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I had this impression, and now it looks like a lot more than that, for some time now that the apps for iOS are either better or exist exclusively for it. I thought, at least in a case of one particular app, that somehow Apple secretly incentivizes that app's developers to always make it better for Apple's devices and that they might have some kind of a secret contract that slows down Android development in favour of iOS. Then a few days ago I typed into Google "why are apps better for ios". This popped up in one of the results (it's from 2015): Young people I talk to with Android phones have them because it was cheap, or free, and their goal is to buy an iPhone a year or two from now when they have the money. They settled with an Android phone and now they’re settling with clunky implementations of the apps their friends had before them on their iPhones. I’m building for iOS because I want to target users with taste and buying power. :lol: at the Prada bag and BMW comments! Not that it's not true. :ph34r: Not much change in the recent few years, although I could say an iPhone in this sense is not what it once was. Also, on the other hand, the competitors just can't take this crown from Apple, no matter what they do, it seems. I think that another result even said that Google's own apps are better for iOS. :lol: :blink: :ph34r: In that iMac Pro thread I saw that Android vs. iOS popped up briefly. So I was wondering what are your thoughts and experinces, likes and dislikes, when it comes to both of these operating systems and their possibilities. Why do you prefer the one you use?
Several days ago, I asked Satsuki about how they knew the Sun will appear at a particular spot in one of the scenes in Satsuki’s reel. I was aiming to find out if Satsuki was using any of the Sun-tracking apps. There are a few which seem to be really popular, especially with photographers. One of them is PhotoPills, currently available only for iOS, but there is an Android version in the works (if I remember correctly, by the end of the year it will hit Play Store). The app is $9.99 in the App Store: http://www.photopills.com/ It looks gorgeous. Its competitor is the Sun Surveyor app, available both for Android and iOS. It’s $7.99 in the Play Store: http://www.sunsurveyor.com/ Looks great, too. Another similar one, available on both platforms is The Photographer’s Ephemeris, which also has a free Web app: http://photoephemeris.com/ Satsuki mentioned Sun Seeker. http://www.ozpda.com/ Then there's the Set Lighting Technician, $5.99, which provides specifications for most frequently used lights on set. Available for both platforms, though one commentator in the Play Store says that the iPhone version has more information. So I was wondering are there any other apps, of any other type, which you use and which are useful in your job?
Revamped Interface Offers Enhanced User Experience; Now Available on Android and Windows WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (May 28, 2015) - Panavision has released a new and groundbreaking version of its popular PANASCOUT application. Adopted by industry professionals as an essential creative tool during preproduction, PANASCOUT was the first application to allow capturing and sharing of images encoded with the crucial metadata needed on location scouts. PANASCOUT is available for free on all mobile devices running iOS, Android and Windows platforms. A wide range of intuitive functions and a redesigned user interface make it even easier to record and share images and information with the entire creative team. PANASCOUT now offers video capture in PANAFRAME, a framing overlay that displays a choice of aspect ratios from true widescreen 2.40 (Anamorphic), to 1.85 (Super 35mm), 1.78 (16:9 HD), and 1.33 (4:3) and custom. Metadata automatically incorporates date/time, file name, focal length, aspect ratio, and any notes added by the user, which can be saved to a folder or the device's library. A "Map it" button allows photos to be plotted on a map identifying the exact location where they were taken. Additionally, by clicking the "P" button, users can find contact information for the closest Panavision office anywhere in the world. Additional features available via in-app purchases include: Video capture - now with PANAFRAME overlay and metadata Folder management - organize, rename and sort photos/videos Customization tools - create custom aspect ratios and control the transparency of the masking bars Additional image data - add GPS coordinates, compass direction, and sunrise/sunset to image metadata Sharing capabilities - send images and videos direct to Dropbox, YouTube, Tumblr or email Zoom and Prime lens controls - options for previewing with Zoom and Prime lenses, which includes a focal length display in the 35mm film format equivalent. Built in functionality automatically identifies each device camera and then converts the focal length to display the equivalent of the 35mm film format Audio notes -- add voice notes to photos, or text notes or tags to photos and videos For more information, visit www.panascout.com.