Boom 2.0 Beta Program – The 2nd Beta Is Out!

November 18th, 2014

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We hope all you people out there have been having a pleasant experience with the first beta of Boom 2.0 so far. The community has been very helpful in sending us feedback with every minor detail being reported and being worked upon. After collecting data related to crashes and bugs, we’ve made changes and introduced a new feature in this new beta update that comes out today. Although we’ve tried to address all reported issues, we’re still working on some of them and they will be addressed real soon. Also, we received a really touching testimonial from a user and we just had to share it with all of you.

With the release of the 2nd beta, we’ve introduced finer audio controls for a more intricate equalizer experience.  You can find frequency constraint controls in the equalizer section. When using either the regular 10-band equalizer or the advanced one, you will be able to have better control over the bands. Clicking on the bass, mid and treble icons in the 10-band equalizer will allow you to simultaneously move the nodes present under that category simultaneously.

Under ‘Advanced’, you’ll be able control and move all the frequencies at once that are categorized under bass, mid or treble. This gives a more precise and pro-like setting for you to make the most of. You also have a slider to the right of the equalizer that can be used to shift entire presets up and down in one go.

When this feature is ON, you can select a node. Next, all nodes in the same category will go up or down in proportion to the moves made.

Apart from this, there are several improvements that have been carried out in other areas. We’ve further polished the app in terms of audio and this is where we’d like to share what Mr. Ronald Norton, a veteran from the US Air Force, had to say about Boom 2.0 helping him out.

 

Hello, I have a few medical issues that Boom 2.0 helps me greatly. I am a Viet Nam era veteran of the US Air Force and I have a problem with my hearing. It is not just about getting more volume but the actual pitch of the volume that really helps me. I used your app with Bass Boost and it actually helps without causing other issues. I can’t speak for everybody, but I can speak of my own experience. I have PTSD and TBI from a brain infection and I am “100% Permanently and Totally Service-Connected Disabled.” Some applications just add volume and for me, that would be a total disaster. One of the residual impacts of the brain infection is that I am now an epileptic with grand mal seizures and the strange thing is what triggers them. For me, it can be as simple as an odor or scent, flickering light or certain types of sound. The important thing is that type of sound or the pitch of the sound, these are all important in helping the medication to prevent the grand mal seizures. Thank you for this opportunity to share my perspective on the use of your application. 

Respectfully,

Ronald Norton

 

We’re really happy that Boom has helped Mr. Norton in his everyday life and it only motivates us further in developing products that make a difference. Boom isn’t just about loud audio anymore. Boom 2.0 takes Mac acoustics into the future with added emphasis on the quality of audio that it churns out.

So download the beta 2 of Boom 2.0 and let us know what you think. Send us your feedback, bug reports and anything else you come across in this update. Oh, and if you still haven’t signed up for the Boom 2.0 Beta Program, register now! We’re also available on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Linkedin if you need to reach us. Happy Boomin’!

 

~ Siddharth

 

 

Camera Plus 4.1 – Now Even Better!

November 12th, 2014

4.1 for Camera Plus

 

Camera Plus has seen itself updated to v4.1 and the new version further polishes this App Store favorite. Coinciding with the release of iOS 8, Camera Plus with AirSnap came out with a brand new experience that would change the way you and I shoot photos and videos. With newly announced features like Handoff, Extensions etc. making their way into the app, it went on to feature in App Stores around the world. We couldn’t be any happier and none of this would’ve been possible without your patronage. So a massive thanks to all users!

Moving on, v4.1 brings subtle changes to should further streamline the entire experience. Some of the major improvements include support for ‘Focus Pixels’ on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Touch ID support to lock and unlock captures on the iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2 and other under-the-hood changes that you’ll notice when using the app. We hope you people update ASAP and take the app out for a spin. Do let us know if you come across any bugs or issues. We shall incorporate them in the upcoming update.

 

Major improvements: 

- Ability to rotate Text applied on images using gestures

- Supports ‘Focus Pixels’ for smooth video recording on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

- Touch ID support for iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2 when accessing the Private Folder

- When using Camera Plus in Photos Extension, the status shows you the features already applied

 

 AirSnap improvements:

- UI and UX improvements

- The Volume shutter is enabled by default

- Single tap and long tap gestures to zoom in AirSnap

- It’s now easier to exit preview on the remote camera – pinch, pan, rotate and single-tap gestures

 

For the full list of changes, please visit Camera Plus with AirSnap on the App Store.

 

If you haven’t given Camera Plus a shot yet, you’re missing out! We’ve always got an ear out for anything you have to say. Please reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Linkedin. Oh, and if you’re enjoying the app, do rate us on the App Store ;)

 

~ Siddharth

 

 

 

Stryke 1.0 Launches Worldwide!

November 12th, 2014

 

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After a soft launch in 7 countries, we are delighted to announce version 1.0 of ‘Stryke – Tap the fun’, a fun and simple way to connect with your loved ones using split-second looping videos. Stryke lets you experience the social world in a fun and personal way. We’re positive users will find the app extremely enjoyable in making hilarious clips on a daily basis as everything’s as simple as a tap.

