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iOS 8: Pixite Photo Kit bundle and Big Fragment Update

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As many of you may be aware the Apple App Store will be offering app bundles with the launch of iOS 8. The team at Pixite apps, will be bundling all five of their apps, which includes Tangent, LoryStripes, Fragment, Union and Matter within a new bundle called ‘Pixite Photo Kit’. They have also updated significantly Fragment and Matter to iOS 8. We have detailed more information relating to the Fragment update below:

 

Photo Editing Extension

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You don’t even have to go searching for Fragment to do your edit. You can just browse your photos in the native app and do your Fragment edit directly inside Photos. And the edits are non-destructive and resumable so the next time you edit inside Photos, all the previous settings are preserved so you can start where you left off.

Widget

Unless you’re checking stock prices or the weather everyday, the Today view on the iPhone is often a feature people don’t use. However, this is about to change because Apple has opened up the Today view to developers, which has made the section a lot more interesting for many people. Pixite have made the Fragment and Matter inspirations sections, which are updated daily, available so you can check out cool photo edits people have made. Hopefully, they’ll inspire you to fire up the apps and make cool edits of your own 🙂

The only caveat to the new widgets is that you don’t automatically see them and you have to opt-in. This means opening the Today view, scrolling all the way to the bottom, tapping the “Edit” button, going to the “Do Not Include” section, finding the widget (which there could be quite a few), and tapping on it to enabling it.

Handoff

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A lot of us start on Fragment edits on the phone but when we want to tweak the details, it’s usually quicker and more precise to do it on a bigger screen of an iPad. The way that Apple made the handoff accessible from the lock screen is smart. Turn on the device and swipe up on the Fragment app icon at the bottom of the lock screen.

Go here to view the handoff video demonstration.

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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