NOTE: This promo is over but all apps are still available at their normal prices.
To apologize for the downtime our apps suffered as a result of the iOS 6 release we are putting up a temporary promo. At the moment we’re only going to make it last a day, but if enough people tweet about and share it we might think of making the promo last a day longer.
MonoPhix for iPhone is now free. You save 0.99$.
-MonoPhix for iPhone turns your pictures into stunning black and white masterpieces. It provides the most customizable result of any app.
MonoPhix HD for iPad is now free. You save 1.99$.
-MonoPhix for iPad is the big brother of MonoPhix for iPhone, it has more features and is optimized for the iPad’s larger screen.
iPhix for Mac is now 1.99$. You save 2.00$.
-iPhix for Mac is an app which allows you to edit pictures, apply filters and create custom filters. You can also upload pictures and filters to a social network.
Many photo apps have been hit by an iOS6 flaw causing them to crash and malfunction and this was no different for MonoPhix, MonoPhix HD for iPad and MonoPhix Lite for iPhone. The first one already received an update to fix the crashes, but MonoPhix HD and MonoPhix Lite were still offline. With these two updates the entire line of Phix apps returns to the app store and the existing userbase will have a working app once again.
The MonoPhix HD update only fixes the crash issue and MonoPhix Lite received a fix for the crash and a fix for a bug affecting the image picker.
You can download MonoPhix HD 1.2.1 here and MonoPhix Lite 3.1 here.
Since we are going to start our TGIF competition very soon and we need as many competitors as possible iPhix for Mac will be free one entire day the 7th of June.
More information about the TGIF twitter competition will appear in a later blogpost, but we can already tell that you can win a 15$ iTunes gift card or comparable price with it each Friday.
In the meanwhile download and enjoy iPhix, show it to your friends and prepare your best pictures and filter picking skills for the competition.
A few months ago I promised to release a Mac and Windows version of MonoPhix before the summer holidays and maybe some new apps and updates. Sadly it’s the first month of the summer holidays yet and I haven’t released anything yet.
There weren’t any hickups in the development process that caused the delays, I’ll explain what actually was the issue and it’s rather personal.
I’ve been developing software for 6 years now, completely on my own with once in a while a good soul as temporary aid. And that brings with it that the release cycles are rather quirky and dependent on the time I have at hands or on how I’m feeling. Personal issues have had a great impact on the release time of my software.
I just “graduated” less or more. (there are a few things which I still have to handle to get my degree) But this also meant that I had to get some things finished for school as well. A paper on digital image processing and an app accompanying it, I had to do a 3 month internship and there were some additional tasks. Now that’s what’s been delaying development from March and forth.
But that’s not the only thing. Lately there have been some drastic changes in my personal life which require my attention and which even made me lose track of sales and customer support. Some negative and some very positive but all and all a great shift which caused my concentration to reside somewhere at a sub zero level. Development has been halted for about 2 months now and is slowly coming back on track.
But of course it’s pretty annoying that you guys should suffer from this. Luckily I have a great community of users which kept sales alive and prevented bankruptcy during my “absence”. To thank you all for your patience I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. All apps will be free for an undetermined period of time (somewhere between 1-2 days). This means MonoPhix, MonoPhix HD, FlashPhix, iDuelpro, Lingi and iPhix all drop from their respective prices to 0$/0€ or whatever your currency is.
I would say, grab them while you can. If you don’t like them or don’t need them, don’t punch them into the ground with a 1 star rating and a rage comment in the App Store but just leave them be or drop me a mail on how I can improve them.
Enjoy the sale and of course the 4th of July for all Americans out there!
(download links to all apps can be found in the sidebar of this blog. If the apps aren’t on sale just yet, stand by it takes about an hour for the sales to be activated by iTunes)
We’ve been promising it for some time and since the paid version got an update a while ago it is only fair that the lite version should follow. So here it is: MonoPhix Lite 3.0.
This Lite version of MonoPhix is a stripped down version which allows you to apply the MonoPhix black & white filter, set the contrast for the black & white and set a blending color for the monochrome with 3 presets (B&W, Sepia and Antique) and infinite variations.
The biggest additions when it comes to functionality come in the form of the ability to choose from multiple monochrome filters (Fast Film/Finest Grain) and the color selection tool.
