100,000 - 500,000 downloads
- Original and hard to see elsewhere features
- Some features are unstable
An excellent camera app
Focal was the in-built camera for Cyanogen ROMS, but after some drama it was released on Play with moderate results. It's a heck of a camera app, but there are some features still in early development, which scares users. Anyway, it's unbeatable, but how ironic is that if it had fewer but more stable features it could have a better rating.
More info, here.
This app is the official release from the ex-CyanogenMod app.
*** THIS IS BETA: It has high chances of NOT WORKING PROPERLY - Instead of rating 1-star because something doesn't work, just WAIT FOR AN UPDATE - This is FREE! If it doesn't work on your device then REPORT THE BUG, then WAIT AND SEE -- If you don't want to test it, don't install it. ***
If you want to support the development, buy the Donate app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.xplod.focal.donate
- A photo and video mode, supporting many features (burst mode, timer mode, scene mode, shutter speed on Sony devices, ...)
- A panorama mode, currently semi-broken
- A PicSphere mode, open-source replacement of Google's PhotoSphere, to do 360° sphere shots
- A review drawer, by sliding from the top of the screen (in portrait). It shows your latest pictures.
In photo mode, you also have access to a few tools, such as automatic picture enhancement (auto-awesome), or a rule of thirds overlay. On some devices, settings such as Color adjustment, HDR and a manual light measure point are also available. Double tapping the screen will put your in quick shot mode, where tapping the screen anywhere will take a picture.
In video mode, high-framerate video is also possible.
Need help? http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=45806383
- You can slide a widget's left handle to the right to close it
- You can swipe twice to temporarily hide open widgets, and swipe back to recover them
- You can pin widgets on your main screen
- You can scroll the sidebar
- This app targets mostly phones, but should mostly work on tablets.
- It is fully open source (GPL), and the sources can be downloaded at https://github.com/xplodwild/android_packages_apps_Focal
- It is a BETA, which means you might encounter bugs and crashes. I'm mostly working on newer devices (Galaxy S3 and +), so older devices might encounter more issues than recent ones.
- I do this in my free time, and this is a free software. Instead of rating 1 star because there is a bug, you should do a constructive comment, or raise the issue to me on twitter, @xplodwild. Or even better, fork the project and fix the problem :)
- Even if some parts of the app sucks for now, they'll improve over time.
- (Finally) fixed regressions on Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013) and a few other devices.
- More fixes to come soon
It maybe early still, but development won't stop on this one.
A good work in progress. Keep making it better. Thanks devs!
Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Strange... Nexus 5
Changed my 1 star to 5. It's finally working on my Galaxy S4 and it's amazing. It's easily the fastest camera available on android!
I'd love to be able to focus manually, like on a DSLR if that is possible. On my nexus 4 the camera always uses flash when taking a picture even if the flash is set to off.
I want Fibonacci spiral rule as well as other composition guides. It crashes with Picsphere