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by Achim - -

For the new "You Gotta See This!" release we want to make sure that the app generates high quality output on every iOS device out there. To accomplish this, we needed to measure the Field of view for them. We collected as many different iOS devices we could get, piled them up in our Boinx Labs and started measuring the angle with high tech equipment like a boxed version of WebObjects and Freefall, an early version of a satellite viewing screensaver, as well as a folding rule and a laser distance meter. Here are our results:

DeviceFOVModel ID

iPhone 4 Back53,1iPhone3,1
iPhone 4 Front53,8
iPhone 4s back54,9iPhone4,1
iPhone 4s front55,0
iPhone 5 Back56,3iPhone5,1
iPhone 5 Front54,2

iPod 4g Back44,9iPod4,1
iPod 4g Front54,3
iPod 5g Back55,8iPod5,1
iPod 5g Front53,8

iPad 2 back44,3iPad2,1
iPad 2 front54,5
iPad 3 back54,3iPad3,1
iPad 3 front54,8
iPad 4 back54,3iPad3,4
iPad 4 front54,4
iPad mini back56,0iPad2,5
iPad mini front54,6

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by Megan - -

You Gotta See This! collage taken by our very own, Oliver Breidenbach!

You Gotta See This! is back and better than ever – because what’s better than free? And if that isn’t quite enough, You Gotta See This! version 3 now utilizes new algorithms to improve image capturing, with updated parameters for all supported devices’ cameras, resulting in more beautiful collages. When it comes to smartphone photography Apps, there are only so many filters one can use in all those other Apps, and there is only so much one can do with a filter. With You Gotta See This! from Boinx Software, iPhoneography enthusiasts can truly capture their surroundings and create intriguing compositions with their iPhones or iPads. Sick of staring at other people’s pictures of their mediocre fare at the local diner? Show them what real smartphone photo art looks like, with You Gotta See This!

Have you ever tried to explain a breathtaking sight to someone, only to give up and tell them, “You just had to be there!”? You Gotta See This! solves a problem that ordinary pictures can’t - and goes further still. By arranging panoramic shots into one amazing collage, the results are unlike anything else. With You Gotta See This!, iPhoneographers create artful images that truly capture the essence of a time and place.

You Gotta See This! Version 3 Made Possible With Support From iAds Sponsors
By making You Gotta See This! free, we are making it both more valuable and more accessible to more people,” says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. “Developing an App like You Gotta See This! is not an easy or cheap task. We hope that people reward us for our work by recognizing the sponsors whose ads are displayed sporadically in a non-intrusive way. For Boinx Software, this is an experimental foray into this new business model, and we are looking forward to seeing if it works as a way to finance development of new Apps in the future.

Ain't No Mountain High Enough
With You Gotta See This!, there’s no sight too big. By slowly moving the device around in 3D space to capture the surrounding magnificence, no detail is missed. And now in version 3, You Gotta See This! images are more beautiful than ever. Using the iPhone or iPad’s gyroscope technology, You Gotta See This! determines the camera’s orientation while you record, positioning the images it takes accordingly on a flat surface to create spatial collages. Then, users can choose from a variety of themes to create unique, one-of-a-kind images. Inspired by the artist David Hockney, You Gotta See This! images create a beautiful representation of the chosen subject matter, going beyond the typical photo to create something truly artistic.

You Gotta See This! is now available for free in the App Store, thanks to sponsor support from Apple iAds. You Gotta See This! requires an iPhone 4 (or newer), iPad 2 (or newer), iPad mini or an iPod touch (4th generation or newer).

So enjoy! And don't forget to tell all your friends and family, "You GOTTA See This!"

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by Cara - -

Stuff Gadget Awards 2011

We were just notified that Stuff Magazine, the world's biggest-selling gadget magazine, has shortlisted You Gotta See This! for the Stuff Gadget Awards within the 'App of the Year 2011' category. The Stuff Gadget Awards are a platform to showcase the top gadgets and gizmos of the past year by offering a chance for tech-lovers across the country to vote for their favorites! We are so thrilled to be shortlisted for the awards this year - now we just need YOU to head on over to the Stuff Gadget Awards 2011 site to vote for You Gotta See This! Everyone that votes will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of four pairs of tickets to the glamourous event in London on November 2, 2011, where you'll get to rub shoulders with the charming Stuff team, meet awesome tech developers, and witness the glittering ceremony with special guests.

So, what are you waiting for?!? Head on over to the official voting site now and choose You Gotta See This! for Stuff Magazine's App of the Year 2011. Hurry, voting ends on October 10, 2011. Tell your friends, family and colleagues to vote too! We'd REALLY love to win!

