2020 has undoubtedly taken us by surprise in more than one way. With everyone dealing with the radically unexpected situation posed by COVID-19 and as a result the economic pressure, it has forced each one of us to adapt to new ways of doing business.
Our team has been rather occupied dealing with what 2020 has brought and thus our silence from publishing blog posts.
We have made the necessary changes, so we can keeping working as hard as possible and keep business as usual, delivering projects for our customers.
Adversity brings ingenuity! There have been some rather exciting changes at Anomaly and we can’t wait to share them with you. To showcase where we are headed next, we are in the process of refreshing our brand and web site.
We wish to thank all of our customers for their support during this time.
Please note that during this time the best way to get in touch with us is via email.
Beyond The Orphanage (BTO) is a charity that works with in-country partners in Nepal and Kenya to rescue trafficked and at-risk children. They don’t believe in institutionalised care, their focus is on giving a child a family. Their unique care model ensures that every child has a loving and stable home, food, clothing, education and healthcare. They care for them until they are adults in our dedicated family homes, and also support children in kindred and foster care. BTO was established 12 years ago by pilot Geoff Hucker. In the past decade they have supported over 1000 children.
As a Stripe expert service partner our team has been working with one of Geoff’s other ventures Work for Impact (more on this in the coming months). I got speaking with Geoff regarding our efforts to raise money for charities who work with children via donating large portion of it’s revenue. It sparked the idea of an official partnership between BTO and Monstapals.
Today I am extremely proud to announce officially partnering with BTO where we will donate a third of all proceeds (not profit) to support the wonderful work they do. We believe this is a unique approach to fundraise as the product involves no physical manufacturing and provides the user a product they can enjoy.
All you have to is purchase a copy on any popular desktop and mobile platform. Both our teams would be greatful if you can help spread the news around.
In June 2019, Figma announced that support for third party plugins was around the corner. Anomaly has been collaborating with the team at Dip on a number of efforts, with Figma being our design platform of choice.
Ideas for plugins emerge all the time as we collaborate using Figma. So far we have been jotting them down as something we want to visit as we get time. We recently decided to actively put time aside and pursue a number of these concepts as side projects.
As a result we are proud to introduce our first plugin for the Figma universe. Based on Dip’s workflow habits of creating an Archive page to keep copies of old frames and content, we built Archiver - a plugin that does just that.
Select whatever you want to archive and Archiver will:
Make a copy of the Frame, layer, etc
Modify the title and time stamp it
Provide thoughtful prompts on the Figma interface to inform you of the archival status
Ability to keep a copy toggle between clone or move frames
Integration with the user API to mark who Archived the Frame
Auto arrange the Archive page so things look neater
Archiver is the first of the many ambitious plugins we have planned. We intend to keep the momentum going and publish various workflow enriching plugins and products this year.