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App Creation #12 – App Inspiration – Camera+


Carrying a phone with you when you are out and about has become as natural as getting dressed in a morning. Popping a camera in your pocket isn’t as instinctual though, however the vast majority of phones now feature this facility in varying degrees of quality.

Camera+ uses the existing hardware of, in this case an Apple iPhone, increasing the capabilities of the actual software, surpassing that of the standard method of capturing images by offering additional features and functionality.

Snap to it

There are two sections to this app, one area of course that handles the actual capturing of the images and another for any alterations you wish to undertake to your precious photographs.

You can also import images from your phone’s internal memory, so even your older content will benefit.

Drastic Cuts

Cropping removes the outer parts of an image, allowing you to focus on the subject matter rather than the surrounding area.

Living on the Edge

Borders can help define an era you are aiming for by offering a Polaroid-like frame. From a simple white border to a vignette, Camera+ offers a lot of options all within a single app.

A selection of effects can also be applied to your photographs – adding colour enhancements or indeed total colour removal if you prefer the black & white look.

iTunes App Store Link: Camera+

App Creation Series

There are literally hundreds of thousands of applications and games available to download using the digital marketplace. These range from basic clocks to fully fledged 3D gaming experiences rivalling even the leading portable devices that usually only specialise in this field.

Your challenge is competing with this vast library of already impressive offerings which, although a daunting prospect to the fledgling traveller, can be navigated successfully with the right ideas and implementation. Whether you want to create an income generator or simply desire recognition for your efforts, this book will aim to show you the path and inspire your imagination to overflow with possibilities.

Allow me to guide you through the wilderness and raise your chances of realising your development dreams by detailing different routes with this light hearted tour of the Apps terrain. Featuring a myriad of exciting and surprising examples, you can glean important suggestions for your own creation.

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Written by James Woodcock

James Woodcock is a Freelance Journalist specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.

Experience in classic game music MIDI enhancement. DVD and HD Video capture, editing, scripting and creation. Podcasting, Internet Radio DJ and Musician.

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