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Suite 48a study finds ample supply of innovative apps to jumpstart consumer AR adoption Market research News 

Suite 48a study finds ample supply of innovative apps to jumpstart consumer AR adoption

Augmented reality is poised to forever change how consumers experience the world From apps that control noise-canceling headphones to remove unwanted sound to shopping apps that show how a new couch would look in our living room, via apps that embed enticing videos on our child’s favorite storybook pages, consumer AR apps are here now. According to the just published Consumer... Read More
MacOS High Sierra expands built-in photo printing New Products News 

MacOS High Sierra expands built-in photo printing

Apple Inc. rolled out a MacOS update amidst the flurry of product introductions in recent weeks. Among them, Mac OS High Sierra offers expanded photo functionality that companies are already taking advantage of. Deployed as an extension to the built-in Photos app, the new functionality was introduced at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in June. (Hans Hartman does a nice... Read More
Mobile Photo Perspectives: Going Deep – the race for depth imaging smartphones is on Market research Opinion 

Mobile Photo Perspectives: Going Deep – the race for depth imaging smartphones is on

Hans Hartman at Suite 48a offers an interesting perspective on the potential for depth imaging in his weekly Mobile Photo Perspectives newsletter. Here’s an excerpt: Our smartphones will soon be depth imaging devices, featuring cameras that measure depth information for each part of the image.  Lenovo already came out with the Google Tango-based Phab 2 phone last year and with the upcoming release of the iPhone... Read More
WWDC takeaways: lots of great news for photo app developers, but one major puzzler  Market research News 

WWDC takeaways: lots of great news for photo app developers, but one major puzzler 

WWDC takeaways: lots of great news for photo app developers, excerpt from Hans Hartman at Suite 48a: Apple’s OS 11 developer ARKit enables developers to build mixed reality apps that interpret the imagery from the user’s iPhone camera by identifying surfaces, tracking motion, estimating scale as well as ambient lighting, and by providing fast and stable motion tracking. What does that mean?... Read More
Google I/O: What’s wrong with a lack of jaw-dropping announcements? Market research Opinion 

Google I/O: What’s wrong with a lack of jaw-dropping announcements?

Opinion from Hans Hartman at Suite 48a at his Mobile Photo Perspectives column. Click the link at the bottom to read more: In short: Nothing. With an emphasis on incremental improvements to Google’s photo organizing, sharing and search solutions, Google’s maturing solutions are now becoming so easy, efficient, and helpful that many consumers will feel they can’t live without them. Perhaps... Read More
New at Mobile Photo Connect 2017: Monetization Focus, Expanded Schedule, VIP Networking Program Events Press releases 

New at Mobile Photo Connect 2017: Monetization Focus, Expanded Schedule, VIP Networking Program

Oakland, CA, May 15, 2017 — Mobile Photo Connect, the premier conference for the mobile imaging industry, today announced three key innovations for its 2017 edition (October 24-25, in San Francisco, CA): an “umbrella” focus on monetization, an expanded schedule (to 1.5 days) and an Early Bird VIP Networking program, providing extra networking opportunities to attendees who register by June... Read More
Move over Snap: Facebook is the camera company to beat  Earnings reports Opinion 

Move over Snap: Facebook is the camera company to beat 

From Hans Hartman’s weekly Mobile Photo Perspectives insights. It’s the platform, stupid Just as the world finally figured out why Snap relabeled itself as a camera company, last week Facebook proclaimed it’s not just a camera company, it’s a camera company built on the world’s ambitious augmented reality platform. Let’s add some perspectives to their F8 announcements: Recently, Facebook has... Read More
The unstoppable rise of Stories Market research Opinion 

The unstoppable rise of Stories

Suite 48a’s Hans Hartman has an interesting take on the rise of Facebook Stories as a compelling medium: New social visual story telling format strikes a chord in social networks and chat services Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but visual stories must be worth more by some mega-factor, judging by the success of Snapchat’s Stories feature and Instagram’s... Read More