Knowing what I wanted to produce as my innovation idea, I then went on to begin the initial research that I would familiarizes me with other types of apps that are out there like what I’m trying toproduce. The first thing I did was check the app store for DSLR app and film/photography apps. I first started looking a apps which teach you how to use a dslr camera. A lot of the apps I came across where all about how to use the camera function. All function of the DSLR camera that I am covering are all covered in this app along with video as I am including in mine as well. This app show you how to improve your skills and learn every thing, but its all demonstrated to you and what my app will do will let you try it out for your self to get the perfect settings for what ever condition your shooting in. for example if your shooting in low light that all will tell you to turn up the ios. Where as an app like this just teaches you how ever thing works and now how to apply what effect to each image. While research ideas for my app I came across a website called http://camerasim.com/apps/camera-simulator/ This website let you try out all the manual functions on a DSLR camera from the focallength, aperture, ios and shutter speed. Having something just like this in my app would be very useful as it would give users a quick simple easy way to get to grips with how every thing works and what it does.
if there is one thing I have noticed is that all of these apps have tried to be simple as possible. When designing my app I am going to make sure I keep every thing simple as possible as simple works best with the user. Complicated interface and the user will lose interest in what they’re doing.
All of the app that I have come across which performed to the level my app will where all costing around £0.69 – £2.99, with all the apps that where free weren’t that good with the areas they where covering in a lot worse detail and I personally lost interest in the app very quick. In the questionnaire i produced, one of my questions was ‘how much money a year do you spend on apps.’ From my results that i gathered i realised that everyone who had taken part in my questionnaire spent the smallest amount a year on apps, showing that none of them spend money on apps.
While research for other quick ways for first time dslr user to pick up how to use a dslr I found YouTube was very helpful with thousands of user uploading videos of them self’s showing you all tips tricks and how the camera works.
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