Cover photo by Rob Nuti.
London, 14 September 2012 - Triggertrap launches its Android app at Photokina 2012, bringing the ability to trigger SLR cameras from their smartphones to millions of Android users. Following the incredible success of the Triggertrap Mobile for iOS, budding photographers can now take their creative photography skills to the next level, whatever their smartphone of choice. By combining the success from its previous products - the Kickstarter-funded Triggertrap v1, Triggertrap Shield for Arduino and Triggertrap Mobile for iOS - the team is extending its existing portfolio and continues to pioneer the camera triggering market with products unlike any others. Triggertrap provides consumers with creative triggering solutions by offering an array of different ways to trigger their digital SLR cameras from their Android enabled smartphones.
Haje Jan Kamps, CEO of Triggertrap comments, “As soon as we launched Triggertrap for iOS, we started work on the Android app. Triggertrap for Android is the logical next step in our plans to bring our innovative product to more mobile devices. Following the huge success of Triggertrap for iOS, we’re excited about the next phase, offering millions of Android users the chance to take amazing photographs in never-before-seen ways.”
Triggertrap Mobile for Android
Aimed at the mainstream photography market, the Android software is paired with a Triggertrap Mobile Dongle, a hardware device enabling photographers to connect their smartphones to SLR cameras. At the core of the Android app is the clever idea of replacing a cable release, which can cost upwards of £50/$80 when purchased from a camera manufacturer, with a device you always carry in your pocket anyway.
Not content with just being a cable release, the Triggertrap Mobile for Android app comes with eight different modes, giving users the chance to easily take a broad range of images, including five different timelapse modes, long-exposure HDR modes and ‘star trail’ photography mode. The timelapse modes include Eased Timelapse, which enables photographers to take timelapse sets that include acceleration, and Bulb Ramping timelapses; perfect for photographing ultra-smooth timelapse sets of sunrises and sunsets.
Triggertrap Mobile Dongle v2
Alongside the Android app, Photokina 2012 will see the launch of the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle v2. This updated version of the mobile gadget comes will work with both iOS and Android. Offering a total of nine different camera connectors means that the Mobile Dongle v2 will work more than 280 different cameras, while a new slimline plug will make it easier to use in conjunction with smartphone cases. Speedier than the original Mobile Dongle v1, the new v2 will cost £19.00 (US$29.99), which includes a camera connection cable cable. Triggertrap Mobile Dongle v2 will ship towards the end of September.
Triggertrap Mobile for iOS
Triggertrap Mobile for iOS* has proved to be a huge success, with over 50,000 downloads from the App Store, and thousands of Mobile Dongles have been sold to date.
Triggertrap Mobile for iOS is available as a free version (available from http://tri.gg/ttf), with three of the modes from the full version of the app.The paid-for version costs £6.99 ($9.99 – http://tri.gg/ttm) and includes thirteen different modes.
From version 1.4, launching at the end of September, Triggertrap Mobile for iOS will be available in a large number of languages, including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Norwegian and Dutch. Soon after, it will be available in Chinese, Russian and Japanese as well.
The Android* app costs £2.99 (US$4.99). Users will need a Triggertrap Mobile Dongle (£15.80 / US$24.99) and a matching cable (£6.30 / US$9.99). A dongle and cable bundle costs just £19.00 (US$29.99).
For more detailed information, please visit triggertrap.com. The Android app will be available to download from Amazon Appstore for Android and from Google Play from today.
Triggertrap at Photokina 2012
This year’s Photokina’s attendees are encouraged to stop by the Triggertrap booth to see the demo of the Android app.
Where: Photokina 2012, Colonge, Germany
Location: Hall 5.2, Stand E025c
When: 18th – 23rd September 2012
Haje Jan Kamps (CEO) and Matt Kane (CTO) are both available for interviews at Photokina 2012.
*Requires Android 2.3 Gingerbread or higher
Notes to Editor
Triggertrap v1 was funded using crowd-funding service Kickstarter. The project aimed to raise $25,000 (£16,000 / €20,000) to create its first product. The company raised more than 300% of its target amount, and nearly 900 backers funded them with $75,000 (£48,000 / €60,000). Following the success of Triggertrap v1, the company then developed Triggertrap Mobile (tri.gg/mobile), which launched in May 2012. As well as Triggertrap for Android and iOS, the company also offers a range of high-end products for keen amateur photographers and professionals, including the Triggertrap v1 and Triggertrap Shield for Arduino. With its broad range of products, Triggertrap is poised to become synonymous with semi-autonomous triggering of camera equipment.
Triggertrap Ltd was founded in 2011, and was brought to life following a round of crowd-funding via Kickstarter. Based in Bristol, UK, the company's smartphone triggering solutions have been downloaded more than 50,000 times, and their triggers are in use by thousands of photographers in more than a hundred different countries. Triggertrap’s entry-level products are a set of affordable hardware and software, which enables photographers to connect their smartphones to their SLR cameras. In addition to the entry-level products, Triggertrap sells a line of more advanced products, aimed at advanced amateurs and professional photographers, in particular for photographers who do high-speed studio- and experimental photography. For more information, please visit www.triggertrap.com