But here’s an overview of all differences between the full and the lite version:
MonoPhix Lite 3.0
Full resolution support
New wooden UI
# of adjustable tones
2 (dark and light tones)
1 (overall contrast)
Retina Display Support
Multiple monochrome filters
x (Fast Film/Finest grain)
x (Fast Film/Finest grain)
Set monochrome alpha
Set vignetting radius
Full version help file
Full version help file
So head over to the App Store and give it a try! Or for the 14.000 people who already own MonoPhix Lite, just tap the “Update” button in the App Store’s update section.
MonoPhix HD for iPad has been out for a week now and we still have a whole bunch of promocodes for this amazing black & white photography tool left. So I decided to make the giveaway into a win-win contest. MonoPhix HD is normally priced at 1.99$ but with the promo code you are entitled of one free copy. (Beware: Promocodes only work for people with a US iTunes account)
I forgot to mention it on the blog and it’s been going on for a few days now, but our custom lighting and exposure app, FlashPhix, is on sale!
FlashPhix is a photography app which can turn your boring pictures into beautiful sceneries by giving you complete control over the intensity, color and distribution of a picture’s lighting.
FlashPhix 2.2 is now available for only 0.99$, get it now as the promo might be over in a few days. (iTunes Link)
If you’re still not sure you can try the free lite version, this version is great to control a picture’s exposure but doesn’t provide the color and distribution tools that the pro version contains (iTunes Link)
FlashPhix Lite was released last week but due to a mess up at Apple HQ, FlashPhix 2 was only released to the iTunes App Store today. FlashPhix 2 is the next version of our brightness enhancer for iPhone, FlashPhix. This version can handle the brightness and exposure of images in a unique way like no other camera flash or brightness app does in the App Store. It enables you to lighten up bright and dark parts of an image separately, providing highly customizable results. Additionally we also released a free version of FlashPhix as FlashPhix Lite, which enables you to lighten just lighten your images with one slider. As always FlashPhix and FlashPhix Lite support full resolution.
FlashPhix 2 is available for download here :
FlashPhix Lite 2 is available for download here :
Here’s an overview of FlashPhix 2 :
Bring light and darkness to all your pictures with FlashPhix, the most powerful way to adjust a picture’s exposure on the iPhone!
**NEW VERSION WITH MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS**
When you take pictures with your iPhone you might notice that the iPhone Camera is only useful when there is enough light available. Why accept this?
Nothing is lost, with FlashPhix you can simulate a camera flash on every picture at full resolution or correct pictures which are over- or underexposed.
Do you have pictures which are useless because you took them in the evening or because there’s too much light? FlashPhix brings daylight or shadow to each of them and this in an eye-catching and easy to use interface.
FlashPhix provides you with a set of features which enable you to control a picture’s exposure and contrast to the detail. You can either bankrupt yourself buying a digital camera with light sensor or buy FlashPhix for a scratch and enhance your pictures like a professional photographer.
-High Resolution support (+1.600x+1.200 pixels, Open & Save)
-Uses a technique to create a natural flash look
-Simple “Lighting” function with a slider to control intensity
-”Advanced Lighting” function with multiple sliders to control light, dark and global tones separately
-”Magic Lighting” function to optimize the exposure of your picture automatically
-Ability to brighten, darken and control contrast
-Previews to see changes before applying them
-Easy to use
-Eye-catching interface with dock
FlashPhix is a must have for all iPhone photographers, we guarantee a Day versus Night improvement!
-Slider to control the intensity of your flash
-Sliders to control global, dark and light tones separately
-Real time previews of all your changes
-Changed Save-dialog to make more sense
-Complete rework to greatly enhance the overall speed and performance
-Added new splash screen & background
This update requires iPhone OS 3.0 to function. If you haven’t done so, you can update your iPhone now.
MonoPhix (App Store Link) has been one of the most evolved -Phix apps we built to date. When something is finally rich in features, you can cut some features away and make it available for free and that’s what we did. With MonoPhix lite (App Store Link) you can now finally enjoy high contrast adjustable black & white filtering for free on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
MonoPhix lite is practically the same as MonoPhix, it converts your iPhone’s pictures to Monochrome at full resolution, but with a few changes :
-The sliders which enabled you to control light and dark shades separately have now been merged into one contrast slider
-The Presets to set the depth or contrast with one touch are missing
-The ability to use sepia and antique filters in addition to the black & white filter are missing
-There’s an ad displayed in the startup screen to allow people to upgrade to full MonoPhix