Cover photo by Kris Wallace.
It took exactly 19 seconds from when we launched Triggertrap Mobile from iOS, until we received the first tweet demanding an Android version. Back in June, we told everyone that we had some bad news; due to the audio delays built into Android devices, we said wouldn't be able to get Triggertrap to run on Android. However, that was only partially the truth: Observant readers will have noted that the main issue caused by the delay is related to sensor-driven triggering only, and that for quite a few of the Triggertrap modes, triggering speed is relatively immaterial.
So, whilst we've also been trying to find out a way to get around the audio delay issue, we continued work on the Android version of the app, and this is the moment you've been waiting for... It's finally here, ready for download right now!
Triggertrap Mobile for Android has the following modes:
- Cable Release
- Program mode (press to take a photo)
- Bulb mode (Press and hold to take a long exposure, release to end the exposure)
- Timed Bulb mode (Press to start a long exposure, press again to end it)
- Manual Mode (Select any time duration up to 24 hours, for super-long exposure photos)
- Bulb Ramping Timelapse
- Eased Timelapse (for taking timelapses with acceleration)
- DistanceLapse (for taking photos every so-and-so many meters, rather than every few seconds)
- Star Trail mode
- Long Exposure HDR
- Long Exposure HDR Timelapse
Pretty awesome, eh?
What do you need?
To use Triggertrap Mobile for Android, you need an Android phone or tablet with Android v2.3 Gingerbread or newer installed. You'll also need a Triggertrap Mobile Dongle and a camera connection cable to match your SLR or Advanced Compact camera. To find the correct cable, use our handy camera selector.
Please note that if your Android phone was purchased in the EU, you may need a Triggertrap Mobile Dongle v2. For Android devices sold outside the EU, you can use either the old or the new dongle & cable sets. Unlike iOS, there's no way we can test the app on every Android device on the market, so we've had to restrict our test suite to the following: HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC Legend, Google Nexus 7, HTC Desire and Amazon Kindle Fire. There's no reason it should not work with most other devices, but if you encounter problems do let us know.
Where can you get it?
It's on the Google Play Store now, and should be on the Amazon App Store within the week. Download the app here.