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Annual Subscriptions Launched

We've wrapped up our next update.

In response to user feedback, we are pleased to announce the launch of Annual Subscriptions which give an amazing 2 months of free website hosting (12 months for the price of 10). This is a fantastic deal that makes your website even easier and simpler to manage.

For more information on Annual Subscriptions, visit our Pricing page. To create your Annual Subscription, login to Simpl today.

As always, Simpl app remains a completely free download and app updates are also 100% free. Download the latest version of our popular website builder app today.

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Scheduled Maintenance

On Thu 21st May 2015, Simpl will perform scheduled maintenance work on its servers. Please note that some functions of the app may be affected, and websites may also be unavailable during this time. While work is ongoing, updates will be made on Facebook and Twitter.

Simpl will make best efforts to minimise the disruption. We appreciate your patience and apologise for any inconvenience.

Sincerely
The Simpl Team

We've Wrapped Up Our Next Update

We've wrapped up our next update.

Simpl's next update has been sent to Apple for approval.

Changes To Simpl's Terms Of Service

On Thu 21st May 2015 we will be updating the Terms of Service for all users of Simpl. The changes are relatively minor and will include the addition of references to our iPhone app, as well as making some prohibited uses of Simpl websites clearer. A link to the new full Terms of Service will appear on this blog post shortly.

UPDATE (19th May 2015): The new Terms of Service are now available here

The use of Simpl app, the cloud restore service, and the website hosting service on or after 21st May 2015 will constitute agreement to the amended Terms of Service. Users and customers who do not wish to agree to the new terms should discontinue use of the app. We hope our updated terms will be of benefit to all our users.

Sincerely
The Simpl Team

Changes To Simpl's Pricing

From Wed 20th May 2015 we are making changes and improvements to pricing, to better support our customers. We are excited to let you know about these changes and how you can benefit.

Simpl has always been a free download on the App Store. So first off, we are pleased to confirm that Simpl app and its updates will remain free of charge.

1. Monthly Subscriptions Frozen

For existing users, we are delighted to announce that we are freezing the monthly hosting subscription at $4.99. This is the same price we have held since Simpl launched. We are doing this to say a huge “thank you” for your phenomenal support. But the good news doesn’t stop there…

2. NEW Annual Subscriptions — Get Two Months Free!

Many of you have asked to pay yearly. So we are happy to announce a new annual subscription of only $49.00 for existing users, giving you two months free. This lowers the monthly cost to just $4.08. We think this is a really sweet deal and we hope you agree!

3. New Starting Price — Two Months Free With Annual Subscription

After 20th May 2015, our starting price will rise to $7.99 monthly, or $79.00 annually with two months free. The app now delivers YouTube video integration, PayPal shop and mobile-ready themes on both iPhone and iPad, and the new price reflects these great features. New customers will save money with the annual subscription, giving two months of free website hosting, which lowers the monthly cost to just $6.58. It’s a very affordable deal for home business users.

Subscribe Now To Get The Old Price!

Everyone who has created a Simpl username on or before Wed 20th May 2015 will automatically be offered the old monthly and annual subscriptions when they login. To create a Simpl username, you must download the app AND publish your website for the first time by 20th May 2015. You will then be able to login with that username and purchase your subscription at the lower rate. Usernames created after this date will not qualify for the old pricing.

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We are excited to announce these pricing options for the benefit of all users. Remember, you can subscribe now to get the old pricing, but prices for new usernames will rise after Wed 20th May 2015.

Best wishes
The Simpl Team

Open for Business! Simpl Adds Easy To Use Shop Feature

Open for Business - New Shop Feature Added

For those of you who already have a home business you can now sell your products and services through our Simpl shop feature. With Paypal integration, this enables you on the app to sell your things online on your website!

Just update your Simpl app and you'll be able to access it straight away.

Stay tuned on our Facebook page for more information and updates!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the Simpl Team. Don't send us a card... instead Add a Review for Simpl today on the App Store, that will do :)

Simpl Hits 100K
App Downloads

Simpl & iOS 8

Fantastic news! Simpl has achieved an amazing milestone, hitting 100,000 downloads on the App Store. As you can imagine, we are delighted with this, but truthfully we couldn't have done it without you. So, a massive thank you to our vibrant and growing community of users for helping us to get this far.

New to Simpl? Get the free app today!

