Apparently the developer Smarter Apps has heard the complaints about other developers neglecting the BlackBerry platform. Back in February they brought an Angry Birds knock-off to App World. If you’ve taken the opportunity to download Angry Farm, you’ll see that the only real difference between Farm and Birds is the character sets and the color scheme.
That makes for an interesting business model. There is certainly a market in creating the best Android and iPhone apps for BlackBerry, since the developers themselves seemingly have no interest. Smarter Apps has a few of these in its arsenal, and it has recently added another with InstaPhoto for the BlackBerry PlayBook, which is its version of PhotoBooth, the popular iOS app.
Those familiar with PhotoBooth probably already have a good idea of what this app brings to the table. It’s essential function is adding effects to your BlackBerry’s image gallery and camera snapshots. These range from practical effects that will make your photos appear more professional, to zany ones that will get a few chuckles from friends. You get an instant preview for each effect, so you’ll know what it looks like before you save and export.
You can then upload to Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, sharing your creations with the world.The screenshot above provides a good idea for what to expect from the app. Again, this app is for the BlackBerry PlayBook, something we haven’t featured much (or, really, at all) to this point.
That will change, though, seeing as RIM sold half a million PlayBook units in the first quarter. People are buying it, and so it is our responsibility, as a BlackBerry blog, to provide tips and apps for it. As it regards this app, you can get InstaPhoto at App World for $2.99.
Via BlackBerry Cool.