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by Cara - -

I recently came across this facsinating article, The Mind's Eye, on British artist David Hockney and the amazing new project he has been working on for the past couple of years, which combines high-definition cameras, screens, software, and moving images to capture the experience of seeing. For those of you who aren't familiar with David Hockney, he is a British-born painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer considered to be one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century. His work had huge impacts on the Pop art movement of the 1960's, and was actually very influential in the creation of our very own You Gotta See This! App. You Gotta See This! creates collages of images taken in 3D space, similar to that of "panography" or "Hockneyesque." To say the least, we are all huge fans of David's work here at Boinx!

David's current project explores the experience of seeing through a novel medium of his own creation - 18 screens showing high-definition images captured by nine cameras. Each camera was set at a different angle, and many were set at different exposures. In some cases, the images were filmed a few seconds apart, so the viewer is looking, simultaneously, at two different points in time. The result is a moving collage, a sight that has never quite been seen before. But what the cameras are pointing at is so ordinary that most of us would drive past it with scarcely a glance, writes Martin Gayford, Technology Review. Hockney's belief is that his multiscreen film collages are closer than conventional photography to the actual experience of human vision. He comments, "We're forcing you to look, because you have to scan, and in doing so you notice all the different textures in each screen. These films are making a critique of the one-camera view of the world. The point is that one camera can't show you that much."

Just like our You Gotta See This! App strives to capture what you see around you and share your experience of seeing with friends and family, so to does all of David's work. He believes that there is always more to see in the world around us, and is coming quite close to capturing that notion on camera in this new venture. Read the complete article here!

Stills from Woldgate 7 November 2010 11:30 AM (left) and Woldgate 26 November 2010 11 AM (right). Credit: ©David Hockney

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by Cara - -

Haven't heard of World Photography Day before? Don't worry, not many people have. That's because it wasn't created by a big brand as a marketing tool, rather it was established by photographers around the world as a day to celebrate their art form, simply because they could. Slowly, over the last 20 years or so, groups around the world have started to get on board with the idea of World Photography Day. Now, you can even 'Like' World Photography Day on Facebook!

Why August 19th?

The Daguerreotype, the first commercially successful photographic process created by Louis Daguerre, was officially announced as a gift "free to the world" by the French Government on August 19, 1839 - hence, World Photography Day on August 19th. Another photographic process, the Calotype, was invented by William Fox in 1839, and together with the invention of the Daguerreotype mark 1839 as the official year that photography was invented. If you want to learn more about the History of Photography click here!

The official site for World Photography Day is accepting photo uploads from August 19th - 26th. If you have a great shot that you'd like to display for the world to see visit the 2011 World Photography Day Gallery. If you're looking for a cool way to take pictures on your iPhone and haven't downloaded our You Gotta See This! app yet, get it here and take amazing 360 degree photo collages to share with your friends and family! In honor of World Photography Day, grab your cameras, head outside, and start shooting!

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by Cara - -

Florian snapped this You Gotta See This! image of a jam-packed audience at the WWDC 2011 Keynote. Apple CEO Steve Jobs and other executives should be unveiling new Apple technology as we speak. On the agenda - iOS 5, iCloud, and Mac OS X Lion - but who knows what else could pop up! Stay-tuned for more news and updates from the team in San Francisco!

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by Cara - -

Awesome picture of Nob Hill in San Francisco, taken by Florian Albrecht with our very own You Gotta See This app! Florian used the Dark Table theme to capture this gorgeous shot!

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by Cara - -

German Magazine, IPHONE & CO, recently reviewed You Gotta See This! in its Photography Apps section, giving it a perfect 5 star rating. "Gone are the times when you had to take both mobile phone and camera to capture the best moments of an event or the holiday," writes Sönke Jahn. "You Gotta See This! is an app for people who like to experiment. [...] With a little bit of practice, suitable scenes can be turned into superb, artsy collages." You Gotta See This! was featured along side other popular photography apps such as, PhotoSync, Doodle Booth, Hipstamatic, Night Camera, Lo-mob, and more.

Check out all the rave reviews of You Gotta See This! here


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by Oliver - -

Today is Mega Release Day at Boinx Software. Engineering was very busy the last couple of weeks and so a total of 7 updates just went live on the App Stores and the web site:

  • iStopMotion 2.7 - Full French and Japanese localizations and many bug fixes. All flavors (Home/Express/Pro) have been updated.
  • FotoMagico 3.7.5 - Updates to the audio volume control and bug fixes. FotoMagico Home and FotoMagico Pro have been updated.
  • PhotoPresenter 4.1.1 – Complete french localization and https support for Facebook.
  • You Gotta See This! 1.5 - Post your panographies to Flickr in addition to Facebook and Twitter.

The updates are free if you have a valid license and are available for download from boinx.com or the Mac/iPhone App Store.

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