You may have missed the launch of Microsoft's Sprightly back in February. The app is aimed at small businesses and allows them to create promotional materials without the need for expensive software.
Sprightly can create catalogs, flyers, price lists and more, and doesn't require much design expertise to use. Now, the app has become more powerful with the addition of video support and other improvements.
In addition to video support, the Microsoft Garage team has added some Minor improvements to image functionality. Full changelog below:
- “An exciting new Video intent is shipping with Sprightly. Create a video magazine and share in seconds
- Pinch and Rotate your images
- Add great image filters”
The video functionality means that organizations can now create digital content that is more engaging and has a higher retention rate. The application now has a “Video Magazine” section with two different templates available.
However, the feature may not work exactly as you would expect. Rather than allowing users to add their own video, it instead supports up to ten images. These images are then displayed with smooth transitions in a video format. Background music is also provided to create a multi-sensory experience.
You can change the text throughout, as well as add pricing information. Other than that, there isn't much room for customization, though that's kind of the point.
The other template also comes with different background music, which adds a bit more variety. Additionally, you can add a watermark to the video to avoid people ripping the content and using it as their own, and have the option to remove the music entirely.
The update should be available to everyone via the usual method. If you haven't yet tried the app, its free to download from the Google Play Store.