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Polaroid Polamatic™ Mobile Application for iOS -- Create Polaroid Pictures From Your iPhone

MINNEAPOLIS, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid today is pleased to introduce Polamatic, a new photo & video application that combines digital photo effects with frames in the format of the Polaroid Classic Border Logo. With the Polamatic 1.0 application, users can shoot a new picture or use an existing one from their photo library, add a Polaroid Classic Border frame, apply a filter, write a caption, and then share a unique, retro photo. Polamatic combines today's mobile camera technology with the classic look of a Polaroid picture. When taking a new picture, users may control the flash, grid, front or rear camera, and timer settings with the tap of a button.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120109/NY31853LOGO )

Offered by Appadana Development, an authorized Polaroid licensee, the Polamatic app brings back the instant magic of Polaroid pictures to mobile devices. Users may select from 12 frames with clever names like "tape," "crumpled" and "kinda new." Unlike other photo editing applications, the frames are not computer generated. Instead, they are high quality scans of new, used, and vintage Polaroid Classic Border frames, giving pictures a unique classic style.

The app also features 12 photo effects for customization with fun names like "chroma," "gelatin" and "pyrophoric." The photo effects allow users to apply a number of color and tone adjusting effects to their pictures. Whether users wish to apply sepia tones, or a rosy hue, this application has a plethora of effects to choose from. Users may also add text to their Polaroid picture, choosing from 12 different fonts.

Your Polaroid pictures can be saved and easily shared via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr or email, making this application a must for bloggers and social media enthusiasts who want to add Polaroidpictures to their visual posts. Users may also save their pictures directly to the iOS photo library, with the tap of a button.

The Polamatic app store allows users to purchase additional frame formats and effects. From the Polaroid Vintage Pack upgrade, users can select an additional 12, authentic, high-resolution scans of Polaroid Classic Border picture frames from multiple eras. For those wishing to add a touch of color to their photos, the Polaroid Chroma Pack upgrade includes 10 colored Polaroid Classic Border picture frames. The Photo Effects upgrade offers 12 added photo effects allowing for more customization options.

Feature Highlights:
* Easy to use, intuitive interface produces quality edits in seconds
* 12 authentic Polaroid Classic Border picture frames
* 12 photo effects for innovative pictures
* Easily share via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr or email
* Control flash, grid, and front or rear camera
* In-App purchases provide additional borders and photo effects

"Bring back all of the magic of Polaroid pictures on your iPhone," stated Appadana Development's Dana Shakiba. "Polamatic makes your pictures come alive with classic Polaroid style."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 41.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Polamatic 1.0 for iPhone is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Review copies are available on request.
The Polaroid Brand

Across several generations, people regard Polaroid as one of the most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands when it comes to technology. The history of Polaroid began 75 years ago, with its roots stemming back to Polaroid instant film, cameras and camera accessories – thus was the introduction of the famous Polaroid Classic Border Logo which is still recognized today as a true landmark of photography.

In recent years, Polaroid has expanded its range of products in consumer electronics and photography, such as 3D TVs, tablets, instant cameras and mobile printers, e-book readers, digital high-definition camcorders, waterproof digital cameras and more. People can expect to see new Polaroid products that will deliver the fun, instant gratification and value that the brand has long stood. For more information, visit www.polaroid.com.

Polaroid, Polaroid & Pixel, Polamatic, Polaroid Classic Border Logo and Color Spectrum are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC.

About Appadana Development

Based in Annapolis, Maryland, Appadana Development was founded by Dana Shakiba in 2011. Appadana Development focuses on building mobile apps across a wide variety of platforms. With a focus on apps that combine unique designs with excellent technical implementation, Appadana Development values building quality applications and always responding to the needs of their customers.
Apple, iPhone and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc.

SOURCE Polaroid

May 4, 2012

Flo Hydraulic Calculator Version 2.0 Released

New Features:

Elliptical Pipe
Solve for flow, depth, and slope.
V Shaped Channel
Solve for flow, depth, and slope.
2D Structure Animations
All structure types now have animations for visualization purposes.
Completely Redesigned User Interface
New interface features stunning graphics and animations. Creates a unique feel for the user and improveds user experience.

September 14, 2011

Flo Hydraulic Calculator Featured in CE News


CE News, Product and Software Guide
September 2011

Hydraulic Calculator Packs Power Into iPhone App

If a new $10 hydraulic-flow calculator for the iPhone is any indicator, smart-phone apps are fast becoming the new disrupters of traditional software technology.

Flo Hydraulic from Appadana, Baltimore, Md., is powerful, flexible and easy to use. Early adopters say it does just about every kind of hydraulic calculation they can think of, potentially overthrowing other widely used tools in the process.

