Photographers Jump On the iPhone & iPad App Wagon
Here is a good example of what you as a photographer, stylist, or any type of creative with a portfolio might consider implementing in an App, should you go down that route.
We're taking a look at the just released iPhone & iPad app by photographer Vivienne Balla. (download here)
The app, as you'll see in the images and video below, is smart both in design, information, and sharing capabilities. It is split into:
- Latest portfolio
- Backstage Videos
- Vivienne's Diary - Tumblr blog
- Exclusive wallpapers for iPhone & iPad
- Available in English, Italian, French & Hungarian
- Sharing pictures on Facebook, and Email
- Various interfaces on iPhone & iPad
I'll be curious to know what it cost to put an app like this together, but as she noted on her blog post the app did take "many, many hours are in development,". I would presume many of those went into simplifying it as well. But I think the final result is quiet great. She could have added a lot more but the idea here is to share who you are, what you do and examples of your work. She also notes that over 500 downloads already took place without her advertising it.
While we're talking apps, I did just come across a company called Red Foundry that claims to be able to help you build sophisticated apps without any coding. I have not done my home work on it yet, but I thought I mention it. It claims to be way more sophisticated than the other DIY options already out there.
if you know more, or have experince in these things do share with us.