https://touchreviews.net iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:00:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Thred for iPhone is like Instagram with stickers and more https://touchreviews.net/thred-iphone-instagram-stickers/ https://touchreviews.net/thred-iphone-instagram-stickers/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 18:49:15 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=24617 Read More]]> Having access to a camera in your pocket all the time obviously results in taking lots of selfies and capturing small and big events happening around you. The success of photo sharing apps like Instagram and Snapchat have proved that people are willing to adopt new social networks even if the primary feature is as simple as photo sharing.  Thred for iPhone aims to provide another platform for people to share moments or rather “threds” with the world.

Thred for iPhone extends its features beyond the world of filters, hashtags, likes and comments. The app allows you to customise your photos by using stickers, adding location, text, links and adding panels. The way people shares photos on Instagram is evolving. Before sharing photos people use multiple apps for editing, adding text, border and more. Thred for iPhone seems to make this process easier by offering all of this functionality within their app.

One of the more interesting and unique features of the app is the ability to add panels. This is a great way to tell a story about an event or just share related photos with your friends. For example, if you were at a party and took many photos you’d probably only upload one or two photos from the same day. However, with Thred you can create panels and upload multiple photos each with a new look and different descriptions to tell the entire story.

The app is available for iPhone for free. It features many stickers and font options to choose from. The user interface is very easy to follow and understand. Checkout Thred for iPhone and let us know what you think in the comment below.

THRED - Endless Entertainment

by Syntertainment Incorporated

THRED - Endless Entertainment

Update: THRED has new camera features so you can make action sequences, time lapses, or a selfie series. Enhance your photos with new stickers including a special Pride sticker pack, and easily invite friends via SMS, email, or Facebook!

THRED is a toolkit to share your favorite ideas. Apply filters, stickers, borders, captions, and more to photos from the web and your camera roll.

Use THRED to create:

* A funny caption or meme
* Logging your tropical vacation
* Useful how-tos
* Web comics
* Sequential photography
* News and current events
* Art collections
* Your infamous snark
* Animals acting like people
* Pop culture skewering
* And just about everything else!

THRED optionally runs in the background to create Starter Threds for you to edit, publish, or keep. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

]]> https://touchreviews.net/thred-iphone-instagram-stickers/feed/ 0 Apple Watch App: The Bible now on your wrist https://touchreviews.net/apple-watch-app-bible-wrist/ https://touchreviews.net/apple-watch-app-bible-wrist/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:31:41 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=24588 Read More]]> Apple Watch preorders just went live through the online store and the Apple Store app. The availability is expected to be limited so if you’ve decided to buy Apple’s first wearable device then you’d have to get in quick and place the order.

Apple has been meticulously planning the launch of Apple Watch, with advertising in full swing, getting print ads in top magazines, integrating fitness blog page by top model Christy Turlington Burns and also giving third-party app developers access to the hardware much before the launch.

Unlike the iPhone that launched without the App Store, the Apple Watch just like the iPad will launch with many third-party apps available on launch day. Apple has been showcasing apps like Target, American Airlines, Instagram, Twitter, ESPN and many more.

YouVersion the developers of The Bible app for iOS earlier today announced the availability of The Bible app for the Apple Watch. The app will be available when the Apple Watch ships.

The Bible app for Apple Watch includes features from its iOS app specifically reimagined for the watch. The app will bring Verse of the Day, Friends Notifications, Trending Verses and Your Verse Images, Bookmarks, and Highlights.

The developers state that their mission with the app is to simply, “help you engage with the Bible.”

Because we’re convinced that when you spend time with the Bible, either reading or listening, and then carefully reflect on what it’s saying to you, God’s Spirit will do something inside of you. His words will change you, make you into a new person. Ultimately, His words will draw you closer to Him.

Seven years ago when the App Store for the iPhone was launched YouVersion’s Bible app was amongst the first 200 apps approved for the launch day. Just like the iPhone version, the Apple Watch version will also be available on launch day.

Have you pre-ordered the Apple Watch yet? Share the model you’ve ordered in the comments section below.

]]> https://touchreviews.net/apple-watch-app-bible-wrist/feed/ 0 Slidely shows how iOS 8 extensions can help you create video postcards https://touchreviews.net/slidely-ios-8-extensions-create-video-postcards-iphone/ https://touchreviews.net/slidely-ios-8-extensions-create-video-postcards-iphone/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:10:26 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=23401 Read More]]> One of highlight features in the upcoming iOS 8 software update is extensions, it allows developers to access core functionality of the iOS without sacrificing on intuitiveness or security. With extensions developers can tie into Apple’s sharing sheet, add custom actions, access iCloud drive, notification centre, enable custom keyboards and more.

