New photo app developed locally

Posted at: 01/31/2013 6:06 PM
Updated at: 01/31/2013 6:44 PM
By: Joseph Lynch, KOB Eyewitness News 4


Whether you're that un-official family photographer or an Ansel Adams in training there's a new app debuting soon for any picture taker.

The app was created in Albuquerque and expects users to be seeing the world in new ways.

"Literally thousands of different ways to look at the world," app developer Jeremiah Gage said.

He's a local; he went to Eldorado High School and then onto New Mexico Tech. He's already written apps.

His latest creation called "Crazy Camera" is going to be available soon in the Apple Store.

Gage said he's excited to get his funky photography app out.

"You're not just taking a photo," he said. "You're actually looking at the world through this lens. And you can see the world distorted and tiled in real time."

Sure there are lots of other photo apps out there, but Gage promises this one is different.

And since Gage has done all of the work, if there are riches to be made the rewards will be all his - minus Apple's 30 percent cut.

"They call it the casino for developers, so, a few developers they do make millions and they make it big," Gage said.

His biggest hope is that people will have fun with the app. He thinks it's a lot easier seeing things through the "Crazy Camera" lens than trying to manipulate images later on in Photoshop or some expensive software.  

"It's just mostly an entertainment type thing. You could take it to the extreme and create some good artwork with it," he said.

If you're dying to get your hands on the locally created app- you're going to have to wait until Saturday. It will be available for $0.99 at the Apple app Store.