Camera Genius Version 4 released!
We just released version 4.0 of Camera Genius. This updates includes three great new features! First we have volume shot… This is the same new feature as the default apple camera app. Now you can control Camera Genius with a tap on the +volume button. Makes taking photos a snap and more like a dedicated camera. Next we have focus snap… This is great when you want to custom focus...
Camera Genius makes the 108 Best iPhone Apps list.
We are honored to make the list of “108 Best iPhone Apps” on MakeUseOf. A lot of great apps in that list.
The Last Tweet Contest (Win an iPad 2)
We just started our last tweet contest at geniustweet.com. Tweet about “The Last Tweet Contest”. The last person to tweet wins the iPad 2 when no more tweets occur for three days. More information and official rules at: http://geniustweet.com
Camera Genius makes the "All-Time Top Paid iPhone...
Apple just updated their “All-Time Top Paid iPhone Apps” list on iTunes. We hit the #87 spot on this list. Pretty cool stuff!
What's involved in building an iPhone app?
People are often surprised when I explain the process of building an iPhone app and how much work is involved for something that seems so small and simple. People seem to think it’s a few weeks worth of work. Surely since most apps hover between free and $2 it can’t be much, right? Well I thought I would give a little insight into what really goes into making an app. The newest...
We got a great review from the “Daily App Show” on Camera Genius. Check it out!
How to fix your Album photos not displaying.
First let me give the simple way to fix the problem with photos not showing in Album view. Go to the settings icon on your iPhone. Select General > Location Services and make sure the “Genius” icon switch is turned on. This allows for two things. We can display photos in Camera Genius you have taken and it records the location information to your photos that you take like the...
I wish we could pay for speedy reviews.
I have heard this idea before and it makes a lot of sense to me. I wish we could buy speedy reviews like we can buy tech support requests. So for $50 we could get a review within 1 business day that includes 1 fast re-review if the app failed for some reason. It seems like a win-win-win. Apple covers the reviewer costs and probably makes a little profit at $50 a pop. We get apps approved fast...
Camera Genius 1.8 submitted to Apple.
Well Camera Genius 1.8 has been submitted to Apple. This update doesn’t include any new features. However it does fix a crashing problem that some 3g iphone users were experiencing. It turned out this bug involved several issues and was therefore very hard to track down and fix. It required rewriting the most complicated parts of the code. The good news is I believe the crashing problem...
Camera Genius 1.7 has been submitted for review to...
Well 1.7 is now under review with apple. Let’s hope for a smooth review and approval process. The new version has a couple of new features as well as a few minor bug fixes. Probably the biggest new feature is you can now use the volume buttons as a camera button. So you now can use a physical button on the iPhone to take pictures. This feature was removed from this version at the request...
Camera Genius 1.6 Approved!
Well we are excited to announce camera genius 1.6 has just been approved by apple! Here are the new features: Burst Mode Shooting. Take 3 shots in rapid succession. (2 shots for 3G and 1st gen iPhones.) Timestamp and Location can be added to photos. (Available via settings. Saving will be a little slower when this is active since it has to write this information on the photo when saving it.)...
Camera Genius 1.6 submitted to Apple.
Well we have submitted Camera Genius 1.6 to Apple for approval. Hopefully the review process will go smoothly. Current wait times are 2 weeks being reported by Apple, if we don’t hit any snags. So I wanted to show a few of the new features. Probably the biggest new feature is burst mode. This allows you to take three shots in quick succession (2 shots with 3.0 iPhone OS) and decide which...
3.1 iPhone OS surprises (Faster Saving!)
Well as most of you know, iPhone OS 3.1 is out. This is very good news as there are some great new fixes and features we can take advantage of. One unexpected surprise it that saving is now much faster. You will notice when taking a photo with camera genius it is ready for the next shot almost instantly. It’s now even faster than the iPhone’s default camera for being ready for the...
Camera Genius 1.5 Approved!
I am very pleased that Camera Genius 1.5 has been approved by Apple. I must say that apple has really been on the ball lately doing a great job. I also noticed some other apps (facebook) has had several updates recently very close together. Let’s hope this becomes a trend! It’s great for developers and users alike because it means we can get fixes and features out quicker to you...
Website Redesign Completed.
Well just a quick post to let everyone know the website design has been updated. We also have a 90 second screencast which explains the features of camera genius. Check it out.
Camera Genius 1.5 update
Well I haven’t posted in a little over a week. We have been working very hard to get this update done. We are getting ready to put it through the final testing over the next couple of days and get it submitted to apple. There it should take a couple of weeks in review before it’s approved. However sometimes it can take much longer. So lets hope for a quick approval. So I guess...
Tap to Focus fixed for next update.
Well we had a productive weekend of coding. We were able to get tap to focus for the iPhone 3Gs fixed. This has been our #1 complaint so far and I am glad we were finally able to get it working. We want to fix a few more things and maybe add some new features before we go through the update process. Generally once an update is finished on our end it goes through a review process at Apple which...
Why App Store commenting is badly flawed.
I look through my reviews everyday to see if people like or dislike Camera Genius. I also see if they have feature requests or if they have problems with the app. People have a lot of nice things to say overall and a lot of great suggestions. However a few reviews are quite mean. Unfortunately the worse ones have a tendency to bubble to the top. Even though a bunch of people seem to not find...
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Well we just installed a blog so I can keep everyone updated on Camera Genius and our other apps. First let me just say, THANK YOU!!! for making us the #1 paid app on iTunes. The only way I know to thank all of you is by putting all of our efforts into adding new features into Camera Genius. We have had some great feature requests. We have been brainstorming some of our own ideas as well. We...