an update to this. Devs seem very responsive.. received the following:
"Will there be a 'free' solution forever?" -
Yes, there will be always a free version, with some limitations such is current 2 minutes voice limit.
"How long are animations retained for and can I delete them once uploaded?" -
I cannot answer exactly now. We're still collecting information to make a decission about a method of monetization.
Currrently we do not delete sketches, but as the amount will grow on server, we will delete the oldest ones.
There will be probably some possibility to buy a premium account, so your sketches will remain on server as long as you're a premium user.
But this is just idea. We should first get enough information to see how users use Clarisketch and which business model can best fit to users needs.
Currently you cannot delete uploaded sketches, because there is no relation between sketch and author. It's anonymous, the sketch doesn't hold any info about an author.
I'm preparing a next version with possibility to login to Clarisketch by using google account. With the login will be possible to manage all your uploaded sketches on server, delete them, rename etc.
So the sketches will hold an author id.
"If I delete them on my phone are they deleted from your servers?" -
As I wrote in previous answer, currently not, because there is not relation to author. If you wish to delete a sketch, just send us a link and we'll remove the sketch.
I know that it's not ideal, but I'm working hard on solution, described in my previous answer. We're just on the beginning...
"Would we have an option to download the content generated for retention on our own servers?" -
Maybe this can be possible as well, if you login to server, there can be a possibility to download .clask files, for backup purposes etc.
"Would be nice if zooming was also included in the animations." -
Yes, I have a long tasklist of future features. The zoom animation is one of them. But I have to balance it well. I do not want to overengineer it, so Clarisketch will become a big, too complex software. I'd like to keep it simple and easy to use.
The clarisketch file is not a video, it's actually a small data file containing a vector data + sound + pictures. So I've a lot of possiblilties how to present the data during playing back, for example zoom automatically to smaller area during playing back on smaller devices etc.