March 10, 2011
Aptogo released the first major update to their photograph presentation app Showtime. The new version adds multiple simultaneous image download abilities, image uploads, video game console support, and more. Up first, Showtime v2.0 adds a third theme, Minimalist. Minimalist was primarily added for limited feature and low resource devices, such as the Nintendo Wii. What exactly is the difference? The Minimalist theme lacks the web page control and navigation user interface; it's strictly for viewing. Another handy use for this theme is to prevent viewer control, like in a classroom, because the hosting iDevice is the only control port. Showtime now includes photo uploading to an iDevice's Camera Roll and expands on photo downloading by allowing simultaneous image transfers. When using the multi-image mode to display a group of images, tap on the download button in the web page interface to download all images being viewed to a folder named "photos." Yesterday's update also added video download support, where the image displayed is the same frame used as a preview in the Camera Roll. Finally, Showtime now has the option to show photo metadata: date and time, location, resolution, and a handful of details about the capturing device. http://go.aptogo.co.uk/iPhone while the app is open on your iDevice. The Aptogo URL works with the company's servers doing an anonymous IP resolution and rerouting, which seems to work quite well. You can change the device name and port, plus verify the bookmark and IP information within the Connection area of the Showtime app. If, for whatever reason, you don't feel comfortable with the bookmark registration feature, you can disable it. Showtime is designed for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 4.0 or later, and is available in the App Store for $1.99. To have a chance at winning one of four Showtime promo codes, simply leave a comment telling us what situation or activity you'd find it best for utilizing Showtime's features before 11:59 AM PST tomorrow (March 10th). Only one entry per person is allowed. [gallery link="file"]
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