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Ready when you ready - #BLACKapp #iphone6

New filters coming to the WP8 update and the upcoming IOS version New filters coming to the WP8 update and the upcoming IOS version

New filters coming to the WP8 update and the upcoming IOS version

New Filter: TURA P400 Expired April 2002

New Filter: ACUPAN 800 Expired May 1999

When researching, sometimes the results are not as expected… but hey! that is all good, its a matter of trying and failing and trying again..or so they say :P
We love to buy and analize one by one as many B&W film as possible, no matter if fresh or expired.So I bought this amazingly cared Afga Isopan ASA125 Expired in 1983, and I thought it could still be used.
I enjoyed so much the unpacking, it comes in a tiny packaging that makes me think how much cardboard waste is been done after this era by making boxes bigger to fit the plastic containers… Anyway, I loaded in the Ricoh GR1s, took it  with me to Spain, shot carefully framed photos but for my surprise when sent to process…nothing came out! 
In fact not all of it was blank, at the end of the roll, some of the overexposed areas appear captured, which gives me some hope…I’ll buy another film and try luck ( which means £20 + £11 process ). This time maybe i’ll load it in another camera so I can try pushing the ISO higher. When researching, sometimes the results are not as expected… but hey! that is all good, its a matter of trying and failing and trying again..or so they say :P
We love to buy and analize one by one as many B&W film as possible, no matter if fresh or expired.So I bought this amazingly cared Afga Isopan ASA125 Expired in 1983, and I thought it could still be used.
I enjoyed so much the unpacking, it comes in a tiny packaging that makes me think how much cardboard waste is been done after this era by making boxes bigger to fit the plastic containers… Anyway, I loaded in the Ricoh GR1s, took it  with me to Spain, shot carefully framed photos but for my surprise when sent to process…nothing came out! 
In fact not all of it was blank, at the end of the roll, some of the overexposed areas appear captured, which gives me some hope…I’ll buy another film and try luck ( which means £20 + £11 process ). This time maybe i’ll load it in another camera so I can try pushing the ISO higher.

When researching, sometimes the results are not as expected… but hey! that is all good, its a matter of trying and failing and trying again..
or so they say :P

We love to buy and analize one by one as many B&W film as possible, no matter if fresh or expired.
So I bought this amazingly cared Afga Isopan ASA125 Expired in 1983, and I thought it could still be used.

I enjoyed so much the unpacking, it comes in a tiny packaging that makes me think how much cardboard waste is been done after this era by making boxes bigger to fit the plastic containers… Anyway, I loaded in the Ricoh GR1s, took it  with me to Spain, shot carefully framed photos but for my surprise when sent to process…nothing came out! 


In fact not all of it was blank, at the end of the roll, some of the overexposed areas appear captured, which gives me some hope…I’ll buy another film and try luck ( which means £20 + £11 process ). This time maybe i’ll load it in another camera so I can try pushing the ISO higher.

#BLACKapp IOS version is happening. Designed on Sketch & developed for IOS8.  Release date? perfect timing to enjoy your iPhone 6 

#BLACKapp V1.0.0.1 Now Available

- bug fixes and performance improvements
- most recent photos now on top
- ability to edit photos straight from the camera roll (edit > BLACK)

Behind the scenes of a powerful #mobilephoto edited with #BLACKapp Behind the scenes of a powerful #mobilephoto edited with #BLACKapp

Behind the scenes of a powerful #mobilephoto edited with #BLACKapp

 BEAUTY + DANCE + PASSION & #BLACKapp  BEAUTY + DANCE + PASSION & #BLACKapp  BEAUTY + DANCE + PASSION & #BLACKapp  BEAUTY + DANCE + PASSION & #BLACKapp

 BEAUTY + DANCE + PASSION & #BLACKapp

Our goal with #BLACKapp is to create the most accurate film effects on Mobile.
We are curious, we want to understand the differences between all the B&W film available, no matter if expired or not. We take very seriously the process to generate the effects you enjoy in our app.
This is only a sneak peek of how they are researched and generated.
Watch this space for more (-_^) Our goal with #BLACKapp is to create the most accurate film effects on Mobile.
We are curious, we want to understand the differences between all the B&W film available, no matter if expired or not. We take very seriously the process to generate the effects you enjoy in our app.
This is only a sneak peek of how they are researched and generated.
Watch this space for more (-_^) Our goal with #BLACKapp is to create the most accurate film effects on Mobile.
We are curious, we want to understand the differences between all the B&W film available, no matter if expired or not. We take very seriously the process to generate the effects you enjoy in our app.
This is only a sneak peek of how they are researched and generated.
Watch this space for more (-_^) Our goal with #BLACKapp is to create the most accurate film effects on Mobile.
We are curious, we want to understand the differences between all the B&W film available, no matter if expired or not. We take very seriously the process to generate the effects you enjoy in our app.
This is only a sneak peek of how they are researched and generated.
Watch this space for more (-_^) Our goal with #BLACKapp is to create the most accurate film effects on Mobile.
We are curious, we want to understand the differences between all the B&W film available, no matter if expired or not. We take very seriously the process to generate the effects you enjoy in our app.
This is only a sneak peek of how they are researched and generated.
Watch this space for more (-_^)

Our goal with #BLACKapp is to create the most accurate film effects on Mobile.

