Let's not beat about the bush, we have some mighty fine news!!
At long last, the rumours of Triggertrap v1 being vapourware can be dispelled with empirical evidence: the Triggertrap v1
is finally shipping!
We can't express how excited and happy we are; it has been a fiercely
long and trecherous road from the Triggertrap Kickstarter project to
today's shipping date, and... It feels amazing!
We can't wait to see what you guys come up with, and to discover the
kinds of projects you'll be using the Triggertrap v1 for. Incredibly
Introducing... Bulb ramping!
I know you've all been waiting for the Triggertrap v1's for bloody
ages, and so we decided to try and spring a little surprise on you as a
thank you for your continued support and patience: A fifth triggering
mode, in addition to the Laser, Light, Sound and Timelapse triggers.
The fifth mode is Bulb Ramping, and will be available as a firmware
update for the Triggertrap v1 and Triggertrap Shield for Arduino. Full
details in our Bulb Ramping Introduction article on the Triggertrap website.
What about Triggertrap Mobile?
The obvious next question is; When are we going to add Bulb Ramping to Triggertrap Mobile?
I don't have a good answer to that quite yet... We have some really
exciting updates and news coming up regarding version v1.1 of
Triggertrap Mobile, but the time is not quite ripe yet - but rest
assured, we're working on it, and when we launch it, it's going to be
awesome. Stay tuned, we'll let you know more as soon as we are ready.
In the meantime, we are still waiting for Apple to approve v1.0.3 of Triggertrap Mobile
which includes several sweet improvements; including a completely
re-written triggering algorithm that gives Triggertrap Mobile a reaction
time that is nearly two times faster.
Triggertrap Mobile for Android
As we promised, we've been working on an Android version of Triggertrap Mobile in the background.
In fact, it was as part of the research and prototyping we were doing
for Android, that we discovered several ways of making the iOS version
of Triggertrap Mobile so much faster (as discussed re: v1.0.3 above).
We've got some bad news, however, and it
looks like there is an operating-system level challenge we're going to
have to overcome before triggering a camera on Android will become
If you are an adroit Android expert, we'd love to hear your opinions; there may
be a way around this hurdle that we haven't discovered yet, ourselves.
Want to get ready for Triggertrap v1?
I appreciate that you've all been patient with us. This is absolutely monumental, and I can't express how happy all of this makes me!