cooltopia Secures Key App Integration Partners for snappgrip
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 25, 2013, 11:19 AM EST
cooltopia announces hardware integration with pro-level photography apps and social network tools for the snappgrip, a snap-on camera controller that turns smartphones into point-and-shoot cameras for easy one-handed control. snappgrip will now work with the popular Jag.gr 645 PRO and PureShot apps, which provide high quality image output with a real digital camera feel, and the Eico Design Weico+ app, an instagram-type app that integrates into all of the Chinese and Western social networks and chat platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. The Snappgrip will be available for online preorder at Amazon, Americal and snappgrip.com during early February for $99MSRP. Pre-order the Snappgrip by January 28, 2013 at www.kickstarter.com and receive $20 off the MSRP.
“We are thrilled to announce the snappgrip integration with several serious high end photo apps,” says Lee Harris, Creator of snappgrip. “We want snappgrip to be every mobile photographer’s go to accessory and hope that it will only enhance the amazing apps that they are already using such as the Jag.gr 645 PRO and PureShot, Weico+ and Jack Hollingsworth’s soon to be released Passport app.”
Jag.gr 645 PRO & PureShot App Features:
645 PRO makes every iPhone feel like a pro camera, with unprecedented control and unparalleled image quality. Inspired by the great medium format cameras, it produces print-ready output from a selection of seven gorgeous Film Modes inspired by classic film stock with seven different "backs" from square 6x6 to panoramic 6x17. 645 PRO was also the first iPhone camera app to provide the option of uncompressed, unprocessed, lossless “developed RAW”—dRAW—TIFF files, a workflow essential for many professionals. It's now joined by PureShot, Jag.gr's "#nofilter" app, designed to deliver the best possible unprocessed output from a camera that is simple and intuitive to use, yet remarkably powerful and configurable.
"We're very excited by snappgrip," says Mike Hardaker, founder of Jag.gr. "It's just a great fit for the apps we design and for photographers who take mobile photography seriously."
Filmic Passport App by Jack Hollingsworth and Neill Barham:
In addition to these Apps, Cooltopia is proud to announce that snappgrip will be named as one of 50 mobile photography accessories by Jack Hollingsworth, an award winning, 30-year career veteran in commercial photography, at MacWorld 2013. In conjunction with being included as one of Jack’s 50 favorite accessories, the snappgrip will be fully compatible with Filmic’s new camera-replacement App designed by Jack Hollingsworth and Neill Barham.
For more information about snappgrip visit www.snappgrip.com .
About cooltopia Ltd:
Comprising experienced consumer electronic designers Rex Chen and Lee Harris, cooltopia designs, and manufactures innovative digital products. Our first creation, snappgrip, transforms smartphone photography into a true camera-like experience. During 2013 you can expect to see several more cooltopia-designed products emerge leveraging the founders’ experience in audio, automotive and smartphone products. We’ve got offices in London and Hong Kong giving easy access to high quality industrial design, innovative app and firmware development and high volume, high quality manufacturing.
About Jack Hollingsworth:
Jack Hollingsworth is easily one of our industry's most well-known names in World Lifestyle, Travel, Portrait and Stock Photography. With production networks and contacts in every corner of the world – from Beijing to Bombay to Mexico City – Hollingsworth is one of the few American shooters set up to meet the growing demand for World Photography. His remarkable imagery, a fusion of ethnically diverse, international, people photography, often shot in world capitals, is represented by every major stock agency in the industry today including Getty, Corbis, and Blend Images. www.jackhollingsworth.com
About Neil Barham:
Neill Barham is a Seattle based independent filmmaker and co-founder of the award-winning FiLMiC Pro app. This year, Neill has been a featured speaker at Creative Live and the 2nd Annual Olleh Smartphone Film Festival (South Korea). When Neill isn't composing a nice shot in a foreign place, he likes to rescue as many Rhodesian Ridgebacks and German Shepherd Dogs as his loft will allow.