We’ve written before about how the potential of Windows Phone 8 apps has yet to be fully realized, and one category in particular is Lens apps. There have been neat apps that take obvious advantage of the feature, but Microsoft Research is attempting to show the unconventional and innovative path with their new app Blink.
Available in the Store for Windows Phone 8 devices, Blink is a camera app that has a lot in common with Nokia’s Smart Shoot feature. Described simply, the app takes a burst of shots in rapid succession and allows you to go back and pick the best ones to keep. It doesn’t sound so extraordinary…until we tell you that Blink also saves a burst of images before you ever press the Capture button. That way you have a series of images before, during, and after you began memorializing the scene.
The other neat trick Blink presents is the ability to save every image in the burst you captured without saving it to your camera roll. So if you wanted to find a better image from that time you tried to catch your child walking for the first time, you can go back and open the same file in Blink and choose from the other captures. As long as the rich media file is still saved on your phone, you can retrieve any of those images captured. This is some futuristic ish right here.
Blink is available in the Windows Phone Store now for free. Download it by clicking on the link or scanning the QR code below.
by Microsoft Research