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Snapchat Has A Patent That Could Help It Become The Defacto Camera App

Snapchat Has A Patent That Could Help It Become The Defacto Camera App | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

Snapchat has a patent, “Single mode visual media capture,” on its technology that allows the user to take a picture by tapping the camera button and a video by holding down the same camera button. Photos are simply taken by the tap, and videos end when you release the camera button, or after 10 seconds.

 

The app always opens directly to the camera screen, and this single camera, single button for both photo and video makes capturing moments simple and very fast. Vine’s recording interface is most similar, and is also quite quick, but it only does video.

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How much of SnapChat's $800M valuation is due to this patent ?

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Imaging App Market Analyzed by 6Sight

Imaging App Market Analyzed by 6Sight | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it
The photo and video mobile app market is not only booming, it is also changing rapidly. A new study from 6Sight finds that of the 475 top-ranking photo and video apps, 46 percent are less than six months old; 20 percent have just been introduced in the last 90 days.

The study, Photo/Video App Market Analysis, describes the trends in downloads, sales, and grossing rankings for free and paid Android, iPhone, and iPad apps. It also analyzes how these various rankings vary for certain segments. The findings include:

·       Photo and Video apps priced at the minimum store level of $0.99 are more common among top ranking apps introduced in the last 180 days than among older apps

·       iPad and iPhone Photo and Video apps that offer in-app purchasing options receive lower user ratings than those without

·       within the rankings of Photo and Video apps downloaded on iPads, apps that are only available on iPads offer less often photo enhancement functions than those that are also available on iPhones
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Here's An App That Gets Rid Of Shaky iPhone Photos In A Surprising Way

Here's An App That Gets Rid Of Shaky iPhone Photos In A Surprising Way | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it
Vapp lets you keep your hands steady by triggering the camera with sound.
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