I know Marty hates rumors, but there’s evidence in the official ShakeItPhoto Facebook page and the Flickr Stream of Banana Camera Co’s Alexia Brown to support this. The latest update to popular instant camera app ShakeItPhoto, which is currently awaiting Apple approval, will feature a revised border much more reminiscent of the traditional Polaroid border.
Unlike ShakeItPhoto’s current border, it appears the new border features a much larger bottom area, reminiscent of what you’d get right out of a good old SX-70 (I’m thinking LabelBox might get some solid mileage out of this change in my own photography, I can’t resist the opportunity for a sassy aside). If you take a close look at the bottom area, though, there’s a noticeable line right about where the older border would have ended, which makes me wonder if the new one was simply clone-stamped into new dimensions.
Banana Camera Co, the developer of ShakeItPhoto, proudly makes simple photography apps. Their products do one thing, but they do them beautifully. The saturation, vignette and subtle shadow as if a real paper border surrounded the photo made me love ShakeItPhoto instantly. But this devotion to simplicity as a concept is both their amazing strength and their potential weakness.
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