Possibly the ‘most popular mobile photography app in the world’ Camera+ has possibly just undone all the good. Customers appear to be uninstalling Camera+ from their devices at a rate of knots. Why, you may well ask. Has the new update broken something? Filled iOS devices with bugs? Well, it appears not, but reports are flying in that the editorial that accompanied the update has set some customers aflame (not just in the Halloween sense).
Taptaptap the developers of Camera+ according to the reports via their Twitter feed have played this one too controversially and naturally it hasn’t gone down well.
‘Ridiculous update notes from @taptaptap Camera+ today. Deleted. Said Christine Chan via Twitter. Ben Ho via the same medium had this to say ‘@taptaptap I totally lost all my respect for you after reading your release notes’. Matt Farmer went on to say ‘@taptaptap and now I know what app I’m deleting off my phone’ and so it goes on – what did they say? Seems their success has gone a little to their head. Makes me recall a conversation I had with an Editor of a camera magazine I worked on when promoted to Technical Editor, I was incredibly excited and proud, he said to me and I’ve held these words close for many years ‘keep those feet on the ground Joanne, once they start to rise, you’ve lost it’. Wise words.
We’ve attached a copy of the release notes below, let us know your thoughts…
Update Notes Below
‘So the jury’s in… based on all the feedback from our last update, you nice guys & gals made it loud and clear that you really appreciate that we continuously update Camera+ AND that we don’t try to nickel-and-dime you in the process. There’ve been the cries of, “devs gotta eat!” by a small handful, but we’re more of the mindset that some devs can stand to shed a few pounds (we’re no stranger to the allure of the Baconator ourselves, so we can empathize).
We’re very hard at work on Camera+ 5, which will have some really awesome things in it and will be a totally free update for you… but today we have a very nice, minor update that fixes some problems that some of you are having, especially if you have an iPhone 4S.
We also fixed a few sharing issues including one where the “Open In…” feature wouldn’t always work properly. And we added a bunch of options for what you can do with the links you get after you share photos.
In this update we took a little time put more spit-shine on some of the details that we missed during the big rush to get the iOS7ified version of Camera+ out in time for the iOS 7 launch. Our excuse for missing these things the first time around is that our eyes had been recovering from being blinded by all the bright, candy colors in iOS 7′.