Photoframeplus is now live!

Photoframeplus – our first iPad app is now live!

Check it out in the iTunes store. If you like it, make sure to give it a great review!

Initial feedback from users testing on real iPads has been great, but we’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions – especially for future revisions. We are particularly interested in any small bugs that might occur when running on an actual iPad, so please let us know if you find any.

Also, check out a blog post by Aidan Hornsby – one of our resident icon and interface designers – explaining the concept and design process of Photoframeplus.

Watch this space for information on upcoming updates and functionality to the app.


4 Responses to “Photoframeplus is now live!”

  1. John Says:

    Nice app, best photo frame I’ve found so far. There’s a minor issue with portrait pictures as it cuts off the top of the picture which makes many pics unusable in the frame. I’ve had to not use any photos that were zoomed in because of this.

    Is it possible to have a longer delay between changing pictures. Using the iPad we put this on the dock and use it as a digital photo frame when not using the iPad but we would prefer if we could have a photo stay up for longer than 2 minutes, maybe even up to an hour before it changes?

    Last comment, it would be nice to have the choice whether to have the calendar on or off.

    • chillix Says:

      Hi John

      Thanks for the feedback. Glad you like it so far…

      I know what you mean about cropping the wrong bits off pictures in different modes – it really depends how people frame their pictures and of course, on the original proportion of the photos. We’ll try and crop a bit more intelligently in future…

      Well also look at adding a longer time interval for you as well.

      And we’ll shortly be releasing a 3rd view that has the time & date but not the calendar.

  2. Ishan Bhattacharya Says:

    Bought it for the iPad. Like it, but want more than 20 choices for photos to be used in photoframe mode. How do I do that?

    • chillix Says:

      Hi Ishan

      About the 20 photo limitation…

      When we first imagined PhotoFrame for the iPhone we assumed we’d just be able to point it at a folder/album/directory of images and it would reference them like that but unfortunately that was not the case. Apple don’t allow you to do that so you have to copy and import the images into the App itself. There are similar limitations when working with iTunes playlists as well…

      Unbelievably this is still the case. As you can imagine duplicating and importing huge libraries of images into the app could case all sorts of memory problems not least of which would be wasting a lot of your valuable disk space (well flash memory).

      Not having access to a real iPad to test on we were wary of crashes caused by memory problems associated with importing large libraries so we took the decision to limit it to 3 galleries of 20 until we could test the app on real units and see how it performed. There’s a lot of unknowns in the dev kit when it comes to image sizing ie. it’s impossible to find out what the photo app does with large photos imported into it – does it downsize them (like the iPhone) and if so, to what size?

      As for the image picker – that only appeared quite late in the developer builds and the standard one we use doesn’t allow multiple selection.

      I know that sounds like a load of excuses but we decided to err on the safe side rather than launch an app that we hadn’t actually tested on the real hardware and that might crash all over the place.

      I’m coming over to the States next week to pick up a couple of iPads and then we’ll see what we can really do 🙂

      The good news is that OS 4.0 announced the other day will allow us to link directly to your Photo Albums so we’ll implement that as soon as we can (although OS 4.0 won’t be available for the iPad until Fall).

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