained world-wide attention for being an interesting and helpful application for color blind and visually-impaired people. Austin Seraphin’s blog post about his experience with Color ID collected 257 comments and 111 trackbacks.

Today, we are thrilled to release a new update for Color ID. The new release is fully optimized for the iPad. This update has taken a while, so we’re glad that it’s finally available.

Currently, I’m looking into new technologies to synthesize speech so that the app can be available in more languages. If you’re an engineer interested in contributing to this app, please contact me.

Color ID is also available for Android on Google Play.

Color ID is now beautiful on iPad.

Download it on the App Store now!

 

Posted by Thuy Muoi @thuymuoi, VP of Human Resources
Ho Chi Minh City, rainy late night, September 6th, 2012