New & Improved Support website

Simpl today launched a new and improved Support website featuring an easy search mechanism, expanded questions, and simpler answers. Powered by Zendesk, the market leader in online customer support, Simpl's new support website makes it even faster and easier for customers to receive assistance.

Simpl: Optimised
for iOS 8

Simpl & iOS 8

We are pleased to announce that Simpl is now optimised for iOS 8. This update fixes a number of bugs resulting from the release of Apple's latest software. It took our incredible developers just 16 days to turn this around after iOS 8 shipped.

As usual, it's a free update on the App Store.

Simpl: Now on iPhone

Simpl, now on iPhone

Since our last update we have been developing our iPhone app and are proud to announce its launch to you. Now you can build and manage your website with just your phone.

“...build and manage your website
with just your phone.”

The new iPhone app has exactly the same features as the iPad app. It also works in sync with the iPad app, so you can start on one device and finish on another.

Try Simpl for iPhone today!

App Localisation In French, German & Spanish

Simpl is now on the App Store in French, German and Spanish, as well as English. While we have been global from the start with users ranging from Austria to Australia, Sweden to South Africa, and USA to UAE, we have always wanted to bring our award-winning app and support to as many people, in as many languages, as possible. This takes time and effort, and we are delighted to announce this first step in our app localisation.

Simpl Pitches Royal Palace, Wins 'Greatest Commercial Potential' Award

Pitch @ Palace

Jon Harris, founder of Simpl, gave a 3 minute pitch at St James's Palace in front of HRH The Duke of York and over 300 investors and business leaders. In a live audience vote, Simpl was awarded joint first place for 'Greatest Commercial Potential', second for 'Best Pitch' and joint third for 'Most Disruptive Idea'.

Commenting on the award, Jon Harris said, 'It's incredible for Simpl to win an award for commercial potential as voted for by investors, but we're not surprised. The market for radically simple website creation is huge and mobile internet growth is explosive. Simpl addresses a very real pain point for ordinary people who want a website - and that includes many of the investors who voted for us.'

In Stage 1, Simpl won through out of over 50+ startups that applied to Google Campus in London. At Stage 2, Simpl was chosen as a finalist out of 36 startups shortlisted from a dozen different networks. The final Pitch@Palace event, during which #pitchatpalace was trending on Twitter in the UK, was on 2nd April.

Simpl was profiled as a startup finalist in the Daily Telegraph on the day of the event, and featured as an award winner on 4th April.

Simpl selected for Pitch@Palace

Pitch @ Palace

Simpl has been selected as one of just 12 startup finalists for an event at St James's Palace, London, hosted by the HRH The Duke of York. Each startup will pitch in front of around 250 investors, business angels and CEOs. Pitch@Palace takes place on 2nd April.

Simpl was selected out of more than 50 startups that applied via Google Campus, and out of a further 36 that won through to a 'bootcamp' selection day earlier this week.

Simpl selected for Collision, Las Vegas

Collision Conference, Las Vegas

Simpl has been selected in the first batch of startups for a prestigious tech conference in Las Vegas, as both an attendee and a startup exhibitor.

Collision will connect tech industry leaders and investors with a select group of early stage startups, and is produced by the same team behind incredibly successful conferences F.ounders and The Summit, with the latter being described by Forbes as "The new hot ticket on the tech conference scene".

Naturally we are delighted to have been selected! We're looking forward to learning lots, meeting some great people and being amazingly inspired.

Introducing:
Cloud Restore

Cloud Restore: Your website's silver lining.

Last week, Simpl 2.1 took a bow, introducing stunning new website themes. We're thrilled by the response so far.

What we didn't mention is another great new feature: 'Cloud Restore'. This protects your creative efforts by storing website content in the cloud and keeping things in sync. So, if the worst happens and your iPad is lost or stolen, you can log back into the app on any iPad and continue right where you left off. It just works and is pretty amazing! Also with Cloud Restore teams can now manage a website from more than one iPad.

To use Cloud Restore, you'll need Simpl 2.1 and your website must be republished with that version of the app or above.

Themes for everyone – and every screen

Beautiful, responsive website themes with personality, in a range of colours, fonts, textures and backgrounds

Simpl 2.1 has gone live in the App Store! This awesome release brings stunningly beautiful new themes with incredible new theme variations. Every new theme is a smart theme, meaning it intelligently adapts to different screen sizes.

Catch it while it's hot or learn more on our Website Themes page.

We've wrapped up our next update

We've wrapped up our next update.

Simpl's next update has been sent to Apple for approval.


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