TheAppWhisperer Site Optimisation

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On Saturday (just gone), I spent considerable time ensuring TheAppWhisperer.com is fully operational and optimised for all of our readers to view our content, with greater efficiency.

When you log into TheAppWhisperer.com now, you will notice that the site is totally secure (I purchased an SSL certificate and installed it). If you sell from a website, it’s imperative that you have one of these, we do not sell directly from our website (and our online gallery already has an SSL certificate). This certificate offers additional levels of security, so if a customer is supplying confidential sales information, it’s protected. The reason I purchased this for TheAppWhisperer.com is because many readers were disappointed to see the ‘not secure’ that Google levies to sites without one. Having now made the purchase, Google will also rank us even higher, so there’s plenty of good reason to justify this purchase.

In addition, I have redirected all our DNS servers back to our host site in California, US. They were previously directed to an advertising site and I wasn’t happy with their service. They were monopolising the content and placing ads over our well written and photographed content. More importantly, our readers were dissatisfied with this too. So, I’ve removed any trace of them, you’ll not see them again. Visit your favourite pages, posts and all future content, now without any sign of an ad.

The site loads at lightening speed (dependent obviously on your connection), there’s a lot of important new functionality added and this will continue to roll out as we strive on with our very encouraging plans.

Thank you for your patience.

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‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew – Create Collages with Image Blender

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I’m happy to share another How I Did It!™ video tutorial with TheAppWhisperer community! Thank you for your support of past videos. If you have suggestions for future topics, please email me at RadDrew@raddrewphotography.com

This tutorial features the long time favorite app, Image Blender, by JHND i Sverige AB. There are more sophisticated blending apps available (such as SuperImpose X, by Pankaj Goswami), but I love Image Blender for its elegant simplicity and ease of use. Its simple Arrange and Masking tools, and its assortment of standard blend modes are all that’s needed for many projects.

In this tutorial I share how I combined two images – one of a dancer and the other of a tree – into this blended result using the Arrange and Masking tools.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,026) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and twenty six of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @emilio.nadales with this image entitled ‘Light at Dawn, Bolivia, 2019’.

To view more of his work, please go here

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 12 May 2019

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My daughter’s school prom this week manifested into the creation of a taut, magnificently controlled week, with smidgen’s, in my case, of personal survival. The entire week was one of lucid reflection as the period of her school days came to an end with an almost surrealist picture of her leavers celebration. The limpid clarity as an observer and witness to the life changes as she transgresses can only be compared to Claude Cahun’s photomontages, it looks like life, but it’s not life, exactly. Only art can achieve this degree of realism.

I end this week, with a juddering heart, strangely close to tears, knowing that the true emotional nature of this week, gloriously ramps up next week, as her exams commence…

Take heart, view this weeks mobile photography and art lancing showcase, as more and more mobile photographers and artists find us, we are privileged to share their work.

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. You can also submit images to our Instagram tag for this section #mobilephotographyandimagery.

Louise Whiting, Pascale G, Debbie Sutherland, G Billion, Poetic Medium, Kat McClelland, Jun Yamaguchi, Deborah McMillion, Clint Cline, Paul Yan, Arko Rayhan, Prodromos, Vako Darispanashvili, Laila, Peter Wilkin, klimtt – cecilia Sao Thiago, woltarise, Rita Colantonio, Andreas Komodromos, Clare Pickett, Ian Horne, Vadim Demjianov, Tomaso Belloni, Kerry Mitchell, Montse Abad, Kristin, Nick Kenrick, Amo Passicos, Eduardo Llerandi, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Catherine Caddigan, Linda Hollier, Lorenka Campos, Barbara Braman, Sarah Kuhn, Judy Wahlberg, Lake MacIntosh, Anthony Madigan, p.a. hamel, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Charlaleeo, Robin Robertis, Tuba Korhan, Karen Axelrad.

