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Do you live somewhere south like Florida or Southern California and never get to see snow? Maybe you’re tired of seeing your friends pictures and videos on Facebook of their white Christmas. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could post the same videos of your family? Wait for it….yep, there’s an app for that. With Weather-Cam you can take pictures and videos and add animated snow, hail, rain, or lightning. You also have the option to switch on realistic sounds as well as choose an existing picture from your photo album.
If you enjoy photo apps we all know the App Store is flooded with all different kinds. That’s why it’s so important that apps like Weather-Cam get reviewed if they have any chance of success. This is the first app for Ruqqia Begum who is from the UK, and I think it’s a very good start for what she wanted to accomplish. At the same time it is a first app, and some of the weather effects could be more realistic. Most of them work much better if you are actually outside. If you plan on using the rain you’ll need to make sure the rain drops are even with the ground, and the lightning could be more in the background instead of right in your face.
The app itself is nicely put together with a storm background and only sliders and buttons you need. To take a video or picture all you have to do is choose your effect, and then decide if you want to take a picture or video with a simple radio button. This is also where you would choose an existing picture. If I were to pick my favorite features in Weather-Cam it would be taking videos using the snow effect. Taking a video of your dog with real-time snow and swirling winds feels and sounds pretty realistic. I can see it now, Facebook Post: “Look at my Becca playing in the snow waiting for Santa to come”. Well I raise your Becca with a video of me in the pool in the middle of a snow storm!
Of course you must have a way to save your pictures and videos, and once you click capture to take your photo/video, you are given the option to save to your library or share on Facebook. We’ve all seen apps that forget to navigate you easily through their screens, and Weather-Cam does not fail that category. I never asked myself what should I click next, and if you need to cancel something there is always an option. So if you’re a photo and video app altering lover, it’s time to cough up .99¢ because Weather-Cam has taken the App Store by storm!
Most of us have downloaded an app similar to Beardify or Fatify just to make someone laugh, and My Dog Talks is no different. If you are a lover of dogs you will definitely waste some time trying to make funny animated dog talking faces. Created by a family of four and a Roxy, a fun idea became a reality.
To start, my Dog Talks has the type of graphics I love to see. So many apps throw tons of buttons at your face with small letters you can’t read. You won’t come across that issue as you will find just the buttons you need to use. Those consist of a camera button to take a picture, camera roll to choose an existing dog picture, and a dog park to find saved pictures you’ve created in the app.
So what’s going to make you decide to download the app? Well if you love your dog like I love my Morgee, it’s funny to see what it would look like if your dog could talk. I figure my dog would say something like, “you have some serious issues dad”, or, “I can’t believe you let me lick your face after I clean myself”. A decent picture of your dogs face at a reasonable distance and angle is a must if you want My Dog Talks to work. You’ll find out when you try to pinch and drag the guide over your dogs face if the picture won’t work. Once you have the right photo lined up you can easily flip through six different mouths to cover your dogs face. The bad news is there is currently only six and I would love to see more options. The human mouth list consists of a smile, a woman’s lips, braces, a cigar, missing teeth, and vampire teeth. Once you’ve lined up your mouth of choice you can preview the mouth opening and then move on to deciding your dogs voice.
My Dog Talks gives you a few voice options like a high pitched or low pitched voice, but I like to use my own voice. Hopefully you’re not like me where you end up giving your dog the voice of Counsuela or Mr. Herbert from Family Guy. One neat feature before you hit record for your first of many takes is you can just talk and your dog will repeat it. You can easily record what you want your dog to say and just as easily watch your dog talk to you, but it will need to be a short video or it won’t work. The mouth of your dog should open and close as if to go along with what you recorded. It’s not perfect, but if you’re in a quiet room and speak clearly it’s actually pretty accurate. Once you’re set on a video you can simply drop it to your camera roll, or share it in the usual social media ways.
You won’t find tons of features to mess around with, but everything you are given makes it easy to create long lasting dog memories. My Dog Talks colors are attractive, everything is quick, and I’ve yet to find any errors. Even better news is Appy Ever After offers a portion of their profits to homeless dogs. So go ahead and download My Dog Talks as you’re sure to get a few laughs by yourself, on Facebook, or even at a party!
Fast Camera is a very user friendly app where you can take a high number of photos very quickly. How many times have you asked someone at a restaurant to take a picture of your family only to find out the picture was terrible? You can interrupt the random photo taker again, or just delete the photo and try again next family reunion. Why don’t we just avoid the issue all together and download this fantastic camera app!
Here’s how easy it is to end up with the most memorable photos no matter the situation. When you first open Fast Camera your screen is already taking pictures for you, that way you don’t miss that crazy lightning strike or meteor shower. All you have to do is push the start button to begin taking pictures, and hit the stop button when you want to stop. At the top you have a settings button, light options, front or rear camera, and a plus+ sign for some tutorials and info. You’ll see how many pictures are being taken at the bottom left as it increases, and you can hit that or push the review button to view your compiled photos. What I love about the review page is the fact that none of the pictures taken have been saved to your camera roll until you say so. From here you can select which photos to preview, delete, or save to your iPhone. You can also save to Cinemagram, or even turn those photos into a video. You might be saying to yourself why wouldn’t I just use my normal camera app to take a video? See how long it takes with your normal camera app to take that cute picture of your dog, then switch over to video to start recording. Yeah, much easier to use Fast Camera instead.
That’s as deep as the app gets, but you also have some great setting features at your fingertips. Inside the settings options is where you can decide how your Fast Camera works. You can change the delay between pictures from a 1/10 of a second all the way up to five minutes, if your capturing the movement of a turtle. I recommend turning on folders which separates the photos taken each time you start and stop taking pictures. Along the same lines you can also set the maximum number of photos Fast Camera will take, otherwise you’ll be stuck searching through a thousand pictures. There’s a few other features, but the last one I’ll cover is the timer. It’s tough enough taking a good picture with your phone, it’s even harder to try and set a timer and run as fast as you can before your picture is taken. You have four timer options 3, 5, 10, or 30 seconds. This is a nice feature so you can stand next to your friends and take a bunch of serious and goofy pictures and be done with it. You know what I’m talking about ladies, “I don’t like the way I look, we have to do it again!”
Overall Fast Camera is one of those apps that I’ll probably keep on my iPhone for awhile as it’s useful and glitch free so far. The only thing missing is the option to zoom, but lets be honest zooming in at all kills the quality. i4software has a good amount of apps in the App Store, and they seem to appeal to iPhone users with decent ratings. Thanks for finding this app for me dad!
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