With so many alternative offerings to the stock iOS Camera app available throughout the App Store, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for developers to bring something new and unique to the table. Today, I stumbled across Moment Camera, and although its feature set isn’t as expansive as a lot of point-and-shoot utilities, it has a beautiful, clean, and minimalistic UI which renders it well worth checking out.
As you may have noticed by some of our previously-featured apps here at Redmond Pie, we love a bit of minimalism. Rather than cluttering an interface with unnecessary extras in some kind of boastful gesture of feature count, some devs seek to keep the look as tidy as possible, and when it comes to taking photos, we need to be able to preview as much of our desired range as possible, so as to take the capture shot, first time. Considering this, Sangho Lee, developer of Moment Camera, has placed all the relevant settings within the app across six small discs at the top of the UI each of which is collapsible should you want to change a specific setting.
The first disc covers flash settings (off, on, auto or torch), while the second disc allows you to take burst shots of 3, 4, 5, 8 or 10. The third disc houses the timer, which will take a photo (or series of photos) at 3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds, while the fourth disc contains various grids to aid the accuracy of your photo-taking position.
The penultimate disc reveals the app’s settings, through which you can activate or silent the timer sound, toggle the Auto Hide button on/off, and adjust the shot interval (for burst shots) between 0, 0.5 and 1 second.
Having used Moment Camera for the past couple of hours, I am certainly impressed by how responsive it is, and how smoothly the features work. If you’ve only ever really used the native Camera app for iOS, and are looking for a couple of extra features (timer, burst shots), then Moment Camera is your perfect upgrade. Tapping anywhere within the screen will still initiate auto focus, and if you want to flip to the front-facing camera, this feature is once again situated in the top right-hand corner.
At $0.99, it’s a bargain, and if you like your apps to be understated yet efficient, grab it via the link below.
(Source: Moment Camera for iPhone on App Store)