Music this week is ‘You’re own kind of Beautiful’ by Alih-Jey Depena

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘It Ain’t What You Do, It’s What It Does To You’ with

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I am very excited about this weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art, precisely because I am so delighted that Simon Armitage has been named the UK’s poet laureate this week.  He is such a scintillating choice,  born very much without a silver spoon, Amitage was born in West Yorkshire and is a former probation officer. He received a phone call from Prime Minster Theresa May on Thursday, just gone, offering him the position. The office of laureate is Britain’s highest literally honour and has its roots in the 17th century. This is not a lifetime post anymore, but a mere ten years, during which he will receive an annual stipend of £5,750 along with the traditional butt of sack: 600 bottles of sherry. I am so looking forward to following his work in this role.

I have included a screen grab of one of my favourite poems of Armitage’s and there are many. It is called ‘It Ain’t What You Do, It’s What It Does To You’ and I feel I have matched highly accomplished street photographer, Tim Bingham’s image ‘Shadows of Colour’ perfectly with this poetry.

You can view and follow Tim Bingham on Instagram here.

If you would like to be featured in our Saturday Poetry section, please ensure you include the hashtag #theappwhisperer to any images posted to Instagram. This will mean we will be able to consider it.

To view the others we have published in this section, go here.

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On My Radar- Eight Apps for a Desert Island with WiFi – Fiona Christian from the United Kingdom

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We have another brand new section here at TheAppWhisperer called ‘On My Radar’ and this time we are asking a selection of highly talented mobile photographers and artists, which apps they would take with them on a unique desert island, that has wifi! We want to know exactly what apps are really on their radar and why. As well as eight apps, we have also allowed each artist to select a book and a luxury object on this luxury journey. Kicking us off with our eighth issue of this section, is non other than the highly talented Fiona Christian from the UK.

To read the others in this series, please go here.

“Firstly, a huge Thank You must go to Joanne, for inviting me to consider the prospect of being marooned on a desert island that has WiFi.

It sounds idyllic!”

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,025) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and twenty five of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @clixit2020 – Clint Cline with this image untitled.

To view more of his work, please go here

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Instagram Mobile Photographers To Follow Now @the__phonetographer

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This is a new section to TheAppWhisperer.com, one where we will handpick highly talented mobile photographers and artists from Instagram and bring them to your attention.

Today, we are featuring @the__phoneotographer – Daniel Schifferli an incredibly talented and creative mobile photographer. To view more of his work, please go here.

To follow this new series, please go here.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,024) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and twenty four of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @coeiphoneart – Gerry Coe, with this image entitled ‘Holocaust Memorial, Berlin’.

To view more of his work, please go here

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Welcome To TheAppWhisperer Merchandise Store and Competition

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Over the past ten years many people have asked us for the facility to purchase merchandise branded with TheAppWhisperer logo. We are very close to our supporters and we wanted to ensure we could deliver what they wanted before we launched, today we have!

We’re delighted today to open our new TheAppWhisperer merchandise store. Our store caters for all, women, men, children, babies and dogs! Each item is branded with TheAppWhisperer logo, either in rectangle or square formats. We ship throughout the world!

To celebrate the launch of our brand new store, we are offering 15% off of everything! This discount is available until 20 May 2019, so take a look and see if anything interests you, if you have any specific requests, please just drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do.

As well as the discount that we are offering for this launch, we are also launching a competition (there will be prizes), we want to see you, your children, your grandchildren, your dog, your friends, your neighbours, anyone wearing, drinking from or enjoying our merchandise around the world. Send you images to our hashtag on Instagram to #TheAppWhispererMerch – the winner will receive a fabulous prize.

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase you can return it within 30 days for a full refund. The shop accepts all payment options and all delivery methods are catered for. Each purchase, goes towards supporting and liberating TheAppWhisperer, we are a not for profit and each donation/purchase helps us to help all mobile photographers and artists throughout the world.

To visit our shop, please go here

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