December 27, 2012
AppAdvice has teamed up with HyperSense Software, our latest AppAdvice Daily podcast sponsor, in order to offer you a chance to win a $10 iTunes Gift Card just for trying iFlipBook (Free) for iPhone and iPod touch. An easy means of entertainment for those of us who didn't grow up with handheld devices and powerful computers, flip books are a basic method of animation which can be created using just a physical notebooks or Post It pad and a pen or pencil. The idea was to draw a simple scene, most often consisting of stick figures, on each page that was slightly different from the previous. Therefore, the objects would appear to move when the pages are flipped through rapidly. With iFlipBook, you can create the same stuttered animation on your iPhone or iPod touch, although, much easier and more sophisticated. Instead of manually drawing each frame, iFlipBook creates the animations from a video or stack of photos. When recording video within the app, you have quick access to the frame rate, LED light toggle, automatic or manual exposure and focus settings, start timer, as well as the built-in gallery. Along with being a place to view and share your animated movies, the gallery is also the import terminal. Once captured or imported, a video can be modified in a few ways before becoming the final animated movie. In basic mode, one of 17 effects, more via in-app purchase, can be applied to the entire video. Alternatively, you can delete or apply effects to individual frames in an advanced frame-by-frame editing mode. When it comes time to export and share your stuttered animation movie, you can save it to the iOS camera roll, send it through email, or post it immediately to Facebook or YouTube. To have a chance at randomly winning one of three gift cards, download iFlipBook and give it a try, then leave a relevant comment below before Dec. 28 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Only one entry per person is allowed, and limited to those with United States iTunes Store accounts. Remember to also check your junk email box when the giveaway is over.