Snippet: Camera+ 4 Snark Peak ☇

Shared on January 31, 2013

In a recent blog post, Tap Tap Tap’s John Casasanta pokes fun at the growing trend of minimalist apps, and “previews” an upcoming version. The post also mentions an actual fact: the company has sold ten million copies of the popular camera app:

For the first three major versions of Camera+, we tried to put a lot of emphasis on both design and functionality. But studies have shown that this isn’t the direction that the mobile industry is going. What’s now in vogue are much more primitive, “flatter” designs and a general scaling back of useful features. It’s become Clear that these flat designs that lack logical features are on the Rise and the more detailed designs with desired features are becoming as rare as Solar eclipses.

So following in the footsteps of all these trendy, new apps, we’ve removed all the rich Corinthian leather from Camera+ and whittled photography down to its barest essentials… shooting, gloating, limericking.

It comes across a bit heavy-handed, but did bring a smile to my face today.

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