a retro mobile app

Posted by susan on August 10th, 2010. Filed under: travel tech.

A couple of weeks ago Verizon emailed to let me know that I was eligible for an early upgrade. Fed up with the dying battery of my BlackBerry and the hassle I had been going through to even “check in” on Foursquare (let alone tweet!), I spontaneously purchased the Droid Incredible by HTC.

To be honest, even though the decision to get a new phone was on a whim, my thought process wasn’t quite as hasty. I did quite a bit of research and compared and contrasted the different kinds of Droids that are out there. Though I must admit, in the end I hoped that all signs would point to the Incredible because the design is so sleek and the device overall is just plain pretty.

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I perused numerous review sites and gadget blogs and watched probably a half a dozen videos before making my decision, but in the end, all signs did point my way. Also, Bonnie Cha at CNET seemed to think pretty highly of the Droid Incredible and I trust her, so I took her advice and ran with it.

I have been meaning to try out all of the apps, but I have only had it for a weekend, and let’s face it, wedding planning is getting in the way of my entire life. But, one app that I have been able to try is slowly becoming my new addiction.

The Retro Camera App is probably the coolest technology tool I have at my fingertips these days. I’m sure the high quality of the camera on the actual phone plays a large part, but I have found that the quality and the coolness of the photos that I can take with this app, for a phone, is nothing short of Incredible.

yuengling lager

While visiting my parents last weekend we were fortunate to sample some good old Pennsylvania Lager thanks to my sister, who recently picked some up in her travels. This was the first photo I took to test out the app and I literally put no effort into it. I was shocked at how well it turned out. Now it serves as the wallpaper for my phone.

retro app

Last weekend I also decided to capture my mediocre cooking skills (note: I like bananas in my pancakes and Mike does not). The lighting in my kitchen is horrendous and there is absolutely nothing photogenic about my stove or my cooking, but this app somehow made my breakfast seem rustic and made from scratch, even though it came from a box.

If these are the kinds of shots that I can capture day to day, I can’t wait to get out there and test it out on some cooler scenes.

Do you have a Droid? What other apps do I need to test out?

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