Apple has introduced a dedicated API for the photos app called “PhotoKit”. Adding filters or editing photos has become increasingly popular practice. iPhone camera is the most popular mobile camera in the world so providing a new API to make editing photos easier is a great benefit for users.

iPhone most popular camera

The photography category in the App Store is filled with image editing apps and perhaps most users own more than just one. iOS 8 will allow developers to offer native user interface within the Photos app to embed third-party filters and editing tools.

With a tap of the Action button, you can do things like assign a photo to a contact or print a document. iOS 8 allows developers to extend those capabilities. For instance, a developer could make it possible to watermark documents, add something to a wish list, or translate text to a different language.Apple

Slidely is a video postcards app that allows you to select up-to 15 videos and photos, select a theme, music theme and create a video postcard for you. The developers shared a sneak peek of the upcoming update for iOS 8 with us.

The video shows launching the Photos app selecting few photos and videos and then creating a video postcard without ever leaving the app. This makes the entire workflow so easy that we expect people to become more creative with their photos on Instagram, Twitter and Vine.

Prior to iOS 8 if one had to apply any third-party edits, it would require importing photos into the third-party app, applying edits and then exporting it. The best part about extensions is that it does not require you to download any extra app from the App Store. If you download an app from the App Store supports extensions it will be automatically available for you to use.

iOS 8 will be available for download on September 17 just two days before iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus go on sale. The update brings many more enhancements that include all new Messages app, iCloud Drive, custom keyboards, Health app, continuity and much more.

What do you think about the demo video shared by Slidely? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

]]> https://touchreviews.net/slidely-ios-8-extensions-create-video-postcards-iphone/feed/ 0 Vine for iPhone Gets Major Update With New Camera Tools, Channels and more https://touchreviews.net/vine-iphone-major-update-camera-tools-channels/ https://touchreviews.net/vine-iphone-major-update-camera-tools-channels/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 18:04:35 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=22767 Read More]]> Twitter’s Vine recently updated their iPhone app with all-new features and called the update “biggest, most exciting update yet”. The latest update comes weeks after Facebook’s Instagram launched video support for 15 second clips with filters.

Vine iPhone update

The new update brings new camera tools to Vine that includes, grid, focus and ghost tools to make shooting easier. The biggest change is the introduction of channels that features users’ vine updates by pre-defined category. There are 15 channels to choose from and is a great step towards allowing users to discover great new content based on the selected channel.

Vine now also features Twitter-like revine feature that allows you to share other people’s post with your followers with just one tap. This feature would allow the credit of the post to go to the original account and thus helping people identify the actual source.

Another noteworthy feature introduced in the update is “protected posts” which as the name suggests allows you to protect your updates and share it only people you approve.

On its blog Vine teases us with more upcoming updates by mentioning, “and we’ve got even more coming soon.” With Instagram video support gaining substantial popularity among users the short video clip app market has just started getting heated up. It will be interesting to see how Instagram and Vine innovate and differentiate their services to not only retain existing users but to also continue to grow its user-base.

{via Vine}

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Instagram recently updated its iPhone app with video support, enabling more than 130 million users to upload and share video clips on Instagram. Video sharing comes to Instagram as Twitter’s Vine has become increasingly popular to share short clips with loops.

Facebook unveiled Instagram’s video sharing feature with enhancements such as brand new filters for video and even adding “cinematic stabilisation” to the video capture feature. The length of the entire video clip can be just 15 seconds while it can be taken in parts to cover a entire scene or event.

The videos shared by users appears in the same timeline as before with just a play icon on top right. By default auto-play option is enabled so as you scroll to a video and lift your finger the video auto-plays. However, in the settings options you can disable auto-play option.

Instagram has paid attention to a lot of detail while building the video sharing capability. If your phone is on silent the sound of the video will be on mute and the volume can be controlled by the volume rocker switch on your phone.

Initial reaction to the addition of video appeared to be quite positive on Instagram as people started recording their first video saying “bye” to vine. And many photos with the screenshot of vine being deleted from the users’ phone. If this wasn’t enough to showcase the success of the new feature, Facebook also confirmed to hit 5 million video uploads in just the first 24 hours of the launch.

Instagram has certainly gone up against Vine and has introduced a few nice enhancements which it hopes will encourage more people to share video moments. It will be interesting to see what new features will be added in the near future as Facebook continues to roll out its mobile strategy.

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