Warzburg, Germany – Indie developer Matthias Schonder today is pleased to announce immages 1.5 for iOS, an update to his innovative photo app that provides a nearly endless stream of content from the user’s favorite photography and design websites. With advanced pre-fetch and caching, users can scroll through individually displayed photos as fast as they like, with no waiting. The app features photo downloading/sharing, favorites, and native website view, and it streams the best of FFFFound, Flickr, Tumblr, 500px, and Dribbble. The current update includes even faster Image Loading, a new Sharing View, and Copy to the Pasteboard.

Feature Highlights:
* View the best work posted on the major photo and design websites
* Advanced pre-fetch and caching eliminates lag time between photos
* Easily share or download photos and designs
* View photos on their native websites for full details
* Turn Active Sources of photos On/Off to conserve memory and caching

With more than 100 billion photos posted on image hosting and microblogging sites worldwide, sampling only the best can be a challenge. Many sites have special sections, where the most popular or highly rated photos can be viewed. For example, Flickr has created a proprietary algorithm for selecting photos for its Flickr Interestingness collection of photos. According to Flickr, “There are lots of things that make a photo ‘interesting’ (or not) in the Flickr. Where the clickthroughs are coming from; who comments on it and when; who marks it as a favorite; its tags and many more things which are constantly changing. Interestingness changes over time, as more and more fantastic photos and stories are added to Flickr.” Similarly, other sites have put selected photos in their special collections.

Special Collections Photos and Design on immages:
* Flickr Interestingness
* Tumblr Radar Archive
* FFFFound
* Dribbble
* 500px Popular Photos
* 500px Upcoming Photos
* 500px Editors’ Choice
* 500px Fresh Today
* 500px Fresh Yesterday
* 500px Fresh This Week

immages operates in portrait orientation and displays photos individually on a dark gray background, free of any text. Users can scroll horizontally, forward and backward, with no delay caused by the downloading process. For full details about any photo, they can touch a button, opening the app’s built-in browser, which displays the photo on its native website page. Users can continue viewing more work of that photographer or return to browsing, without ever leaving the app. Another button opens a Sharing Window, with integrated Twitter, Facebook, and email connectivity. A Download button automatically saves the photo to the Photoalbum.

“You have never experienced a smoother, more elegant, photo-browsing app than immages,” commented developer Matthias Schonder. “It has been especially designed for beauty, accuracy, speed, and ease of use – bringing the best photos posted online to your iDevice.”

Language Support:
* English and German

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S and iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd, 4th and 5th gen) and iPad
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 0.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
immages 1.5 is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Review copies are available on request.

immages 1.5
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Based in Wurzburg, Germany, indie developer Matthias Schonder has focused on software development for Mac, iPhone, and iPad since 2012. Copyright (C) 2013 Matthias Schonder. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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