Article Archive for April 2011
I’m not sure why this happens. I just know that I’ve been seeing more of it recently. I’ll download the new update of an app that worked great before. And then when I try to open it… CRASH!
If this sounds familiar, here are a few steps you can take before you fire off that 1-star App Store review.
I really like Cameramatic. Itâ€™s a retro-style square format app that’s often overshadowed by other, more high-profile apps, but it’s got a great set of filters as well as great in-app customizability that allows you to create your own filters. Cool! The new 1.2.3 update was just released. Although it’s a 1.x.x update, it’s more than just a maintenance or bug fix update. It has new filters and features.
I have to admit, when Hipstamatic first arrived in the App Store, I regularly checked a particular camera store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to see if one of those mythical cameras would ever turn up in their graveyard. It’s Mike Crivello’s in Shorewood, by the way. Of course, we know that was a fruitless endeavor. My preview HipstaCase 100 arrived in the mail yesterday and it’s the closest we’ll get to shooting with a physical Hipsatmatic.
After ten months, the iPhone is finally available in white starting today. Both the GSM and CDMA models are available. In the U.S., the device is now available in Apple Stores, AT&T stores, Verizon stores and online. Pricing is $299 for a 32GB model and $199 for a 16GB iPhone, plus a 2-year service contract. Pricing is the same for either black or white models.
And I don’t mean that in a positive light. At this point, I just want them to stop trying to fix LomoLomo or Leme Camera and let the damned thing fade away. I really didn’t want to talk about the app any longer, but this is a story that keeps on giving…. LomoLomo Pro has finally been “updated”. It’s now Leme Camera-Easter Version. Stay away. Learn to live with the annoying “You have 1 app to update badge”. Or just finally delete the app and move on.
Here’s a cool link that’s full of geek and bound to make your brain hurt. A post on EOSHD from last year talks about next generation mobile phone camera lenses by Sony and Omnivision, the current manufacturer of the iPhone’s cameras. With all of the recent talk about who will be manufacturing the camera in the “iPhone 5″, I thought it would be a good time to trot this post out again.
The app formerly known as LomoLomo has been renamed. Again. After a brief stint as LemeLeme HD, the app is now called Leme Camera. This week, anyway. All cameras and lenses in Leme Camera are now free, which is bound to make some users happy, but will hack others off.
Instagram were so impressed by the turnout for the first Worldwide InstaMeet that they wanted to get another one together as soon as they could. The next meetup will be on Saturday, 7 May,2011.
I was part of the Dallas, Texas InstaMeet. It was cool to see what everyone “saw” when we were shooting the same subject. I encourage all Instagrammers to get together with others in their hometown for a photowalk.
There’s slow but steady progress in Instagram-land. As we anxiously await the release of the long-promised Android version of the app bringing with it hordes of new Instagrammers to share with (more importantly, hordes of new Android users to show off our iPhone photo apps to), it’s easy to overlook some of the cool stuff that Instagram have released in the past few months.
After a brief hiatus from the App Store, the iPhone version of Dropico is back and updated to version 2.0.1. The new update cryptically says only “Bug fixes”. I suspect one or two of those bugs were what caused the app to go away for a while.
Dropico is a social photo app for iOS and Android devices. It connects to just about every social photo network you would use except Instagram. It’s improved a lot since version 1.0, but I still found a few bugs in this version.
I love shopping the Photojojo store. Just about everything in there is designed to make camera geeks go “Want!”. This week, my latest want is their new 8x Telephoto Lens. Announced back in February, it finally ships Friday, April 29 (iPhone 3G/3GS version ships a little later), but they are accepting pre-orders for the lens now.
Here are this weekâ€™s selections for Faved On Flickr. These images were selected from the excellent iPhone photography submitted to Life In LoFiâ€™s Flickr group. Over the past week, iPhoneographers from around the globe once again shared excellent street photography, portraits, abstracts, concept pieces, and found moments. These are a small fraction of those excellent images.