Instagram is absolutely great, you take a photo, apply one of many filters (if you desire) and share it with friends. That’s all there is too it. Sure you can also instantly upload it to a bunch of social platforms such as Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and etc. But the real juice is inside the app, browsing through thousands of photos that people have shot.
A lot of people at the Incase office (and our friends at Day19) are already using Instagram so we decided it was time to to set up an official “goincase” account. So now you can follow us with Instagram for iPhone! You’ll get to see exclusive snapshots from in and around our office, and what goes on behind the scenes. Get the awesome Instagram photo sharing app for free!
Our second free iPhone app is now available in the App Store on iTunes. The Incase App brings all the latest news and content from goincase.com directly to your iPhone and iPod touch in an easy-to-read/navigate format.
In addition to news and content found on goincase.com, Incase App users will receive access to exclusive photos and video content and will be notified first about events, giveaways and more.
Try it out and let us know what you think. Feel free to give us suggestions about what we should include in the next update.
(And iPad users, we haven’t forgot you–we’re working on a version for your device too.)
Moses Aipa, our creative director, uses CameraBag to process some of the photos he takes for his blog. Check out these before-and-after photos with CameraBag filters applied:
As part of our ongoing Featured Apps series, we take a closer look at Korg’s iElectribe for iPad. With a four-part percussion synthesizer, 16-step sequencer, 64 preset patterns and more, iElectribe harnesses all the fun of analog synth-style beatmaking.
Stones Throw recording artist Oh No uses up to three iPads at a time to create beats. Here’s what he had to say about the process:
When you look at the iPad, everybody thinks it’s just for books. It’s more than just iBooks; it’s pretty much an everything pad. We used to use the old school Korg1, the SP12. Now you have Reason and MPCs and the iPad, which has everything that [those devices] had, plus more. You can tweak everything…. It’s open. It’s unlimited now.
iElectribe is available now at Apple’s App Store for a special introductory price of $9.99 (regular price: $19.99). Promotional pricing expires June 30, 2010.
When people ask me for advice on how to become an architect, I always recommend life drawing. Sketching the human form involves proportion, structure and shading, all of which are fundamental aspects of architecture. Things like iPad and Layers start to change this, when you can draw on the screen.
Even if you’re not an architect, you can still use Layers to draw on photos or paint masterpieces, no matter where you are.
- Syncs with Google Reader.
- Ability to use offline.
- Caches images for offline reading.
- Rich yet very unobtrusive UI.
- Customizable services panels (save to Delicious, Twitter, Instapaper, etc).
- Ability to read a post with Instapaper or Google mobilizer for a cleaner, simplified experience.
- You can tell it how far back you want it to sync, days or months.
- When I get into the office from my commute into the city, Google Reader is all synced.
- To mark an item as read in list view, you just slide it to the right. Sliding it to the left stars it.
- When reading a post, you can either flip to the post before or after or use the next or previous buttons.
What is your favorite RSS reader for iPhone or iPad? And have you subscribed to the Incase RSS feed yet?
Ah, Words With Friends. With its combination of wordplay, friendly competition and time-killing fun, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular apps for the iPhone and iPad. We asked our copywriter Ross to share his five favorite Words With Friends moments. Here they are.
- My wife is Portuguese and, as such, is a big fan of Fado music. It translates as “fate” and is sad, haunting and beautiful at the same time. As is often the case in WWF, I click “Submit” suspecting that a word is not really a word. But this time, I was rewarded with a spinning wheel and 40 points.
- One of my biggest scores ever happened to coincide with a word I really like (DERIDES). It means “to ridicule,” which is exactly what my 93-point play did to my opponent. Oops—I mean “to my friend.”
- I was playing my good friend Kenny (who usually kills me) and, just as I thought all hope was lost, I played all my letters on TWISTIER for 95 points. (He still beat me.)
- The month was April; the year was 2010. The world was transfixed on one thing and one thing only: KFC’s new Double Down Sandwich. Fitting, then, that my friend and I kicked off our game with a perfect representation of this culinary masterpiece. (See the above photo.)
- Sometimes, it’s not the word you play that matters, but the message hidden in the tiles you’re given. And yes, “SEEEEXA” is an acceptable variant of “sexy.”
What are some of your favorite WWF moments?