 

Simplicity is king

Stryke is made to be as simple and easy as possible. Share anything from your best to your most humiliating foot-in-mouth memories with friends and family with just a tap! Any action – a dance move, high fives, a sly glance or a dog wagging its tail gets captured into a loop video and gives you your instant dose of funny; nothing amusing can ever be missed out!

 

Talk more with unique emoticons

Sometimes, words just aren’t enough to express yourself the way you want to. It might be one of those days when you just don’t have much to talk about but want to stay connected. Sure, you can type in your message but who wants to read an essay on whether or not you’re happy?

Say more than what you want to with talking emoticons that liven up the entire conversation!

 

Love it? Spread it!

Sharing and watching funny stories can make anybody’s day. It’s in our roots to watch viral videos on a daily basis and Stryke makes it easier to share and view your videos with just a tap. You can share them privately with friends who already use Stryke, or you can use various other apps that support sharing videos from your gallery.

 

Save and Share

Being able to think of various different conversations to use your videos in is a neat convenience in Stryke that lets you keep up with your hilarious pals always stealing your punch line! Save them in your camera roll and send them to your friends as many times as you like!

 

Anonymity in a world filled with peeping toms

We’ve all come across that obsessed girlfriend who checks what time you were last online. Even parents have begun taking advantage of the Internet to keep track of their kids. One of Stryke’s awesome features lets you add that extra zing of mischief by allowing an ‘anonymous’ avatar that keeps your identity hidden in a group conversation. Reveal your best friend’s secrets or proclaim love to your crush and watch the fun unfold!

 

 

Users loved the concept of Stryke and you can check out a few interesting stories created by them hereDownload Stryke and become an instant hit amongst your gang. Capture priceless expressions with Stryke and share them with your friends to keep the humor cooking!

 

~Haneyl

 

 

The Boom 2.0 Beta Program Is On!

November 10th, 2014

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And so the Boom 2.0 Beta Program has finally landed. Today marks the launch of a new chapter in Boom’s glittery history and we couldn’t be more proud of all the efforts that have gone into taking it to the next level. After listening to what all of you had to say since Boom’s introduction in 2011, we’ve iterated over and over again to come out with the best damn audio app there is for Mac!

With the release of Yosemite and the sea change that it has brought about, we felt it was time that Boom reinvented itself to be more futuristic and powerful. Also, Apple has started giving more control of how audio is handled and we felt Boom would benefit greatly and so Voila! Boom 2.0 brings a completely new interface, crisp and svelte graphics, powerful features and acoustic experience that is second to none.

 

All-New App For An All-New Experience:

This beta release is built specifically for Yosemite and supports the 64-bit architecture. This in turn leads to improved memory handling, CPU usage and leaves a smaller footprint compared to previous releases. Being built completely from scratch, we also included features that you can use to personalize the way you listen to music. The app itself now presents itself smartly, with sexy hues of blue and a sprinkling of gorgeous animations. Think of it as Boom 1.x on steroids.

 

Personal and Intimate:

Boom 2.0 is engineered for YOUR Mac. What that means is that no two Macs are the same and so Boom will analyze and set itself up according to the type of Mac; be it the MacBook Air or the iMac. You’re covered either way. Setting the tone for an experience that extends into this new-age, Boom also comes with advanced equalizer controls for you to tinker with. Adjust, slide and set up your preferred bands to create presets that suit your mood. All this and more accompanied by animations that create an atmosphere that simply draws you in.

 

Intelligent yet Sensitive:

If you’re into boosting the audio level of your music and video files, it’s your lucky day. Boom 2.0 now recommends the optimal output so that you don’t end up listening to crackled and distorted audio. Pretty neat, eh? We’re still improving and polishing on all the features and we’d like to thank all of you who’ve registered for the program and are helping us prep Boom 2.0 up for the big time.

 

Please play around with the Beta and let us know what you think! We’re looking for bugs, errors and anything else that seems out of place. In addition to the above, we’ve got more surprises included in this beta of Boom 2.0. This Program is still open for those who haven’t already signed up! Head to our page and enroll yourself now to help shape your favorite Mac audio app. You can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Linkedin! Good day!

 

 

~ Siddharth

 

 

Boom 2.0 Beta Program – Sign Up And Refine Your Favorite Mac Audio App!

October 29th, 2014

 

Ola Boomers!

To start things off, we’d like to thank each and every one of you for using Boom and enjoying its acoustical goodness. With the sole intention of offering an unparalleled audio experience, it has always stayed true to its core vision of being in the background and acting as the conductor. Moving forward, Boom is poised for much greater things and we’re sure all of you will be pleasantly surprised.

Boom 2.0 is a new, completely re-engineered and fully featured audio companion for your Mac. The next major upgrade will soon dawn upon us and if you’re on Yosemite (v10.10), we’d like your help to make it run flawlessly. This will enable it to achieve consistency in terms of performance on a variety of Macs running it. We’re introducing a Beta Program for Boom 2.0 and registrations for the same are now open. The premise is real simple. Head to the signup page, enter your details and test your heart out! If there was ever a time when you wish you could help Boom spread its wings, this is it!

We hope you folks play an active role as the Boom community has always been immense. Trust us, this is the beginning of something real special and it is only bound to get better! So register for the program if you’re rocking Yosemite and we’ll make sure you get the acoustical ride of a lifetime. You can also reach us on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Linkedin for any assistance!

 

~ Siddharth