I assume people are finding Vidrio via the App Store. I suspect there are people hitting that page and not quite understanding what the tool is for. The current two “screenshots” don’t do Vidrio much justice. Let’s improve them to make Vidrio look more professional, to explain what Vidrio is, and how to use it.
First, let’s look at some other apps’ screenshots. They aren’t literal screenshots! They use the space to explain the app in whatever visual way they see fit. They’re slides, not screenshots. This is great for Vidrio, because screenshots are pretty difficult.
I’m going for the Magnet approach: wireframes. Here’s the breakdown of slides:
In the Mac App Store, these screenshots are 800px wide by 500px tall. In the web preview, they are 657px wide. Weird. Let’s design for the 800px size.
On submission, here’s the spec:
- 72 dpi, RGB, flattened, no transparency
- High-quality JPEG or PNG image file format in the RGB color space
- 16:10 aspect ratio
- One of the following sizes:
- 1280 x 800 pixels
- 1440 x 900 pixels
- 2560 x 1600 pixels
- 2880 x 1800 pixels
These are all at 1.6 aspect ratio, like 800 * 500.
I’m using Inkscape, because I know Inkscape. The macOS support is crap, but I’ll suck it up.
Let’s create at 800*500, and upload at max raster resolution.
I’ll use SF Pro throughout, for that Mac look. Justified on the basis that these are mockups.
Examples of screen sharing apps:
I wrote this because I'm making Vidrio. I think I would be better served by better screenshots. This post is my own, and not associated with my employer.Jim. Friends. Vidrio.