Posts Tagged ‘app’

Lenka: A Minimalist B&W iOS Camera App that Won’t Even Let You Take Selfies

Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 9.55.05 AM

Characterizing a black and white camera app as ‘minimal’ feels a bit like characterizing an elephant as ‘big’… or a coffee shop in Williamsburg as ‘hipster.’ Of course it’s minimal, it only shoots black and white! But one look at the new iOS app Lenka and you’ll realize why we used that term. Read more…

Free, Beautifully Designed App Notifies You when Golden Hour is About to Start

_D3_0472

The team behind the photo narrative platform Exposure just released a brilliant little app called Golden Hour.

Bringing their philosophy of doing one thing well to iOS, Golden Hour is an extremely minimal, beautifully designed app that alerts photographers when the most sought-after time of day is upon them. Read more…

OKDOTHIS Leaps Into 2.0 With Updated UI, Better Discovery Features and More

OKDOTHIS_3

Last November, photographer Jeremy Cowart revealed OKDOTHIS, a two-and-a-half year collaboration between himself and the development team at Aloompa to create an app that inspired creatives to be… well… more creative.

And now, in the name of continuing to keep the creative community on their toes, OKDOTHIS has announced a 2.0 revamp of what is essentially its entire platform. The app, website and overall structure of the platform is much more streamlined now, featuring a more unified and easy-to-use design across the board. Read more…

The Picquest Mobile App is Like Uber, Only Instead of a Ride You Find a Photographer

Following in the footsteps of the crowd-sourced transit app Uber and others like it, a new iOS and Android app called Picquest is bringing the same sort of on-demand location-based service to potential photography clients. Read more…

Facebook Snapchat Competitor ‘Slingshot’ Appears then Disappears from App Store

Slingshot

Known for its clever combination of selfies, text and scribbles, the self-destructing messaging platform Snapchat has become a hit. So, it’s no surprise that social media giant Facebook is interested in taking a bite out of the ephemeral messaging market.

The company has even gone so far as to reportedly offer $3 billion for Snapchat at one point. But, rather than continuing to try and buy out Snapchat, Facebook has now decided to create its own competitor, an app that existed only as a rumor until yesterday. Read more…

GoPro’s iOS App Gets a Visual Update with Sleeker, Minimal UI

_D3_0348

Almost a year to date after iOS 7 was announced and released to developers, GoPro has finally given its GoPro iOS app a visual makeover, ditching the clunky, old design that the app has sported for quite some time. Read more…

Here, Look: An iOS App for Creating Quick, Disposable Photo Albums to Show Friends

lookhere

There are those dreaded moments in everyone’s life when you hand your phone over to someone to show them a collection of images you’ve saved or captured on your phone, only to have them continue swiping well past what you intended them to, possibly wandering into dangerous territory.

This, however, could become an issue of the past thanks to a new iOS app called Here, Look. Read more…

Google Updates Camera App with Aspect Ratios, Still Capture During Video & More

GoogleCameraAppScreenshots

In a continuing efforts to give its users the best photography experience possible, Google yesterday gave its Camera app a substantial update. The update touts a few new features including a timer, updated panorama modes, still capture during video and more. Read more…

Adidas Will Soon Let You Print Instagram Pics on Your Sneakers

adidas1

In news that will either make you smile, sigh or shake your head, Adidas has announced plans to one-up Nike’s PHOTOiD program by letting you print your Instagram photos directly on your shoes because… well… we’re not sure why. Read more…

Interactive Web App Makes Sure You Never Forget a Photoshop or Lightroom Shortcut

Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 12.47.49 PM

When it comes to getting the most out your post-processing applications, you really want to know your shortcuts. The problem is, there’s so many within each program that it’s impossible to remember them all.

Of course, you can purchase keyboard overlays to give you a visual queue, but many shortcuts change from version to version, making the $10–40 piece of silicon useless in a year, not to mention the fact that many shortcuts change when combined with the “shift” or “ctrl” keys.

Well forget all that, because a gentleman by the name of Waldo Bronchart is here to save the day with a brilliant web application called the ‘Application Shortcut Mapper.’ Meant to be “a visual shortcuts explorer for popular applications,” this resource is a goldmine for photographers, as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are two of the first three apps implemented into the resource. Read more…