Categories
Android Apps iOS Apps News Windows Apps

EyeEm – Photo Filter Camera – Updated

Share

As Media Partners to EyeEm’s Photo HackDay we previously received the Press Kit relating to their new up and coming update to their Photo Filter Camera app but were sworn to secrecy. Finally the update has hit the App Store and we can reveal all.

This update is a complete redesign of its iOS and Android applications, bringing both up to version 3.0. The third iteration of the popular photography app contains a raft of new features and optimizations, focussing on new routes to discovery of relevant pictures from around the world.

There are many things we like about this app but perhaps the most important element is how the developers push into other platforms. This app is available on the iOS, Android and Windows platforms. This is so important, mobile photography is just that and the more people that can access it and enjoy the better. By ensuring that their app is accessible across the wide spectrum of platforms also ensures worldwide inclusion. You can share images with friends who may not have the same device/platform as you within the app. As much as we love Apple, it must be remembered that the leading platform is Android and it’s getting better all the time. With the latest reiteration of Nokia’s new Windows handsets this week, this is another area that EyeEm is keen to conquer.

You can read more about this update below. You can download this app from the relevant app stores, to you, below. This app is free across all platforms.

iOS/download
Android/download
Windows/download

 

media_1347003230202.png

 

EyeEm’s reengineered navigation interface re-imagines the app’s focus on discovery of pictures from other users, to offer an all-round faster, slicker and more relevant photo experience than ever before. The keystone feature is an all new ‘Discover’ feed, available on the start screen, which actively learns users’ tastes based on the pictures they take. The app’s internal algorithm will actively push photos to the Discover feed, based on user location (such as interesting places or events nearby, places previously visited), on activity (what kind of topical albums users have contributed to) and by other topics that are trending worldwide. In addition to the location and topic tagged pictures that have become the hallmark of EyeEm’s offering, this newest iteration of the app also adds maps to show exactly where images have been taken.

 

New Features

media_1347003254557.png

 

  • Completely redesigned interface – ever present side-mounted menu makes navigation easier than ever
  • New Discover feed pushes recommended pictures based on location, topic and trends
  • Incorporation of maps for each photo taken
  • Locations now have a ‘profile’ each, to collate images together in the same fashion as user profiles
  • Incorporation of EyeEm blog – stay up to date with news and challenges
  • Speed and memory use upgrades across the board – much faster navigation and uploads, which are now resumable if connection is lost
media_1347003268225.png

 

“The New EyeEm is the most significant step so far in realizing our vision of what is possible through smartphone photography; to offer people alternative, relevant images of the world around them, sorted and tailored to their interests and lifestyle,” commented EyeEm CEO Florian Meißner. “We feel our focus on discovery of content outside of users’ traditional social graph offers something genuinely unique in this space, and we’re anticipating evermore outstanding content from our global community once they get their hands on our new version.”

 

iOS, Android And Windows

media_1347003281624.png

 

Since launching originally on iOS and Android devices in August 2011, free to download EyeEm has established itself as a pioneering service for discovering smartphone photography, as well as a swift method of personal photo sharing on social networks and personal blogs. The 14 built-in filters offer instant picture editing in real-time to photos that can be automatically tagged based on user location and activity. These images then become searchable and discoverable through either the app itself or via the supporting web platform; EyeEm will push a customized, relevant stream of pictures to users based on their location, activities and the pictures they submit to the network.

Since releasing its WinPhone version earlier in 2012 and revamping its web portal to offer the only true cross-platform camera app experience, tech press such as TWiT.tv’s Leo Laporte have singled out EyeEm as a serious contender in the smartphone photo space.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

One reply on “EyeEm – Photo Filter Camera – Updated”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.