Layout for iPad (and a sneak peek at the iPhone version)
… and we’ve got promo codes!
There are a ton of multi-panel, diptych-style photo apps in the App Store. Most of them do the same thing — add photos to multiple panels within an image. Very few do it well or uniquely. It’s easy for a new one to get lost in the noise.
Layout is a new iPad-only, multi-panel frame app from Juicy Bits, the creators of the excellent Halftone/a> app (that you should check out as well). Layout is a very noteworthy addition the multi-panel style of app and does some pretty cool things that no other app in its class does.
Take a look at the video. If you have trouble viewing the video above, click here. Among the features that makes Layout unique are the cool swipe to add frames tool, a powerful adaptive radial menu, and drag and drop adjustable panel edges. Importing images from Facebook also automatically captions the image as well using the Facebook captions. The app uses the powerful image editing module from Aviary. There are 100 border patterns built into the app and they look consistently better than most other apps in this class.
Layout saves at 2048×2048 pixels – comparable to many other apps in this class. Higher resolution support is planned for a future update.
Also planned for the next update is Universal support, meaning this very cool multi-panel app is coming soon to iPhone soon as well. It should be submitted to Apple for review in a week or two. Here are is a sneak peek of the iPhone version:
The iPad version looks pretty nifty and the app should be a game-changer when it hits iPhone soon.
Right now, Layout is iPad-only and sells for $1.99. Requirements: Compatible with iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Layout Promo Codes Giveaway
I’ve got a few copies of Layout for iPad to give away today. To be eligible to win, simply enter the giveaway below. If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you can get additional chances for a promo code.
Cut-off time to enter is 11:59 PM Eastern Time, today, Friday, August 10, 2012. Winners will be determined by Random.org. One code per reader, please.
Winners will be notified by email, Facebook message or Twitter direct message — be sure to check your spam filter. If you enter, be sure your email info is correct or your code will go to someone else. For this giveaway, your email address is used for contest entry and for contacting the winning entrants only. We will not use or sell your email address for any other purpose.
(If you’re having trouble viewing the above widget on a mobile device, try viewing this page in landscape mode on your iPhone.)
Big thanks to Michael Swanson from Juicy Bits for providing the promo codes.