With Google's mobile OS claiming a whopping 68 percent of the world's total smartphone marketshare, it's almost a requirement for companies to expand outside of that other well-known platform. Naturally, the Kickstarter-funded Triggertrap has taken note of this and is now announcing that its automatic shutter release creation will be available on Android starting today. Unlike on iOS, however, the Triggertrap Mobile application won't have a free version on Google Play (or Amazon's app store), so users will have to shell out $5 for the app in order to get started -- of course, that's on top of the $30 for the must-have dongle and matching cable. Triggertrap's expected to be showing off the new Android app at Photokina next week, and you know we'll be sure to bring you a demo to help you decide if it's indeed worth pulling the trigger.
Triggertrap unveils new Android app
London, 14 September 2012 – Today, Triggertrap launches its Android app, bringing the ability to trigger SLR cameras from their smartphones to millions of Android users. Following the incredible success of the Triggertrap Mobile for iOS, budding photographers can now take their creative photography skills to the next level, whatever their smartphone of choice.
By combining the success from its previous products - the Kickstarter-funded Triggertrap v1, Triggertrap Shield for Arduino and Triggertrap Mobile for iOS - the team is extending its existing portfolio and continues to pioneer the camera triggering market with products unlike any others. Triggertrap provides consumers with creative triggering solutions by offering an array of different ways to trigger their digital SLR cameras from their Android enabled smartphones.
Haje Jan Kamps, CEO of Triggertrap comments, "As soon as we launched Triggertrap for iOS, we started work on the Android app. Triggertrap for Android is the logical next step in our plans to bring our innovative product to more mobile devices. Following the huge success of Triggertrap for iOS, we're excited about the next phase, offering millions of Android users the chance to take amazing photographs in never-before-seen ways."
Triggertrap Mobile for Android
Aimed at the mainstream photography market, the Android software is paired with a Triggertrap Mobile Dongle, a hardware device enabling photographers to connect their smartphones to SLR cameras. At the core of the Android app, means you will have a portable device which you can carry in your pocket and capture action as it happens.
Not content with just being a cable release, the Triggertrap Mobile for Android app comes with eight different modes, giving users the chance to easily take a broad range of images, including five different timelapse modes, long-exposure HDR modes and 'star trail' photography mode. The timelapse modes include Eased Timelapse, which enables photographers to take timelapse sets that include acceleration, and Bulb Ramping timelapses; perfect for photographing ultra-smooth timelapse sets of sunrises and sunsets.
Triggertrap Mobile Dongle v2
Photokina 2012 will see the launch of the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle v2. This updated version of the mobile gadget will work with both iOS and Android. Offering a total of nine different camera connectors means that the Mobile Dongle v2 will work more than 280 different cameras, while a new slimline plug will make it easier to use in conjunction with smartphone cases. Speedier than the original Mobile Dongle v1, the new v2 will cost £19.00 (US$29.99), which includes a camera connection cable. Triggertrap Mobile Dongle v2 will ship towards the end of September.
Triggertrap Mobile for iOS
Triggertrap Mobile for iOS* has proved to be a huge success, with over 50,000 downloads from the App Store, and thousands of Mobile Dongles have been sold to date. Triggertrap Mobile for iOS is available as a free version (available from http://tri.gg/ttf), with three of the modes from the full version of the app. The paid-for version costs £6.99 ($9.99 – http://tri.gg/ttm) and includes thirteen different modes. From version 1.4, launching at the end of September, Triggertrap Mobile for iOS will be available in a number of languages, including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Norwegian and Dutch. Soon after, it will be available in Chinese, Russian and Japanese.
The Android* app costs £2.99 (US$4.99). Users will need a Triggertrap Mobile Dongle (£15.80 / US$24.99) and a matching cable (£6.30 / US$9.99). A dongle and cable bundle costs just £19.00 (US$29.99).
For more detailed information, please visit www.triggertrap.com. The Android app will be available to download from Amazon Appstore for Android and from Google Play from 14th September 2012.
*Requires Android 2.3 Gingerbread or higher