It’s been a while since we wrote a post about the internal structure of LayerVault. The last one was "No One Said Scaling Was Easy," in February of 2012. We were hilariously young then, and the company was just Allan and me. Since then, we’ve grown to 10 strong. Ryan and John have brought even more maturity and knowledge to our core services.
I wrote a comprehensive follow-up post for how we’ve tackled some of the scaling issues at LayerVault this year. Hope this is helpful for a few folks.
We’re excited to tell you about Feedback Threads, a highly requested update that we just rolled out.
As design work evolves, feedback grows. Having conversations becomes more difficult as the number of comments increases. Feedback Threads group related comments into a single thread that’s easy to follow.
Check out our sweet threads.
Yesterday we announced that Presentations created with Delivery are now fully integrated into LayerVault. They’re a fantastic way to display design work in a clutter-free way.
Presentations have always been about your branding, not ours. Today, we’re excited to offer custom domain name support. You can now send work to clients and colleagues with a custom URL that looks like http://delivery.andrevv.com/wt2xvest.
Oh man, look at that smiling browser.
Today, we’re releasing Dropbox Sync for LayerVault.
For the first time ever, you can now work out of Dropbox and get all of the magic of LayerVault. Every file. Every save.
Simply connect your Dropbox account to your organization and we’ll track every change you make.
Excited to announce Dropbox support today. All the magic of LayerVault, right in your Dropbox.
Today, we’re pleased to announce the LayerVault API.
With the LayerVault API, you can build fully-functional applications on top of LayerVault. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been upgrading our client application, Delivery, Designer News, and more to include integration with our own API. Now you can, too.
We’re also publicly announcing the release of our API this week, although it was hinted at in last week’s Enterprise release. Happy building!
Our famous Visual Timeline is the most popular feature of LayerVault. It allows designers to rewind a design back to its first save, revert to old Saves, and explore new concepts without fear of losing old work.
Each time a designer saves work, we add a point to his Timeline. Over and over we heard that the Timeline is too noisy. It’s common to have hundreds of Saves over the life of a design. Today, we released an iteration on the Timeline that reduces the noise and improves the experience.
Featuring some filthy animations from Andrew.
Today, we’re pleased to announce LayerVault Enterprise.
LayerVault Enterprise is a fully-functional, on-premise version of LayerVault that runs on your company network. Nothing about the product is watered down: you still get our tears-of-joy-inducing version control and everything that goes with it. It has been two years in the making.
The entire team has been hard at work on our Enterprise product, and it’s every bit as amazing as our online product. Check it out.
Next Wednesday, November 6 at 12pm EST, we will be opening up registration for Designer News.
Designer News is still less than a year old, but it’s grown up fast. We’re now seeing more people than ever requesting invites. To let more people contribute, we’ve decided to open up registration to our little side project.
We’re opening registration to our little side project next week. Hope to see you there!