The Breakroom


June 9, 2016

By Craig Hockenberry

BitCam Tout

With WWDC just around the corner, we thought it would be a great time to release an app that takes advantage of all the latest technology in your pocket.

Announcing BitCam – the world’s most advanced camera for your mini pocket computer. Years in the making, this is just a hint at what’s to come as we celebrate the Iconfactory’s 20th anniversary this month.

Here’s what our geeky friends in the press have said about BitCam:

Paul Miller – The Verge:

I paid $1.99, and I don’t even like taking photos. The whole app has a delicious Mac OS 6 feel — even the shutter sound is retro. Can I please get all my apps redesigned to reawaken childhood memories of being an Apple fanboy in the pre-iPod dark ages?

John Gruber – Daring Fireball:

Gorgeous, unbelievably faithful one-bit camera app for iPhone done in the style of the original Mac. A lovely tribute to Bill Atkinson’s remarkable dithering algorithm. “Catnip for old-school Mac users,” says John Siracusa. Check out the fun recent-hire-at-Apple Chris Espinosa is having with it.

Sarah Perez – TechCrunch:

BitCam has invented its own terminology that sounds like something from another era, too. This fun phrasing continues in the settings where you can choose to take photos with the “Self Camera” (the front-facing camera), or square-shaped photos for sharing on Instagram by choosing the “Instaphoto Size.”

Download it today from the application store! You’ll have plenty of time to read the software description as you install it from your 28kbps modem.

UPDATE: IF you tried to install BitCam’s color graphics card and got a vexing error, fret not! An update is coming soon that corrects the problem. Did we say the application store business is complicated? Because it is everything is good now. Enjoy those vibrant 8 colors!