Connected Space develop Augmented Reality  Enabled Smartphone Application for London’s largest International Urban Art Festival

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Connected Space, in partnership with RISEgallery, have developed an urban wayfinder app to support RISEfestival, London’s largest international urban art festival. The app – already live – will help increase people’s engagement with art in the public realm, as well as provide in-depth user behavioural analytics to demonstrate return on investment.

Organised by Croydon’s award-winning RISEgallery, the festival will see the arrival of over 60 new murals in and around Croydon town centre, created by world renowned artists such as Dotmaster, Conor Harrington, BK Fox, Lovepusher and Cityzen Kane. The festival will also feature a huge free public events programme, incorporating talks, tours, walks, workshops and parties.

RISEfestival has two key aims. Firstly, to remove barriers to art and help the community engage with it. Secondly, to bring more people into the borough, presenting the new face of Croydon to the public and helping to change the perception of the town whilst it is being transformed via a regeneration project worth £5 billion.

Connected Space is developing this urban way-finder app for RISEfestival, built on the company’s technology platform. The app includes a live-mapping powered ‘guided tour’ of the street artworks around the town, with images and audio descriptions of each installation. Users

Artworks by Whatshisname and Schoony will appear as app-only exclusives. This means the work will appear on the screen in real-time, enabling the user to explore the pieces using the environment around them. These unique extras unlock in the app depending on the users location, and add an extra layer to the RISEfestival experience.

The app will also include information on the other events happening across the town, and the option for users to give feedback on their visit.

Behind the scenes, the app will collect deep user behavioural analytics on the number of visits, the duration of single and total visits, and the number of repeat visits. As well as information on routes, dwell times, engagements, and feedback from visitors. This will help show return on investment to the event sponsors and give vital information to help build the case for future exhibitions.

The RISEfestival app is available to download now.

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Mobile Photography App Hydra 1.5 Brings Support for the Telephoto and front cameras on iPhone – We Have Promotional Codes!

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Hydra launched in 2015, pioneering the new category of computational photography apps for iPhone, by introducing 32 megapixel images shot with an 8-megapixel sensor and HDR photos with a wider dynamic range by merging up to 60 images together. These features made it a great companion to the built-in camera app for iPhone photography enthusiasts. Today, Creaceed, the developers of Hydra have released 1.5, a significant new update to their HDR photography app. Hydra 1.5 now features support for the telephoto and front cameras respectively in Zoom and Lo-Light/HDR modes.

Hydra lets users take beautiful pictures even in the most difficult lighting conditions using a variety of capture modes including HDR, Hi-Res, Lo-Light and Zoom. This is achieved by combining up to 60 frames to create a single high-quality picture.

With Hydra version 1.5, users’ feedback has been taken into account. Infact, shooting with the telephoto lens in Zoom mode and with the front camera for selfies in HDR/Lo-Light modes were two of the most popular requests from users.

“The front camera sensor typically is less capable than the rear camera one, and enabling multi-image fusion with Lo-Light and HDR modes allows selfie capture in situations where this would otherwise not be possible”, says Raphael Sebbe, Creaceed’s founder. Similarly, Hydra can now take advantage of the telephoto lens on compatible iPhone when shooting in Zoom mode (super resolution), enabling higher quality 2x and 4x, plus adding a new 8x zoom level.

Hydra retails for $4.99/£4.99 each in the iOS App Store and today we are offering the opportunity for you to win a free code. If you would like to try, please join our Twitter followers here, like us on Facebook here and Instagram here then post a comment to this post (on our website – so we can obtain your email address), perhaps you’d like to give us some feedback, tell us how we are doing, what you’d like to see and hopefully, we will then be able to send you a code. All winners are selected at random.

If you prefer to purchase the app, just go here.

