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| Apr 18, 2014
When Cricut began the process of reinventing its software experience, we had an important choice to make. Should we develop a desktop-based solution? Or should we build a new, cloud-based experience that would allow users to design from anywhere in the world before cutting with their Cricut?
We chose to host the all-new Cricut Design Space in the cloud, and here’s why:
- Cricut Design Space provides us the speed and agility to respond to feedback and new requests from our passionate consumers. A cloud-based deployment of new software updates allows us to take over the customer’s burden of software installation, integration, and storage planning. We can deliver new experiences quickly and efficiently. This means that every time you visit Cricut Design Space the latest version is simply there for you! No new CD to buy! A cloud-based system ensures that Cricut Design Space stays modern and up-to-date with our consumer’s demands.
- Our consumers strongly value their content. They want easy access to their content from multiple devices, including mobile-friendly devices such as a laptop, tablet, smart phone or any other mobile innovation that might exist in the future. Security is actually increased when using cloud solutions. Cricut believes in and enforces strict data security standards to keep all of our consumer’s entitlements in a safe place where they are accessible at any time, from any device. No more worrying about lost laptops and lost entitlements. Natural disasters, property damage, or loss from theft don’t affect your investment with digital copies on Cricut’s servers. The cloud protects your Cricut purchases and, most importantly, what you create with them. Additionally, you can access your files from any device using the internet. This means you can show your niece, on her laptop, the original file you used to create her the perfect birthday card.
- The revolutionary pay-as-you-go subscription-based cloud implementation of Cricut Design Space requires a low initial investment and it provides an “easy-out” if our consumers find themselves desiring another option for Cricut content delivery. Think of it like the Netflix for cutting files: you immediately have new content delivered for your use and enjoyment.
To use a cloud-based system, you must download active web-based browser plugins. These plugins need to be updated in order to access exciting new features as well as to allow the software to communicate with your physical machine. While the software will always be improving without you needing to do anything, we will occasionally prompt you to update the plugin. Thankfully, plugin updates are super easy! That is the best benefit we could think of for our valued Cricut consumers.
For these reasons and others, a cloud-based solution is the right choice for Cricut Design Space users. Creativity doesn’t wait! With the cloud, you can feel free to be as creative as you want with any image you need. With all of your Cricut files at your fingertips, with everything accessible in one place, you’ll never need to look through multiple handbooks or rely on a specific computer again. This is the creative freedom offered by Cricut Design Space!