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[APP][3.0+][1.04] PicPac Camera - Pack your live moments into one Picture

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22nd September 2013, 10:16 AM   |  #1  
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+++ 2013.10.20: I created a Medium post about my experience on developing this app. Click here if you are interested.

****************** BUG FIX HISTORY *****************
I have to notify this to all who are interested in this app.

+++ 2013.09.23: The reason of crashes on many devices has been fixed, but there still might be some out_of_memory errors.
I have updated it to V1.01 (If you still see V1.0 at play store, then you may just install it and wait for the updates in a few hours

+++ 2013.09.24: Reduce 66% of memory usage, added camera shutter sound. V1.02.
+++ 2013.09.24. Found the bug report from Developer concole! Fix more bugs, V1.03.

Please install it and test it on your device. If it still crashes, please use the feedback button in the Settings to notify me. I will be grateful for you help.
****** If the system ask you to send the crash report, please do so to help me fix bugs. THANK YOU ******
VERY SORRY for the inconvenience, and forgive me as a first-time developer.
*************** END WARNING **************


My first post at XDA, for my new simple camera app called PicPac Camera.
This app packs your live shots into one picture for easy sharing.
Share more with multiple shots. More interesting, more content.
Share less with only one picture. Less upload, less time to view.

See picpac.me for more details.

Sorry for no links and no big images. New user cannot use those.

---------------------------------- How I develop PicPac Camera -------------------------------------------------

Since this forum is for developers, I will first share how I built this app so far.

PhD student - I am a last-year PhD student, and this is probably my last work before finding a job.
40 hours - This app takes a few weekends to finish, about 40 hours.
Free and ad included - It is a utility app and it is free, so I put an ad at the share screen which may give me a few cents a week
Two modes - It has two modes, TRIO and PLUS. Trio takes 3 shots, and Plus takes 1 to 9 shots.
App name - PicPac Camera ~ pac your pics
Domain name - picpac.me Cost me $9.99 a year.
Website - picpac.me . Hosted on strikingly.com for FREE! And just let Godaddy forward picpac.me to strinkingly (for now). Setting up the website only takes me 1 - 2 hours, including preparing the images for the website. Super easy for fast release.


----------------------------------- Why I develop PicPac Camera ------------------------------------------------

TRIO was inspired by Triptychs of Strangers by Adde Adesokan at Flickr. These photos are really cool.
See the last attached image
Then I extended it to support up-to-9 shots (PLUS mode) in case people want to share more.


----------------------------------- PicPac Camera Screenshots ------------------------------------------------

See the attached images.


----------------------------------- Please help me to test it and share it ------------------------------------------------

See below for Google Play Store link (if you install the apk before, please kindly unstall it first)
play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.picpac

The apk is attached as well for people who live in regions without Play Store access.

I will appreciate any comments.
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22nd September 2013, 10:33 AM   |  #2  
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Looks great, i'll try it.

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Trying it out now. Looks great. Why isn't it on the play store?

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22nd September 2013, 11:43 AM   |  #4  
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Woaw that's cool bro. i like it. And i agree Amoosa

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Originally Posted by AMoosa

Why isn't it on the play store?

It is actually on the play store (have modified the original post). But I am a new user so the system does not allow me to put links outside XDA

See below for Google Play Store link:
play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.picpac

If you install the apk, please kindly uninstall it and use the store. You know why

The apk is for people who live in regions without Play Store access. Haha. It is also a requirement for app review at XDA.
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Originally Posted by armutyus

Woaw that's cool bro. i like it. And i agree Amoosa

Sorry, I should have done multi-quote. Reply content is the same as the previous one.

See below for Google Play Store link:
play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.picpac

If you install the apk, please kindly uninstall it and use the store. You know why

The apk is for people who live in regions without Play Store access. Haha. It is also a requirement for app review at XDA.
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Nobody likes ads. Thanks for the effort.
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Interesting app, unfortunately does not work on my pantech flex with ics

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Interesting app, unfortunately does not work on my pantech flex with ics

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Sorry to hear that, and thanks for the heads up.
I have already got NOT-WORKING feedback from users of Droid DNA, PantechP8010, and Note 2.
This is bad but it is good for a first-time developer like me to realize how important it is to test on more devices...

I tested it on Nexus 4, and a very old HTC Desire.

Can anyone give me some suggestions on this? Any online services you can recommend?


Thank you all!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by genliang.guan

Sorry to hear that, and thanks for the heads up.
I have already got NOT-WORKING feedback from users of Droid DNA, PantechP8010, and Note 2.
This is bad but it is good for a first-time developer like me to realize how important it is to test on more devices...

I tested it on Nexus 4, and a very old HTC Desire.

Can anyone give me some suggestions on this? Any online services you can recommend?


Thank you all!

you can test your app on around 40 android devices on this website.

https://appthwack.com/‎

check it.

nice app btw.

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