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Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial – Creating and Using Reusable Elements with Jerry Jobe

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure.  Read Jobe’s thoughts about creating and reusing elements in your artwork (foreword by Joanne Carter). Take it away Jerry… Some artists who use photos as a base for their art are capable of capturing everything they want in … Read moreMobile Photography / Art Tutorial – Creating and Using Reusable Elements with Jerry Jobe

Top 10 iOS Mobile Photography Apps

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Having consulted over 2,700 posts where I asked award winning mobile photographers for their favourite mobile photography apps, I feel confident publishing this article today.  Everything is relative and following extensive research I am happy to announce that these are TheAppWhisperer’s Top 10 iOS Mobile Photography Apps, at this time.  I have not included apps more suited to mobile art, they will be included in another post. There are of course,  more than ten good photography apps but these ones, should be standard on every mobile photographer’s device. Take a look…

 

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Mobile Photography/Art – App of the Day – Halide Camera

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We curate mobile videography, photography and art apps here at TheAppWhisperer as we do images, only highlightlighting ones that are worthy of your time and experience and will allow you to work at a more rewarding level.

Today, our App of the Day is Halide Camera a tried and much tested camera replacement app. There’s a focus on manual adjustments, for more advanced photographers that want to try those features but it also plays well with the less experienced, with automatic shooting and easy access menus. And, it’s about to get even more exciting because Halide has been updated and this update brings in the Apple Watch as a companion app. It allows you to remotely preview and take shots – acting as a remote trigger (with live preview)! This is exciting and to launch this new update Halide is currently on sale for $2.99 instead of the more usual price of $4.99 – click here to download!

 

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‘How I Did It’™ with Rad Drew – ‘How To Use SnapSeed to Keep Colour in Part of a B&W Image’

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I’m glad to be back again to share another video tutorial on TheAppWhisperer segment, “How I Did It!™ with Rad A. Drew.” Today I have a very short and sweet video tutorial, How To Use SnapSeed to Keep Colour in Part of a B&W Image.

SnapSeed by Google, which runs on both iPhone and Android devices, has a very robust masking tool hidden in the adjustment stacks. I’ll show you how to use masking to selectively color part of an image. Note: This video assumes some basic knowledge of SnapSeed.

If you’d like more support learning SnapSeed, see my You Tube Channel, Rad Drew Photography, LLC  for additional free SnapSeed tutorials. You also may purchase my recent hour-long SnapSeed Webinar recording here. To be notified of my upcoming webinars on various mobile phone processing apps and techniques, sign up for my newsletter.

Thanks for watching and stay tuned for more to come! Until next time, keep on shooting!

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Artstudio Pro – Huge Update and We Have Promotional Codes To Share – worth $11.99/£11.99 each

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Artstudio Pro one of the most powerful painting and photo editing apps available for iOS has just been updated and we have codes to giveaway. Take a look at What’s New in this update below.

Artstudio Pro currently retails for $11.99/£11.99 and you can download it here but if you’d like to try to be in with an opportunity for a free code. Please join our Twitter followers here, like us on Facebook here and Instagram here then post a comment to this post (so we can obtain your email address), perhaps you’d like to give us some feedback, tell us how we’re doing, what you’d like to see and hopefully, we will then be able to send you a code. All winners are selected at random.

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The Ultimate Christmas Mobile Photography & Art Competition Using PortraitCam Ultimate Camera App – Great Prizes!

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We are very excited today to announce our Ultimate Christmas Mobile Photography & Art Competition here at TheAppWhisperer.com. This competition is hosted in conjunction with BrainFeverMedia, highly accomplished app developers, with their brand new app, announced yesterday – PortraitCam Ultimate Camera. We are also most grateful to the support of our sponsors for this competition, … Read moreThe Ultimate Christmas Mobile Photography & Art Competition Using PortraitCam Ultimate Camera App – Great Prizes!

Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Tuba Korhan from Turkey

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is accomplished mobile photographer and artist, Tuba Korhan from Turkey. Take a look at this! (foreword by Joanne Carter)

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Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Em Kachouro

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is mobile photographer and artist, Em Kachouro, take a look!

All images ©Em Kachouro

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