This past week I have been travelling, so unfortunately I haven’t been able to work as much as I would have wanted.
At the same time I couldn’t stop thinking about Kinotopic, and managed to not sleep a couple of nights and continue working on filters. The new version is coming along nice, I still have to put some finishing touches and think a little bit about optimization.
If everything goes well I’m going to upload it tomorrow night. There will be 12 filters, yet unnamed.
The only catch is that they will only work on iOS5. I thought really hard about this, and in fact did an initial implementation that would have worked on iOS4. However Core Image is the future, and probably will be the fastest implementation because it uses the GPU. Unlike Instagram/other photo apps, Kinotopic has to apply filters to 12-16 images (I don’t want to diss Instagram though, I believe they can do realtime filters).
I’m also trying to give more control of ‘Featured’ to users. A couple of times a day (depending on developing time and real life) I look at all the kinos and promote some. However as the community grows I would like you to select them by liking. In fact, most of the coolest and most liked kinos were picked by you.
I already have ideas for the next two versions of Kinotopic, but more on that later.
Random Cool Kino