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Apple´s App Store marks 10th anniversary

Apple´s App Store marks 10th anniversary

But both iOS and Android versions include manual control over shutter speed, ISO, white balance, focus, and exposure compensation.

Full Manual experience: Control exposure, ISO, shutter speed, focus, and white balance independently with easy to use sliders and double taps to reset. Apple recently revealed it has paid out over $100billion to developers since the App Store began in 2008. That allows photographers to focus on one area but measure the exposure off another area of the photo. There's also more in-depth search options, along with pages showing the top apps and Editor's Choice picks. You can also try some of the basic features for free.

Precise video: Change your resolution and frame rate on screen, without digging into a settings menu.

Auto video stabilization: Make your videos buttery smooth. Over the next few months, developers work furiously to create apps for the yet unannounced iPhone 3G. While this function isn't unique to the Moment app, it's still nice to have.

Moment has made a business out of creating hardware such as attachable lenses and cases meant to transform the way people take images with their smartphones. On dual-lens iPhones, the app lets you choose which lens to shoot from (wide-angle or telephoto). It's free now with in-app purchases, but used to cost $US1.




To find out more, hit up the Moment site. Unfortunately, the function isn't available on Android yet (mainly the Samsung S9 Plus), but Moment says it's working on it. Just three days later, the number of apps on offer has climbed to 800, and the total number of downloaded apps has already reached 10 million.

Third-party apps for managing the time we spend on our smartphones have been around for years, but there now seems to be a collective realization from the technology makers themselves that all this time staring at screens might not be good for us. Just a fair warning, though, that they primarily focus on the iOS app which does now offer several features not yet found on the Android app.

"Moment is nearly 5 years old and in that time we've learned an incredible amount about our customer: who they are, why they buy, where they go, how they shoot, etc.", Barros told GeekWire.

Barros called the Pro Camera App one of the hardest products to build, but the company wanted to start with something that was on par with what it's offering with lenses. Check out our favorites for iOS and Android, as well as the best camera apps for shooting RAW.