I often browse through new apps and noticed one that looked interesting called Soundgramr. It’s a Universal app that grabs six seconds of sound as you are snapping a photo.
Imagine if that picture taken on a rainy day actually had the sounds of raindrops falling. Or if that picture taken at a party actually had the sounds of people having fun.
I enjoyed using this to take shots when I was in public places such as a coffee shop or a restaurant with nice ambiance (you’ll see what I mean in the video below). Once you snap the photo you can apply a basic filter to it if you want to.
Then you can scroll through your images and listen to the sound that loops as you look at your image. It gives you a really quick “how I felt at the moment” impression. I always find it a fascinating how the mind can be triggered by a variety of media. The app also saves the original photo at full resolution (on my iPhone 5) when you snap the photo which is a nice feature.
Since it does include sound, this video is a much easier way to see and hear what it does!
It is currently priced at $1 on the iTunes App Store. For those that are interested, go ahead and download it. Pretty fun. It’s great for personal memories. One thing I’d like to see in an update is a way to ‘share’ the moment by sending it as a short movie clip or posting to a sight. I dropped a line to the developer and that might get added in a future update. Overall it’s a great app for keeping little trinkets of happy/sad moments with you. Rain, latte getting foamed, snowplow scraping the road, etc. Maybe the next version will also include odor.
You can learn more on the Soundgramr Home Page.
PS. I might have a few promo codes to give away in the next few days. Stay tuned.
Soundgramr 1.0 Press Release
Independent development studio, JViCo is proud to announce the release
of Soundgramr 1.0, their new photo app developed for iPhone, iPad and
iPod touch. Soundgramr brings photo and sound together. It’s a photo
app that, when taking a picture, also captures the audio with it,
giving another dimension to photographing.
Imagine if that picture taken on a rainy day actually had the sounds
of raindrops falling. Or if that picture taken at a party actually had
the sounds of people having fun. Soundgramr captures the moment like
Tap on “Capture” and while the picture is taken, the audio is recorded
simultaneously. It’s all done in one single step, because the app
makes no distinction between taking a photo and recording audio –
they’re one “soundgram”. It’s possibly the only app on the App Store
that focuses on this. The recorded clip has 6 seconds, which can be
heard in an endless loop from the app’s timeline. It’s also possible
to see on a map where the picture was taken.
Made for both the photo lovers and the music/sound lovers, Soundgramr
is still a photo app though and, for the retro lovers, it comes with
11 photo filters and vignette control. All images are saved at full
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 16.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Soundgramr 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other
currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store
in the Photo & Video category.