We are happy to finally announce the release of Pixo Themes, which are available from quite some time (as beta). These are pre-defined colors & styles which you can include with just a single line in your Pixo instances. Take a quick preview:
Together with the Default theme (the one that you are familiar pretty well with) there are also lighter and darker versions (Light and Dark).
There is a WordPress-style theme, suitable if you integrate Pixo in a WordPress site (BTW you may also check the Pixo WordPress plugin).
And yes, there are the iOS and Android themes, which make Pixo look more like native app!
How to use them
theme:'iOS', // Can be anything from the above, e.g. "WordPress", "Light", "Dark", "Android"
iOS and Android are Premium themes and are not available in the FREE package.
We just released another most-wanted feature (thanks to your votes). This is the custom user stickers. Your users are now able to insert stickers (or technically any image) from their local device or from URL. See it in action:
It is almost the end of the year. As usual, we added some Christmas-mood stickers to our stock collection, for your users. If you do not want them – you can remove them. Check the filterStickers API in the Documentation.
Save up to 70%* on all packages
It’s Christmas! And to do some good, we added discounts to all pre-paid packages. Check our Pricing section for more information.
Thank you for using Pixo! We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a happy New year!
* Discounts apply to all purchases made until Dec 31, 2019. Discounts apply to recurring payments for one year after the first payment. After that regular prices will be applied.
We all know how important it is to have a fast web these days. The usual bottleneck for slower websites and apps is the uncompressed images. Starting off today, Pixo offers great image compression to all exported images as a premium feature. With the help of TinyPNG, one of the best image compression services, you will have compressed images to the max without any visual quality loss.
Image compression is disabled by default. The reason is simple: compressing images takes time and results in slower image export. To enable it add the following configuration to your Pixo instances:
JPEG vs PNG
JPEG is proven as a very good image format resulting in high quality images with lowest possible kilobytes. But it has one major drawback – JPEG does not support transparency; PNG does – at the cost of too many kilobytes, or even megabytes.
Pixo has a great algorithm for detecting the best output format for the exported images in terms of higher quality and lower filesize. Unless you explicitly specify the desired image format of the output, this algorithm comes in action by default and chooses the best image format (JPEG or PNG) for the output image based on transparency, number of colors, gradients, and more.
Let us help you speed up the web!
With Pixo Premium you do not need to care more about image compression anymore!
A few months ago we improved Pixo’s response time with smart routing. This optimizes routes across the network to deliver responses to your users more quickly, reliably, and securely. As a result, we got average speed improvement with almost 20%. You can see that yourself on our status page.
Speaking of status, you can observe Pixo’s status 24/7 on