February 13, 2012 in Photo and Video (E)
[prMac.com] Girona, Spain - 1Tapps today is pleased to announce that their flagship app, 1TapVideo - Instant Video Recording 1.2 for iOS, was recently voted the 2011 Best App Ever Award in the Video category by the readers of 148apps. More than 1.5 million votes were cast in 110 categories of iOS and Android apps. 1TapVideo enables single touch video recording on any video camera equipped iOS device. Eliminating the time required to launch a camera app, then switch from still to video mode, then start recording video, 1TapVideo lets users capture candid moments on video before they are over. The app automatically records at the highest resolution available. 1TapVideo does only one simple thing, but it does it perfectly, as evidenced by its first place win in the Video category.
The 148apps awards are among the most respected in the mobile apps industry, particularly because they represent the view of end-users rather than editors. Now in its fourth year, the 2011 awards had 1,565,833 total votes cast, 1.1 million unique voters, 1,692 unique apps included, and the top vote getter, Jetpack Joyride, received a total of 36,431 votes.
Great pictures come along unexpectedly. iPhone users rarely plan to shoot a picture. Rather, the opportunity presents itself, and the user is present with the iPhone they carry everywhere. The same is true of video. No one can predict when his or her two-year old daughter will perform her first somersault, but a video of that moment will be saved for a long time and viewed again and again. The problem is that ordinarily it takes about 10 - 15 seconds to start recording video, and by that time, it may be too late. 1TapVideo cuts that down to two or three seconds, allowing the user to save the event on video as it is happening.
Touching the app's icon immediately launches the familiar iPhone virtual camera iris. A timer counts down 3-2-1, the iris opens, and video recording automatically begins. The user can tap on the shot button to stop it and start recording immediately. Launching the camera, choosing the front or rear camera, switching from stills to video, and starting the recording process are all bypassed with a single tap on the 1TapVideo icon. Users do not need to remember to start recording. A bell sounds and a red dot lights when recording begins automatically, and two bells sound and the red light goes out when the user stops recording. If the user is finished recording, the app also offers quick-stop; touching the iPhone Home button quits the app, while video is saved in the background.
* Record time counter
* Change the capture resolution (1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p, 144p - depending on the device capacity)
* iPhone 4 Torch Mode (Activates the flash as a video light)
* 3-second timer to get just enough time to point the camera
* Cancel the 3-seconds timer by tapping on it
* Tap the App Icon and start recording
* Tap & Focus
* Auto Focus
* Big Shoot Button
* Auto Exposure
* Auto White-Balance
* Video is saved even if another app is launched; video is recorded in the background
* Supports 1080p recording on iPhone 4S
"We are honored that iPhone users have voted us this prestigious award," stated Carles Coll Madrenas of 1Tapps. "We are gratified that users have recognized the simplicity of 1TapVideo and found it as useful as we have. It is one of our suite of 1Tap apps, which include: 1TapTweet, 1TapMail, 1TapFaceTime, 1TapDial, 1TapSkype, 1TapSMS, and 1TapPhoto, which have achieved more than 150,000 downloads."
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad 2
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 1.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
1TapVideo 1.2 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Review copies are available on request.
Based in Girona, Spain, 1Tapps is a publishing company of mobile applications and games founded by independent developer Carles Coll Madrenas in 2011. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 1Tapps, registered trademark. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.