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Opinion – iOS 7 – A Developers Point of View

We’ve been having a few discussions with some photo app developers today, asking for their opinions on the new iOS 7 camera/photo features. Take a look at the developer of ProCam and PhotoStation, Majed Azzam’s reponse below…


"The prevalent discussion surrounding iOS 7 prior to yesterday’s unveiling revolved around flat versus skeuomorphic design. However, in our view, the star of the show at WWDC was iCloud. Apple is still focused on services through its cross-platform ecosystem (Maps, iRadio, iTunes, App Store, iBooks, iWork for iCloud, iCloud Keychain, etc.), which is the very heart of it’s success – everything else is window dressing. This is very clear in the direction Apple is taking with their new photo apps. 

The camera’s square format and live filters appeal to social networkers, with iCloud Photo Sharing providing an alternative platform. The native camera’s functionality seems to continue to be secondary given the abundance of camera replacement apps within the ecosystem. For the more serious iPhonographers, new APIs have been introduced, most notably, the ability to shoot at 60 fps.  

Rumored camera hardware improvements include a higher resolution sensor and better low light performance, further strengthening the iPhone’s position as the world’s #1 camera. We see Apple leveraging this position to encompass all it’s users’ needs".

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— 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 - 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: [email protected]

One Comment

  • Carlos

    I was wondering if it will be possible in the near future to be able to set the ISO, aperture and shutter speed?
    Any thoughts?
    I posted this on, but so far no comments! I was hoping that one of the camera developers would share their ideas about this.
    I have not found a camera that is able to deal with the intense brightness from a follow spot in a concert type of settings.
    If anybody knows different, please leave a message here! Thank you.