iPhone App Awards Selected from Most Frequently Used Apps in Adorama’s 1st Annual iPhone Photography Contest
by Diane Berkenfeld
Adorama (www.adorama.com) today announced the winners of the first annual APPOS – iPhone App Awards for Photography. The annual APPOS Awards are designed to spotlight the rapid rise in popularity of the iPhone as a new platform for digital point-and-shoot photography and to recognize developers of outstanding photo Apps.
The top 10 winning Apps were selected from among the most frequently used Apps in more than 17,000 images submitted into Adorama’s first annual iPhone Photography Contest.
The winning Apps:
(which are available on the App Store at iTunes)
TiltShift Generator – Fake Miniature
“Adorama’s first ever APPOS Photo App Awards not only honor software applications and their talented developers, it highlights the endless creative possibilities of using an iPhone as a point-and-shoot camera,” said Ahron Schachter, Adorama spokesperson. “The way users have embraced photo Apps to apply creative enhancements to their photography underscores the widespread acceptance of the mobile imaging platform as a worthwhile photographic tool for sharing images.”
iPhone Photo Contest
Adorama’s iPhone Photo Contest received more than 17,000 image entries taken exclusively using the Apple iPhone, with the stipulation that only iPhone Apps could be used in the editing of the images.
The contest was judged by well known photographers Scott Kelby, president of NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) and editor/publisher of Photoshop User Magazine; Joe McNally, long time photojournalist; photographer Eric Meola, a Canon Explorer of Light; photographer Moose Peterson, a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens; and Syl Arena, owner of the blog PixSylated.com; as well as Boomer and Carton (Boomer Esiason, former NFL player and radio personality Craig Carton), of the Boomer and Carton Radio Program on WFAN radio.
Awards ranged from the grand prize of a $1,000 Adorama gift certificate, Canon wireless printers, Wacom Tablets, Adorama and Apple App Store gift certificates, photography and iPhone books (The iPhone Book, Third Edition with Scott Kelby and Terry White; and The Best Camera is the One With You by pro photographer Chase Jarvis; all images were shot with his 2MP iPhone) and more.
Adorama plans on future mobile imaging contests that will highlight the rise in creative photo opportunities with all mobile devices including Android, Windows Phone, and more.
For more information about the APPOS award winners and iPhone Photo Contest visit the Adorama website at: http://contest.adorama.com/. You can also view the winning images from the iPhone Photo Contest on the website.
More About Apps and iPhones
There are over 200,000 Apps available to iPhone users, and more than 2,000 of those are photography-related Apps. Utilizing the many photo Apps, iPhone users can capture, edit and manipulate their images on the device itself, no computer needed.
Apps are big business, although many are free while others charge a nominal fee. The most recent stats we found, released by Apple this past January, had at that time recorded more than three billion Apps having been downloaded from the Apple App Store by iPhone and iPod touch users worldwide in less than 18 months. Apps are available in 20 categories, including photography, games, business, news, and reference, among other topics.
According to numbers released by Apple yesterday, the company has sold over 1.7 million iPhone 4 units in the three days since its launch on June 24, 2010. In addition to the 5MP camera with LED flash, the iPhone 4 also features HD video recording at 720p, Apple’s new high resolution Retina display, the iOS 4 mobile operating system and much more. It also features a VGA resolution camera on the front of the device. The iPhone 4 comes in 16GB and 32GB models, in a black model as well as a white model.
The iPhone 3GS, which is still widely in use, incorporates a 3MP camera.
All iPhones use the AT&T mobile service.
For more information on Apple, the iPhone, or the iTunes App Store, go to www.apple.com.