Thursday, March 20, 2014

Microsoft Research updates Blink with new UI, dual modes and more.

Microsoft Research has released an important update for their Blink app today. If you are not among the 1 million users who downloaded Blink, you should definitely get it now. Blink is a cool app that lets you capture a burst of images before you even press the shutter. Even more, it continues to capture images even after you're done taking yours. And this can result into amazing pictures and experience. Obviously, like any modern apps, social networks is built into Blink so you can share your masterpiece with the world.

Among the features in the update is Dual mode. Users can easily switch between two modes. One to edit and share your animations and still mode to save and share the perfect shot. See the full change log below:

New! Version 2.4
- Fresh new look: New branding and refreshed UI elements throughout the app.
- Dual Modes: Switch easily between two modes - Blink mode to edit and share your animations, and still mode to save and share the perfect shot.
- Focus Lock: Tap on the screen to lock focus in that the region. That region will always remain in focus even across phone movements. Tap again to unlock.
- Improved stabilization: Even better video stabilization so that your Blinks play without any camera shake or jitter.
- Live Tile: Pin Blink to the start screen and see your perfect shots on the live Tile. (Note: might require a phone reboot or a unpin/re-pin for live tile to start showing.)
- My Blinks: A new gallery view in the Blink roll to quickly jump among captured Blinks.
- Tutorial: An interactive tutorial is included to quickly get you going.
- Orientation lock: Bug fix to orient Blinks correctly on sharing, under orientation lock.

Go to the Windows Phone store to download the update.

Source: Windows Phone Blog.