Say Hello to Hipstamatic 300!

By on September 25, 2015

Hipstamatic_Icon-300-release-00We’ve all been patiently waiting for it, and our patience is now being rewarded, as I can now announce that, after a full year of development, the new Hipstamatic 300 is here! You can now go ahead and update your app.

I’m not going elaborate ad nauseum on the subject… I’ve already aired my impressions in this article and anyway, you surely have better things to do than reading this. Go on, download Hipstamatic 300, shoot to your heart’s content and return to Hipstography later ;-)

I have put together a number of tutorials to help you on your way. You can find the list here. Happy shooting!



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  1. rjllane

    September 25, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Hi there Eric.

    Congratulations on the article and tutorials. You have put such an amazing amount of information into them, based on your considerable experience with the Beta.

    I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone who is upgrading to the new v300, or starting from scratch with Hipstamatic. They are sure to save considerable frustration as we all try to come to grips with the new functions and controls – a UI can only do so much to guide users – I think that background information in the form of text / tutorials is the only way to provide answers to certain questions.

    I must especially thank-you for pushing your material out in parallel with the timing of the release of the upgrade in the App Store – users like myself cannot complain that we are being left to their own resources to sort out all of the marvelous new features.

    :-) … MomentsForZen (Richard)

  2. Jorge L. Pérez

    September 25, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Guys, the app has bugs and the updated has been a pain. First, the app didn’t allow to restore purchases. Then after deleting the app from iPhone and reinstalling several times, I was able to restore purchases. But, the app then started to crash. And I did reset the iPhone several times. Still the app is crashing. If you can wait, don’t update until the app is fixed.

  3. Jack Webb

    September 25, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Great job, Eric. There is a lot to like in the new version and I don’t want to diminish the giant leap forward made with the 300 version. However, there are a couple of big negatives I have encountered which make this version almost unusable for me. Last night I played around, exploring the app, and in 45 minutes the app consumed 25% of my battery power. Worse, it was taking 30 seconds or more to download each picture to the Camera Roll. I haven’t tested the buffer to see how many pictures are stored as they download to the Roll, but wonder if I won’t be losing images because of this. I encountered some other problems as well, but they were far less important than the battery consumption and slow processing time.

  4. Marcus

    September 25, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    This update is a complete mess. I just send this e-mail to the Hipstamatic support:

    I was exited to see the Hipstamatic 300 update, but this vanished quickly after I had installed it on my iPhone 5.
    Here are my key complaints.
    * not taking photos at all. I press the shutter, the spinning wheel cycles and…nothing happens.
    * does not load two of my paks (from 45 I have bought) – Retro Paks 4 and 7 causing an error.
    * absolutely sluggish performance when scrolling through paks, lenses etc. Not smooth at all.
    * despite the nice intro animation the UX is really bad. Such a long way to find all the paks. Still have no idea how I switch lenses and films independently.
    * As I have started to buy Hipstamatic gear with one Apple ID and then have switched to another Apple ID, I had to switch to this first ID before I can buy new gear. This ist not nice, but worked with all previous Hipstamatic versions. Now it seams not to work anymore.
    * Furthermore (being logged in with my 1st ID) the restore paks functionality seems not to work at all. Pressing the button – and nothing happens.

    Come on, after taking one year longer to release this update, you are delivering such a mess?

    I am longstanding hipstamatic and oggl customer having bought all paks throughout the years an now I am really disappointed.

    Kind regards from Hamburg, Germany


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