TapTapTap is updating its popular photo-editing app – Camera+ – with support for full-resolution “burst-mode” snaps on devices that can handle this feature, (these include; the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and the iPhone 5C).
As for why the developers jumped two version numbers, they explain:
“So the previous version of Camera+ had a little bug where burst-mode shooting would crash. We fixed that. We almost stopped there and just called it version 4.0.3, but then figured that it’d be the perfect time to boost burst-mode snaps to full-resolution on devices that could handle it (like the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, and the unapologetically poorly-selling iPhone 5c).
That was enough to justify calling it version 4.1. And then we thought about jumping on the bandwagon where we put Camera+ out as a whole new app and let existing customers pay for it all over again. And of course there’d be the ensuing sh__storm where those customers felt cheated and we’d have to backpedal and reverse that shortsighted decision.
So it was Clear that that would’ve been a knuckleheaded move so instead, we decided to treat our lovely customers fairly and make Camera+ 4.1 a free update as we’ve always done. But then we felt like it was all give and no take… so to make us feel better about giving-in too easily, we chose to call it version 4.2. That’ll teach you to mess with us.”
Citing that they then “felt bad about jumping ahead two version numbers and giving [their users] little for [their] troubles,” TapTapTap notes that it has added a new effects pack that includes “all the filters that Apple’s standard Camera and Photo apps include (for users on iOS 7).”
“Two hours of coding (and eight trivial Core Image filters later), the Standard Effects Pack was born,” the update’s description reads.