Popular iOS photo app VSCO Cam lands on Android; you can beta test it
posted Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:42 PM EDT
Good news, Android photographers! One of the most popular photo apps on Apple's rival iOS operating system will soon be coming to Android smartphones -- and if you're lucky, you can beta test it now. First released for the iPhone and iPad a little over a year ago, VSCO Cam combines a stylish, minimalist interface with a rich feature set including the ability to set the focus and metering points separately. You can also lock white balance, should you want.
The app name is a contraction of Visual Supply Co., a company also known for its film emulation tools for two desktop apps: Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom, and Apple's Aperture. As you might expect from a company with a history in image editing and effects, VSCO Cam also provides both. It further offers customizable image browsing, filtering, and geolocation tools, as well as tutorials from experienced photographers.
Initially, the Android version will only work with three phones: Samsung's Galaxy S III and S4, as well as HTC's One. (Not to be confused with the earlier One X and One X+.) The company is soliciting beta testers with any of these phones, or for that matter, with other devices. If you want to take part, apply here.
(via The Verge)