Been ages again hasn’t it. Maybe I should stop apologising and realise that updating this journal will probably only be now and again and not on the weekly basis I though I would… we’ll just go with the flow shall we.
Previously on Braqes, I was looking for an investor, I had been contacted by two potential Angels from an Angel site and was hoping to start looking into hiring a dedicated developer.
Nothing has come of that. But thats good, because we are at a whole new level now. Read more →
The past few months I’ve been getting into Mobile photography alot. Now I’m no gifted photographer and all I’m using is Instagram to show case my work. In order to keep my creativity or inspiration going I have been joining some Instagram challenges and playing with other mobile photography apps to make my amateur attempts look a bit better.
In about a month or too I’m thinking of jumping into the DSLR thing, and will learn whats involved there, but for now I wanted to show you some of the cool challenges and tools out there. Hopefully this will help you too.
Something to note, alot of these tools are due to me being bored with Instagram’s filters. I think they are overused. On top of this, even though I’m about to show you some cool apps, there is always that chance of over editing a photo. I’ve done this a few times, thinking an image looks great when in fact it looks like some badly photoshopped clipart from the 90′s. Don’t over do it. No amount of fairy bubble or sparkly lights will make that image any better.
Its been a crazy few months.
Lets get you up to speed, We launched Braqes beta. One of the most nerve-racking things I’ve ever done in my life. Giving complete strangers access to something you have spent the last year building and convincing yourself its a great idea and will work, then encouraging them to give feedback. Their thoughts, improvements and possibly criticisms. Its expected yes, I mean it helps you earn and improve the product, but still – imagine after all the money and time someone mentions how shit this is and whats the point? It will hit home, the startup is your baby.
Braqes was supposed to launch in beta a month ago, yet bug after bug keeps popping up.
We moved all the files over to the new servers – which I think may need to upgrade as well, and now I’m discovering certain things can’t handle what the site is supposed to do. It’s doing my head in!
This is amazing. For around £46 you get access to all of Adobe’s products. Plus seamless integration across devices. Was about to purchase PShop CS6 but going for this now. You can get it all, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects and loads more.
Watch the clip, find out more here. Very, very cool
***Update : if you own CS3 and up you can get a deal here £27.34
I write about apps for my iPad or iPhone that I love and use a lot, occasionally a game slips through :
Remember when Angry birds first came out? Every waking moment was spent trying to get through those levels, or worse – get 3 stars on each level. Addictive. Soon we became used to it, a few new levels here and there. Then came Cut the rope and Plants vs Zombies, all addictive. Constantly drawing your attention from the important things, like your job. Along came Temple run and DrawSomething (serious nose dive on the numbers there)Then we became a little used to them too, with the occasional play.
So I waited for the next game that would draw me in and not let me escape its clutches, yes I tried others, but got bored.
Finally, no longer having to look at some 2x pixelated version, Spotify has launched on the iPad.
With Airplay too….boya! Stream your tunes straight to your apple TV. Did so this morning, very cool.
If they can allow for apps on this on the next upgrade, job done.
Looks great too, easy Nav, all your friends are there too, playlists neatly arranged. You will need the premium subscription of course.
Wired has a great review here.