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PhotoFrame app for Windows Phone

January 16, 2013


PhotoFrame has been the most successful of the apps we’ve released for iPhone, so it seemed the natural choice to see how it would fare on Windows Phone.

Since we know next to nothing about coding for Windows, the folks over at Digital Living Solutions handled the build and publishing side of things.

The app only went live a few days ago so it’s a bit early to tell how things are going but once we’ve got a better idea, we’ll do a follow up post and compare the different experiences. In the meantime if you’d like to try it out, PhotoFrame for Windows Phone is available here.


Chilli X update

July 25, 2012


As you might have noticed we’ve been quietly releasing updates to some of our apps recently. Apple makes frequent updates to its iOS and sometimes these can cause problems for some users unless apps are updated to accommodate these ‘under the hood’ changes.

As a result, we’ve started the process of updating and polishing our apps to make sure everything is still running smoothly. The first 3 have been DeskClock, PhotoFrame and Juiced, all of which have had bugs squashed and visual tweaks.

Keep watching this blog or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with our progress.

A tale of App Store shenanigans and skulduggery

February 15, 2011

As you might know we have an iPhone app called PhotoFrame and an iPad app called PhotoFramePlus. The other day I did a quick search for it in the App Store (I wanted to copy the link to send to someone) and I came across a competing app called PhotoFrame Pro HD by MAX CA APPS. So I thought I’d have a little look at the competition, and what I found turned out to be rather interesting…




PhotoFrame wins iLounge Top 100 Apps Award

November 3, 2009

We’re really pleased to announce that PhotoFrame has just been included in iLounge’s Top 100 Apps list!


The list has just been published in this years edition of their iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide. If you’ve not come across it before it’s well worth downloading a copy of the pdf. It’s the definitive word on the state of the iPod & iPhone covering everything from a complete overview of the current range to the best docks, headphones, cases and of course, Apps (we’re on page 44).

We’re very proud to have been included – thanks guys!

If you’re not familiar with PhotoFrame then now’s the perfect time to pick up a copy. Here’s a brief overview:

PhotoFrame turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a beautiful digital photo frame. We’ve included some pictures to get you started, but you can easily customize these with favorites from your own photo albums.

PhotoFrame also acts as a digital clock by clearly displaying the time and date beneath the photo. PhotoFrame overrides your auto-lock setting so your slideshow will continue for as long as you wish. This makes it ideal to keep running while your device is docked and on charge.

Other settings allow you to vary the length of time each picture is displayed and select either 12 or 24 hour time display.

PhotoFrame has a very clean, simple interface – just tap on the clock area of the screen to access the settings screen and change the photos. Tap on the main photo to advance to the next picture if you don’t want to wait for it to change automatically.


Spotlight on PhotoFrame

October 8, 2009

To help you decide what apps to download  for free in this weekend’s Crazy Birthday Bonanza we’re going to have a quick look at some of our more popular apps.

PhotoFrame - turn your iPhone into a beautiful digital photoframe

PhotoFrame - turn your iPhone into a beautiful digital photoframe

What better place to start than with PhotoFrame, our first app? PhotoFrame probably best sums up the Chilli X philosophy towards creating apps – take a simple concept and execute it beautifully. In this case, the idea was to give us something better to look at while our phone’s were sitting in their dock charging.

Just make a selection of your favorite photos, family, places or pets (as above:) – anything you like, and PhotoFrame will cycle through them. You can set the time between images or tap or shake to go to the next image. And you get the bonus of a time and date display.

Lots of people seem to like it and there’s an update in the pipeline to add a landscape mode. Here’s a few user comments:

DJ_Velocity 5 stars

Love it! Looks so clean and sharp! Great way to display your iPhone while charging it on your desk.

DrKoob 5 stars

Outstanding. For me, this may be the best iPhone app I have bought. I work in a office and 90% of the time my phone is sitting in its cradle and until now, it was worthless in the cradle. Now, it is a very cool photo frame, clock and calendar.

spectrum+ 5 stars

I LOVE this app. Perfect for use as a desktop digital picture frame.


PhotoFrame 1.4 update

July 23, 2009

A minor upgrade to PhotoFrame has just gone live in the App Store.

PhotoFrame 1.4

PhotoFrame 1.4

For those of you that don’t know, PhotoFrame was our first app and simply allows you to display your favorite photos whilst your iPhone or iPod touch is on charge. The time and date are displayed underneath the photo and you can control the speed of the slideshow or just tap or shake the phone to advance to the next picture.

This update fixes the AM/PM bug that was frustrating some users. As a by-product of that, we’ve removed the 12-24hr toggle switch from the settings screen. PhotoFrame now picks up on your phone’s settings (as chosen in Settings > General > Date & Time) which seems to make more sense.

ps. the lizard in the picture is Scratch, our bearded dragon and company mascot.


PhotoFrame: Wild! update

February 14, 2009

The latest version of PhotoFrame: Wild! has just gone live in the AppStore.

We’ve added some new pictures and introduced transitions between the screens – a feature that we’ll probably add shortly to the original PhotoFrame app. If you’re not familiar with PhotoFrame: Wild! then go and download a copy now – it’s free so what have you got to lose? It’s simply a digital photoframe for your iPhone or iPod touch that displays a series of stunning wildlife photos as well as a useful time and date display. It looks great running when you’re phone is on charge in it’s dock.



PhotoFrame: Wild!


PhotoFrame: Wild!

January 11, 2009

No sooner has Done appeared in the App Store than a second new app joins it. PhotoFrame: Wild! is a special, limited edition version of our popular PhotoFrame app. 

PhotoFrame: Wild! is free so there’s no excuse to not grab a copy now – click here for an App Store link. This version is populated with some spectacular wildlife photography courtesy of Shamwari – voted the world’s leading game reserve for eleven consecutive years.

Just like the regular version, PhotoFrame: Wild! also acts as a digital clock clearly displaying the time and date beneath the photo and overrides your auto-lock setting so your slideshow will run for as long as you want. This makes it ideal to keep running while your device is docked and on charge. Other settings allow you to vary the length of time each picture is displayed and select either 12 or 24 hour time display.



One of the many beautiful pictures in the new PhotoFrame: Wild!


PhotoFrame 1.3 goes live

December 23, 2008

The latest version of PhotoFrame has just gone live in the App Store.

Version 1.3 adds the ability to delete photos form your album (rather than have to replace them with another). This was by far the most popular request when we did the poll asking which features you’d like to see in the next version with a whopping 45% of the votes. The next closest request was transitions with 19%. We’ve also added a shiny new icon – what do you think?


Look out for PhotoFrame's shiny new icon - coming to an iPhone screen near you soon

Look out for PhotoFrame's shiny new icon - coming to an iPhone screen near you soon


Did we cause this?

December 22, 2008

One of our readers and keen PhotoFrame users spotted this and sent it in (thanks Craig).

He suggests this is the length other phone manufacturers have to go to to compete with the killer combination of an iPhone and our PhotoFrame App.


Did we cause this?

Did we cause this?

By the way – Merry Christmas everybody!