We are curious, we want to understand the differences between all the B&W film available, no matter if expired or not. We take very seriously the process to generate the effects you enjoy in our app.

This is only a sneak peek of how they are researched and generated.

Watch this space for more (-_^)

No question - wanted to thank you guys for supporting WP with what seems a tremendous app. Can't wait to try it out. Well, maybe one question. Any plans for in-app purchases or donation button to support you back?


Thanks man! We are really pleased to present this as a new fresh air for the Windows Phone, we both like it, and this is a very good chance to prove that very well done things can be done on the platform (-_^).

We have planned some in-app purchase for further releases, but in the meantime is all about getting the app perfectly done for everyone to enjoy.

Anonymous asked:

Hi. I'm facing an issue while trying to download the app from the Windows Phone Store. I have a device running Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview and it shows me the "Install" button, but when I click it, it says "Sorry, you don't have permission to download this app." What's wrong?


Sorry but that link you got was removed, since that was the beta version and its not open to public. However, we summited the V1 yesterday, and will be available for free&everyone very soon! Watch this space (-_^)

We launch Today at the //Publish/ event

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#BLACKapp is finally making its appearance to the public and will be live and ready for download at the end of the event //Publish/.

Microsoft has set up a worldwide event where developers come around to get dev, design and marketing support prior the publication of their apps for Windows and Windows Phone.

Of course we didn’t want to miss this brilliant opportunity, since we need some technical support in order to optimise some memory issues and also because is a great chance to get some exposure and to be a winner of some sort of competition at the end of the day, if you become the winner of one of the categories, we aim to be the winners of the “Best Mobile App”.

I’ll keep updating this post as we go.

1st is 1st… finalising  and submitting the App!

Watch this space…

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UPDATE 1 - 16:47

We were hoping to get some issues sorted, such as memory issues on the display of the collection section, but apparently is not as simple as it seemed to be for Microsoft developers in the event, so will need to figure it out by ourselves sometime after the event…

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UPDATE 2 - 17:53

We finally did it!, we’ve just submitted the V1 ! 

The only excitement at the beginning of the day, was the “blue Bag of Goodies” they talked us about. Apparently If you submit an app during the event, you’ll get a nice bag containing amazing useful stuff. Check image below and judge by yourself.

Watch this space, we’ll share the link to download the app SOON!

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UPDATE 3 - 21:13

WE WON THE WINDOWS PHONE CATEGORY!

So every team that join the event had the opportunity of winning some Windows Phone devices or Visual Studio licenses, by joining one of the available categories: Windows Apps and windows phone categories subdivided into two categories, “1st time” and “Non first time” publishing an app for any of the platforms.

We did apply for the “1st time Windows Phone App” and luckily enough we impressed the pubic and the organisers and we did win the 1st price, a beautiful Nokia 1520. Only thing is…we only got 1 for the two of us…Ha!

At the end of the day, lucky, happy and sleepy (Peter did not slept the night before in order to finish bits and pieces) we got the app submitted and we took home a lovely Nokia device.

Not a bad start, right?

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Believe it or not, this is a #BLACKapp ‘s mobile-only photo and edition

Shanghai GP3 100 is the new #BLACKapp

Kodak TX400 Analog VS Kodak TX400 #BLACKapp

Our passion for photography is going so far that we decided we’d like to buy, use, analyse and port to BLACK, all available B&W films, expired or not.

So far we’ve done some of them, but we have plenty more to come. Just to give you and Idea, I’ve just loaded an Agfa Isopan from 1981 in my camera!

This is one of the most exciting parts of the process of making BLACK, and we’ll show you how is done soon. Watch this space (-_^)

Can you tell what is Neopan 400 analog picture and Neopan 400 photo taken with Nokia and edited with BLACK?  Can you tell what is Neopan 400 analog picture and Neopan 400 photo taken with Nokia and edited with BLACK? 

Can you tell what is Neopan 400 analog picture and Neopan 400 photo taken with Nokia and edited with BLACK? 

Why / What / When BLACK

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WHY

It all started when ex-colleague (from @ubinow) & developer: Peter Stojanowski asked me if I’d be interested in working with him on any side-project for Windows Phone, a platform he was starting to get into.

I did love helping design the WP8 version of the Hipstamatic Oggl app in the @ustwo studio in NYC and always wanted to be involved in another windows phone design project, but you know…

This was the perfect chance to do anything fresh for the sake of doing it (aka: #JFDI) and a chance for exploring new designs and interactions patterns in this “rigid” but exciting platform.

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WHAT

Did not take me too long to realised that I wanted to do something related with photo. Nokia sent me a Lumia 1020 device to give it a try last October, after they saw my project Taipei: A City Under The Umbrella. Got amazed by its camera capabilities and I did created a 10 days project: East x North East

In the other hand, I always wanted to research and shoot in any and every B&W photo film available, to experience and understand the differences between them all. 

So, it was about time to do something by mixing 2 of my 3 passions: Photography & Design.

Then…BLACK was conceived

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WHEN

We did started the conversations last Dec, but we did not really kicked off till early Jan. Spending only some time during the weekends, we’ll be ready to launch the MVP for WP this coming April.

More to come…Stay Tuned (-_^)