Update, 26 April 2012: it’s arrived. Download the update from the App Store!
It’s only a couple of days since we launched 645 PRO, and here we are announcing Release 1.10. Why? Well, there are two reasons: fixing things and adding things.
Pretty much all Release 1.0 products have issues that get missed during testing. The more complicated the product, the more you can be sure this will be the case. Usually, they take a little time to appear, and they can then be pretty hard to pin down, especially as they often affect only a small percentage of people using the product. However, 645 PRO has been an unexpected “instant success”, which has—among other things—helped to telescope that process rather dramatically. We’ve been told about problems very quickly, and we’re working with a big enough data-set that its unusually easy for us to identify what’s causing them. And once you’ve done that, you can get down straight away to fixing them (or starting what is, typically, an iterative process of fixing them).
We’ve also received plenty of suggestions. Some are things we’d love to do, but will require a lot of development time (if they’re even possible). Some are impossible (and we’d love to implement many of those—we just can’t). And some are good, simple to implement, require minimal testing and leave you wondering: why didn’t we think of that in the first place—let’s just do it!
For example: quite a number of iPhone photographers use iPhone cases that include a tripod mount (our favourite actually has five—and no we’re not affiliated or connected in any way). What we didn’t realise was how many iPhone photographers used cases with a single tripod mount on the side of the case opposite the volume controls. Attach your camera to a tripod, fire up 645 PRO…and it’s upside down.
With Release 1.10 you can make it the right way up again. Just treble-tap on the Back Selector, and the whole app rotates 180°. Simple, really.
The new version of the app is already in Apple’s hands awaiting approval, and will be available for your iPhone as soon as it gets that approval.
Here’s a list of what’s coming:
- dRAW TIFF option saves full—645—format, whatever the choice of Back (rather than cropped)
- Both landscape orientations now supported
- Grid, Meter, WB-L and Timer buttons have larger “hot zone”, so easier to press
- Enhanced memory/CPU management
- Fixed “black screen” for users trying to review/share images with Location Services disabled
- Fixed two major battery drain issues that could be triggered under certain circumstances
- Fixed minor formatting issue with Software metadata tag
- Fixed Flickr sharing bug where descriptive text was were not being posted
- Fixed Flickr sharing timeout bug for larger files
- Fixed incorrectly capitalized camera name in metadata
- Fixed intermittent crash when saving multiple JPEG+TIFFs
- Camera control returned somewhat more quickly after shot taken
- Updated dRAW LCD and saving tell-tales to read +TIFF, plus updated User Manual
There will, of course, be more enhancements (and, inevitably, more fixes) coming in the future as we continue to try providing you with the most powerful iPhone camera tools out there.