New Spotliter v1.2 for iOS 9 now available

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Dear Spotliter fans – Happy New Year! A new version of Spotliter (v1.2) was recently released to address issues related to iOS9 that were preventing users from recording video and capturing photos. We are happy to inform you that Spotliter’s unique photo and video effects are available again for you to capture some amazing photos and videos with your iPhones.

all the best!
the Spotliter Team

Spotliter temporarily removed from iOS app store

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We have removed Spotliter from the app store due to issues related to the iOS 9 release which caused the capture/record, camera switch, and flash buttons to no longer appear, making the app unusable. We are working on a fix and will make the app available again once the new version has been completed and then approved for release. We regret any inconvenience caused by this issue and we thank you for using Spotliter.

Fast Company interviews Spotliter CEO Kris Ramanathan about iOS 8

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Four Major Headaches Apple Fixed Shows It’s Listening To Complaints For Once

by Michael Grothaus, Fast Company, 2014-06-06

When Tim Cook took to the stage at WWDC this week you could tell something was different. Usually the keynote is dedicated to showcasing all the front-end, user-centric features of the next iOS and OS X, with the new developer tools taking a backseat at private labs during the week. But this time Cook revealed that a full third of the keynote would be dedicated to showcasing the greatest features of the iOS 8 SDK–something Cook boasted was the “biggest release since the launch of the App Store.”

It turns out that wasn’t just hyperbole. As WWDC winds to a close here are what developers told us are four of the massive changes to the iOS SDK that will make coding for it better than ever. What’s most surprising? In an uncharacteristically sympathetic way for Apple, they seem correspond to the most prevalent developer complaints.

1. iOS 8 Is More Open Than Ever

“It appears that Apple really listened to a lot of the issues being raised by the app development community and has responded with a release that is focused on addressing our concerns, which is reflected in their claim of 4,000 APIs in the iOS 8 SDK,” says Kris Ramanathan, CEO and cofounder of Netomat, the company that makes the critically praised Spotliter photo and video app for iOS.

Ramanathan’s assertion is something that I’m not used to hearing from developers, who always seem just a bit dissatisfied after each WWDC. However this year things seem different and virtually every developer I spoke with agrees with Ramanathan’s statement.

Read more…

Spotliter photos now on Instagram!

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Spotliter photos now on InstagramHello all – Spotliter photos now on Instagram! We’ve added a number of photos taken using Spotliter and different touch effects to our new Instagram account at http://instagram.com/spotliter.

Please check it out and also tag your Spotliter photos and videos on Instagram with #Spotliter and the touch effect you used, e.g. #OVERLAY, so that we can see and like your amazing photos and videos too.

Hongkiat.com reviews Spotliter

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Thanks to Hongkiat.com for posting a nice review of Spotliter. Here are some excerpts from the post:

Insert Interactive Filters To Videos & Photos With Spotliter [IOS]

Apps such as Instagram allows you to add layers onto your photos. These type of apps are very popular due to the photo filtering functionality, allowing users to create photographs that have a certain type of look to them. Some developers have tried the same with video, where a filter is added to achieve different color effects.

Spotliter, however, goes beyond simple color filters. The free app provides the users more than the usual black & white or sepia filters. Spotliter provides interactive filters where users can create videos while manipulating the filter effects as they shoot them. Let’s check out the app, shall we?…

…The amazing thing about the app is that all of the filters can be applied and changed while the video is being recorded. You can use one filter one moment, then change it to another in the next second. It also allows you to pause your video recording, giving you time to switch filters before resuming.

Read the full review at Hongkiat.com.

…and now a video using the SKETCH touch effect.

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A few days ago, we posted some cool looking photos taken in NYC using the SKETCH touch effect. But SKETCH also works amazingly well when you use it to record video and capture things which are moving all around you. Check out this video of the same NYC streets using SKETCH. A friend told us that it reminded her of that Aha music video from a generation ago (Take on me)! Check it out – it’s only 10 seconds.

Recording this is about as simple as you get – Just start Spotliter, go into video capture mode, select SKETCH and move your finger on the screen to see what part of the screen you want in SKETCH mode and what part you want to record “unfiltered.” Start recording. That’s it. You can even move your finger around on the screen while recording to change the sketch area.

Fun examples of photos taken using the Spotliter SKETCH touch effect

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It was warm outside for the first time in a while here in midtown Manhattan – so started walking around taking pictures with Spotliter and really got into the SKETCH touch effect for some reason. Just slide or tap your finger on what you want to look “real” and snap your photo. Pretty simple.

What is a photograph? 43rd Street in Manhattan captured using Spotliter's SKETCH touch effect

Coca Cola in the city, NYC - captured using Spotliter's SKETCH touch effect

Avenue of the Americas, NYC - captured using Spotliter's SKETCH touch effect

UPS Truck captured using Spotliter's SKETCH touch effect

Videomaker: Spotliter app brings live touchscreen editing

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SPOTLITER APP BRINGS LIVE TOUCHSCREEN EDITING: TOUCH, TAP, AND SWIPE VIDEO EFFECTS

Excerpt: “Spotliter is one of few iPhone video apps that takes full advantage of the iPhone’s touchscreen and user interface to add various video effects while the user is recording”

Making videos can be serious business. At the same time, today’s tools should help video to be fun and easy to create. New technologies are changing the way that video is made, in particular the Apple’s iPhone is creating a new paradigm in mobile video for the masses. There are lots of iPhone video apps out there that do just that, change the way everyday users create video.

A fair number of iPhone video apps allow users to add effects after they record. Many of these apps make sharing videos on social media sites much easier. And there are some iPhone video apps that utilize the technology embedded in the iPhone and the iPod Touch.

iPhones and other mobile devices are designed around the user interface which is inherently intuitive because of the touchscreen. Spotliter is one of few iPhone video apps that takes full advantage of the iPhone’s touchscreen and user interface to add various video effects while the user is recording.

Spotliter and Touch Effects

The goal of the Spotliter developers was “to make a video camera app that offered powerful, sophisticated effects yet was very simple and intuitive to use.” Spotliter allows users to apply various effects during the recording process with simple gestures such as swiping, tapping, pinching, and sliding. Spotliter refers to these as touch effects. It’s a simple concept that works like a touchscreen camera should, allowing users to apply different filters and effects to their videos.  Read more