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A Critical App Update

January 27, 2017 | By |

A new and improved version of LittleHoots is launching today. First and foremost, if your phone isn’t set to auto-update, take a second to do three important things before you upgrade:

Style and save any “drafts” you have.

Double check your Relationships

Make a note of your login ID

Step-by-step instructions for each are listed below.

So what’s so critical about this update? In short—due to circumstances completely out of our control— we found out the very foundation of the original LittleHoots app is vanishing. Completely.

We’ve got plenty of notice, so we’ve spent the last year (and change) completely focused on  rebuilding LittleHoots.  We had to start right back at square one, but we took the opportunity to re-imagine how we could help parents capture those precious everyday moments.

The “vision” we’ve had has always included more than the app you’ve come to know, and with this update, more of that vision has is now a reality.  We have more planned for the future, but for now, we’ll share the new features you’ll find:

  • Entirely rebuilt from the ground up! New Interface design, iPad support
  • Three new memory types: capture stories, upload photos or videos
  • The ability to edit memories (created with LittleHoots 2.0 and later) after they’re saved
  • A private network! Invite a spouse to contribute, or close family and friends to keep up with the kids
  • An in-app community feed for memories too-good-not-to-share
  • All new design packs with improved options for design customization
  • Photo filters for pictures uploaded to quotes, conversations or stories

 

We have more planned for the future, and as always, we love to hear your ideas too. (Just drop us an email)

Step-by-step instructions


Style and save any “drafts” you have.

Drafts are going away and you won’t be able to access them in the new version, so finish them up.

  1. Go to the main menu in the app (upper left corner).
  2. If the first icon has a little number by it, then tap it and style any memories you want to keep.
  3. If there’s no number by the “Drafts” icon, you’re good to go.
Double check your relationships.

In the new version, we’re separating adults from kids, but we don’t have enough information to automatically convert everything *perfectly* for you.

  1. Go to the main menu in the app (upper left corner).
  2. Open up settings, then “My People”.
  3. If a child appears in the “Others” section, temporarily change them to family relationship (a child, grandchild, or niece/nephew) even if they’re not one of those things. Once the new app comes out, you can change the relationship to what it really is.
Make a note of your login ID.

We get a LOT of emails that come down to forgotten user IDs and when you update to the new app, you’ll automatically get logged out.

  1. Go to the main menu in the app (upper left corner).
  2. Open up settings, then tap “me”.
  3. If your “Login Information” section is blank, it means you connected through Facebook. (Don’t bother adding an email address) If your email address is there, it means you manually created an account and that email address is your user ID.

Also know:

None of the design packs in the current app are compatible with the new app. Everything you’ve styled will be saved just like it is, but you won’t be able create new memories with them once we switch over.  We’ve got all new (free) design packs ready to go and we’ll be adding more every month. If you’ve purchased premium packs, we’ll automatically be giving you a credit to use towards packs in the future. (We expect to release new premium packs in March)