Cover photo by Frans Jansen.
Holy mother of Elvis Presley on a pogo stick! What is that in your Updates on iOS? That's flippin' right - a shiny new version of Triggertrap Mobile! Okay, so this shouldn't come as a huge surprise to those of you who've been keeping half an eye on the Triggertrap 2.0 Beta for Android, but we can scarcely explain how excited we are here at Triggertrap Towers. The new version is a beacon of what's to come. We've been talking with a lot of you guys, and as a result of your feedback, we've implemented a load of changes. The most obvious things will be the shiny new icon and the distinctly lickable design, but there are tons of changes under the hood too.
Let's start by taking a quick look at the video, shall we?
Triggertrap Mobile App 2.0: The Movie.
So, what's new?
For starters, the new interface has been stripped down and simplified, making it easier and faster to switch between triggering modes. This means no more missing awesome photographic opportunities because you’re futzing around with dials. It also squashes the bugs that somehow snuck into previous versions of the app while implementing more user-requested features than you could shake a lens cap at.
Whether you’re aiming at the sky in hopes of capturing shooting stars, want to capture the exact moment a baseball comes crashing through a window pane, or fancy setting up a fully automatic photo booth, we've got you covered!
- A barrel of Timelapses: Use Triggertrap as a basic intervalometer for timelapse capture, or feed your creativity a juicy dose of growth hormone: Bulb Ramping Timelapse enables seamless sunrise/sunset timelapses, HDR timelapse lets you combine the power of HDR and timelapses, and the Triggertrap-exclusive TimeWarp feature uses acceleration algorithms developed for animation to create more dynamic and natural-looking timelapses.
- Shake it like a Polaroid Picture: Leverage the smartphone’s on-board sensors to release the shutter, using sound, GPS, vibration, and more. Best of all, there’s more sensor modes coming up soon.
- Long Exposure HDR: Triggertrap Mobile makes Long Exposure HDR photography easy: Choose intervals from 1/3 to 2 EV steps, and up to 19 bracketed exposures per HDR set. Why would you need 19 exposures? Absolutely no idea, but it’s there if you want it.
- DistanceLapse: Unique to Triggertrap and never before seen in a consumer device, this mode uses your smartphone’s GPS chip to fire the shutter over pre-determined distances. Brilliant for roadtrips!
- Star Trail mode: Take a series of long exposure shots to get low-noise star trail photos, or hedge your bets to ensure you capture rare natural phenomena like meteors or slightly less natural (and slightly less rare) phenomena like fireworks!
- Wireless mode: Unique to Triggertrap, this Wi-Fi triggering technology allows photographers to leverage the range and speed of a Wi-Fi network to control more than 100 cameras at the same time. Matrix-style bullet-time, anyone?
We don't want to say too much about what's coming next for iOS (or for Android for that matter), but we'd be lying if we said we didn't have a whole series of updates lined up, including adding in several of our most-requested features! On that note, if you want to tell us what you'd like from the apps, head on over to the Triggertrap Forums; our developers are reading whatever goes there carefully, and the best ideas will filter through to the app on your phone.
Okay, I'm sold, where do I get it?
For more information on Triggertrap Mobile 2.0, check out our flashy Triggertrap Mobile product info page, grab the app off iTunes (it's free!), and head to the shop to buy the hardware you need to hook your smart device up to your camera.