June 2, 2013
Welcome to June – Here’s a quick progress report about where we’re at with the ongoing development of Photosmith 3.
This is a very important weekend for Photosmith for a couple of reasons:
First, we pushed out the third, and what we expect to be the second-to-last Release Candidate of Photosmith 3 to our amazing group of beta testers. The Beta Testing Team have been extremely helpful, diligent and patient in helping us identify some very esoteric bugs – and the the app will be all the better for it. While we can’t promise a bug-free perfect app, it’s light years ahead of the current v2.2.2.
This weekend, we’re putting Photosmith 3 through some pretty extraordinary torture tests – scenarios that we wouldn’t ever expect folks to use, like syncing 10,000+ photos in one session from Lightroom, or importing thousands of photos via Eye-Fi and FTP… at the same time. These tests have been exceedingly positive.
Publicly announcing timelines and due dates has never worked well for us in the past, and we’re really not keen on jinxing ourselves now. We’re close, very close.
Photosmith is featured in this weeks episode of Click, a weekly program about technology airing worldwide on BBC’s network of television and radio stations. Photosmith’s Mike Wren was invited to discuss the relevance of metadata in the world of photography and digital asset management, and of course, show off the forthcoming Photosmith 3 app and Lightroom plugin.
Metadata is something we’re a little bit passionate about, and it was a wonderful conversation. It’s also the first public demo of the Photosmith 3 ecosystem of camera running Eye-Fi, Photosmith on iPad and Lightroom on computer.
Look for Click on the BBC airwaves this weekend and periodically through next week. You can watch the segment on photo metadata here: http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/
In other media news, Photosmith was Leo Laporte’s pick of the week on episode #148 of iPad Today. Click here to watch: http://twit.tv/show/ipad-today/148 (skip to 1:19:40 to see our segment).
It’s an exciting time for us – Photosmith 3 is the real deal.