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Triggertrap unveils new Android app

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Triggertrap has launched its new Android app, bringing the ability to trigger SLR cameras from their smartphones to millions of Android users. Following the incredible success of the Triggertrap Mobile for iOS, budding photographers can now take their creative photography skills to the next level, whatever their smartphone of choice. 
 
By combining the success from its previous products – the Kickstarter-funded Triggertrap v1, Triggertrap Shield for Arduino and Triggertrap Mobile for iOS – the team is extending its existing portfolio and continues to pioneer the camera triggering market with products unlike any others. Triggertrap provides consumers with creative triggering solutions by offering an array of different ways to trigger their digital SLR cameras from their Android enabled smartphones.
 
Haje Jan Kamps, CEO of Triggertrap comments, “As soon as we launched Triggertrap for iOS, we started work on the Android app. Triggertrap for Android is the logical next step in our plans to bring our innovative product to more mobile devices. Following the huge success of Triggertrap for iOS, we’re excited about the next phase, offering millions of Android users the chance to take amazing photographs in never-before-seen ways.”
 

Triggertrap Mobile for Android

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Aimed at the mainstream photography market, the Android software is paired with a Triggertrap Mobile Dongle, a hardware device enabling photographers to connect their smartphones to SLR cameras. At the core of the Android app, means you will have a portable device which you can carry in your pocket and capture action as it happens.  
 
Not content with just being a cable release, the Triggertrap Mobile for Android app comes with eight different modes, giving users the chance to easily take a broad range of images, including five different timelapse modes, long-exposure HDR modes and ‘star trail’ photography mode. The timelapse modes include Eased Timelapse, which enables photographers to take timelapse sets that include acceleration, and Bulb Ramping timelapses; perfect for photographing ultra-smooth timelapse sets of sunrises and sunsets.
 

Triggertrap Mobile Dongle v2

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Photokina 2012 will see the launch of the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle v2. This updated version of the mobile gadget will work with both iOS and Android. Offering a total of nine different camera connectors means that the Mobile Dongle v2 will work more than 280 different cameras, while a new slimline plug will make it easier to use in conjunction with smartphone cases. Speedier than the original Mobile Dongle v1, the new v2 will cost £19.00 (US$29.99), which includes a camera connection cable. Triggertrap Mobile Dongle v2 will ship towards the end of September.
 

Triggertrap Mobile for iOS

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Triggertrap Mobile for iOS* has proved to be a huge success, with over 50,000 downloads from the App Store, and thousands of Mobile Dongles have been sold to date. Triggertrap Mobile for iOS is available as a free version (available from http://tri.gg/ttf), with three of the modes from the full version of the app. The paid-for version costs £6.99/$9.99/download here and includes thirteen different modes. From version 1.4, launching at the end of September, Triggertrap Mobile for iOS will be available in a number of languages, including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Norwegian and Dutch. Soon after, it will be available in Chinese, Russian and Japanese.
 
The Android* app costs £2.99 (US$4.99)/download here. Users will need a Triggertrap Mobile Dongle (£15.80 / US$24.99) and a matching cable (£6.30 / US$9.99). A dongle and cable bundle costs just £19.00 (US$29.99).

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

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