Frequently Asked Questions
What do I use Floatcard for?
Floatcard turns layered still images into an interesting parallax animation, so it is very effective if you are looking for a way to grab your audience’s attention when communicating with them. Our users have used Floatcard to:
Create unique and interesting content for their social media.
Promote their businesses with animated videos.
Embed attention-grabbing parallax animations as videos in their presentations.
Create opening sequences for their vlogs.
Make personal memories more memorable and immersive.
Connect with loved ones during special occasions like birthdays, Valentine's Day, with interactive e-cards.
Check out our Instagram page to see what you can create with Floatcard.
Do I need multiple images to create a Floatcard?
Floatcard is designed as a multi-layered parallax animation app, so indeed it requires multiple images in order to create a parallax effect. However, you can import the same image multiple times if you would like to extract the same image into multiple layers.
One huge benefit of using multiple images to create a Floatcard is that you have full creative freedom in your card design. Furthermore, if you are like me, who likes taking both selfies and landscape photos while you travel, now you can combine them into a single parallax art that feels realistic. The entire background is a real photo, not artificially filled in.
How do I import transparent PNG images?
It is best to import a transparent PNG image as a file from Files app. Although it's possible to import transparent PNGs from Photos, syncing them with iCloud may cause your transparent background to be rendered as solid white color instead.
If you do not see the option to import from Files, make sure to update Floatcard to the latest version.
Why sharing Floatcard files instead of videos or GIFs?
One of the most fundamental guiding principles I kept in mind when designing this app from the get-go is that the interactive experience is far superior to passive viewing of the parallax effect. That is why I advocate Floatcard file sharing for the fuller experience. It is true that it might seem strange, at first, to share Floatcard files, because no one around you is using the app. But if you think about any other custom files like .PSD, .SVG, .PPT, .DOC, etc, you could see that sharing these files at the very beginning where few programs support these might seem strange too.
However, right now, you can already share Floatcard files with your loved ones via Family Sharing, up to 6 family members (as of April 2019) with a single purchase. In my personal experience, sharing an interactive card with my friends and loved ones feels far more intimate and connecting than sharing its VDO and GIF counterpart.
You can also export Floatcard files for backup purposes.