Guys, we’ve taken a new step into the unknown. An evolution of The Toy Chronicle is here. We have only gone and designed a new Mobile App for all your TTC enjoyment! Yup, that’s right. You can now download the TTC App on to your smart phone. Woooo. This is something that we’ve been thinking about for a while, and finally decided to take the plunge! Please take the plunge with us and download the new app. Details below…
The new TTC Mobile App is still in its infancy. We have started the app fairly basic so that we can grow it over time. As more people download & use the TTC Mobile App, we’ll be able to build something that will revolutionise the Designer Toy scene. We have so many cool ideas buzzing around our head, we’ll find the time & money to implement them over the course of the coming weeks/months.
There are, however, some already cool features within the first version of the app that we think you will like. Take a read…
One of the added benefits of using the TTC Mobile App is the Push Notifications. When ever a new post is published on The Toy Chronicle, you’ll instantly find out about it. You won’t have to search on Facebook or Twitter for new posts, it’ll be right there in your hand! For those that only want to receive certain notifications, we got you covered too. You can select which categories you’d like to receive in the Settings. So if you only wish to receive News, just select the News notification. We are looking at ways to improve this functionality, and if you have any suggestions please feel free to email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to listen.
We have a nifty, easy to use, Favourites within the app. For each post, there is a wee little star at the top. If you hit this star the app will remember that this is one of your favourite posts. You can then view all your Favourites in the Menu, so if you see a post you would like to remember for future use, hit that star!
When you’re using the TTC Mobile App and you’re enjoying reading one of many daily posts, you can swipe left & right within the post to visit the next store. A quick swipe of the thumb and you’ll be enjoying another news story in milliseconds. Make those visits to the toilet really count. You’re living the TTC dream, mate. Swipe swipe!
Perhaps you’d like to take a closer look at all the images in our posts. Afterall that’s why we are all here, right? To see the beautiful pieces of art. Now you can easily see ALL the images within a post at a click of a thumb! When you’re in the post, click on an image. It’ll take you through to the Image Library, where you can easily scroll through the images within that particular post.
Things to consider:
1. We have included adverts at the bottom of each page. The app, unfortunately, has running costs associated with it so we decided to add a small Google Ad to the app to help cover those costs. We thought long & hard about keeping the app free to download, and perhaps we’ll have an Ad-free app in the future. Hopefully, you’ll find these adverts non-intrusive as you’ll be too focused on all the GLORIOUS Designer Toy news in your hand.
2. You may find weird little nuances within the app. Such as when you first download the app and you go into the main menu (click on the three little lines at the top left-hand corner), if you select one of the categories you will need to pull down to refresh the page so that the blog posts appear under that category. This is something we are looking to fix, and it should only happen the first time you open the app. Please bear with us as we work on fixing any bugs that are found in the first few weeks.
3. If you do download the TTC Mobile App and find it useful, PLEASE PLEASE go back to the App Store/Google Play and leave a Ratings & Review for us. This will only help us grow and get new followers. It will be very much appreciated.
Please let us know what you think of the new app in the comments or on social media! We’d love to hear what you think! xx