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| July 14, 2013
Instapaper Creator Marco Arment Releases Skitch-Like Bug Reporting App Bugshot
Marco Arment, the creator of the pioneering read-later service Instapaper, has just released a new app called Bugshot. Apparently, the app's name is a portmanteau of "bug" and "screenshot." You see, Bugshot is an app that lets you annotate screenshots for reporting visual bugs in iOS apps. Something of a Skitch specially designed for iOS bug reporting, Bugshot allows you to point out visual issues in apps by drawing orange arrows and boxes on their screenshots. Your annotated screenshots can then be shared (say, with the apps' respective developers) via email, iMessage, Twitter, Facebook, and other sharing channels. [caption id="attachment_440729" align="aligncenter" width="270"] Bugshot[/caption] Addressing the question of the timing of the app's release, Arment explains:
Simple: I’m finding tons of rendering bugs in iOS 7. I’ve already used Bugshot many times to report bugs to app developers and Apple. It was also a great practice-project for me to get back into app development after about six months away.Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later, Bugshot is available now in the App Store for $0.99. Arment's Bugshot, which is published under his Full City banner, is not to be confused with BugShot, which is a real-world bug problem identification app from the pest control company Pestmall. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]