According to the App Store, which gave it a "new and noteworthy" billing, the software does 42 different calculations over 10 structure types. Entry screens are backed up by context-sensitive documentation, including formulae and tables, available at the tap of an icon. Color-coded fields guide users to required variables for each type of calculation. Users can switch between English and metric measurements on the fly with ease.

"I feel this is really a revolution and an evolution, too," says Pang Tu, a civil engineer with the STV Inc., a design, engineering and construction-management firm in Baltimore.

The app is quite new and still evolving. It was released on Aug. 3, with a version update on Aug. 7 that adds reporting capabilities and 2D animations of flow within circular and rectangular channels. A release scheduled for Aug. 19 will add calculations for elliptical-pipe and V-shaped channels.

Although the current version does work on the iPad as well as the iPhone and iPod Touch running iOS 3.0 or later, the developer plans to release a version specifically for the iPad on Aug. 26. It will have more reporting tools than are available in the iPhone version.

An Android version also is in the works, with a planned release of Sept. 9.

Downloads so far have averaged about 80 per day, with significant international interest, according to the developer. There were eight rave reviews on the iTunes App store webpage as of Aug. 15. All gave Flo Hydraulic the maximum five stars.

The range of calculations includes those used by civil engineers in drainage evaluation and planning, including solving for cu-ft-per-second flow rates through circular pipe and through rectangular- and trapezoidal-section channels, as well as gutter capacity and flow over several configuration of weirs and orifices. Among the variables that can be tweaked are normal depth, dimensions, slope and roughness.

Tu got a look at the Aug. 3 release when he got a call from the developer, civil engineer Dana Shakiba, who interned at STV a few years ago before striking out on his own as a BIM tutor and software developer. Shakiba suggested Tu check out the software.

"We've been exploring other hydraulic apps on the App Store," says Tu. "Most of them do handle hydraulic calculation stuff, but not everything. Dana's app can do pretty much everything, from start to finish." He adds, "In school, you needed a whole big book to cover this. Now everything you want is on a little phone."

The first release could not generate reports. In the second release, users can perform calculations and e-mail the reports from the phone. "This would be really great for a field engineer or in a meeting in which people are arguing whether a pipe is undersized. You can prove it right away," says Tu.

"We tested it against some of our own calculations, and the app is really exact, very accurate," Tu says.

Methodology is based upon the Federal Highway Administration's Hydraulic Engineering Circular No. 22 (HEC-22), and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Water Measurement Manual.

Shakiba, who is president of Appadana, says accuracy and quality are what drives him. "I am a civil engineer. I work with a lot of big companies, and I have a special interest in software. Mobile apps are really big right now—there have been 15 billion app downloads since 2007—and there is a lack of quality apps in the marketplace. There is a lot of junk.

"I enjoy software, and I want to make quality software. If you put an incorrect calculation, it will notify you," says Shakiba. "Apps like these make it very simple for engineers to do quick calculations at a reasonable price. That's what I was going for—and to be as thorough as possible in this application."

By Tom Sawyer
ENR Magazine

Flo Hydraulic Calculator - A civil approach to hydraulic analysis

Appadana has announced Flo Hydraulic Calculator 1.1, their mobile hydraulic analysis tool for iOS devices. Flo is capable of performing pipe, open channel, gutter, weir and orifice flow computations. Users have the flexibility to solve for any variable and additional features include sending reports via email and 2D section view animations. This tool is a must for any civil engineer. All computations are based off of nationally recognized design methodologies.

Annapolis, Maryland - Mobile application development company Appadana has announced Flo Hydraulic Calculator 1.1 for iOS. Flo Hydraulic Calculator is the most flexible and thorough hydraulic analysis app on the App Store. No other app gives you as much flexibility when it comes to selecting which variables to solve for, completing every calculation with ease, efficiency, and most importantly, accuracy. Featured by apple in New and Noteworthy.

* Circular Pipe: Solve for flow, normal depth, diameter, and slope
* Rectangular Channel: Solve for flow, normal depth, height, width, and slope
* Trapezoidal Channel: Solve for flow, normal depth, width, and slope
* Gutter: (Uniform and Composite) Solve for flow, cross slope, road slope, and spread
* Weir: (Rectangular, V-Notch, Cipolletti, and Generic) Solve for flow, length, angle, and head
* Orifice: (Rectangular, Circular, and Generic) Solve for flow, height, diameter, area, and head

* Easy to use interface, custom keyboard number pad for faster typing
* Optimized for the iPhone 4 retina display
* Color coded text fields guide the user, immediately showing what variables are required to execute the calculation
* Detailed information pages show the meaning of every control and variable on the screen * Manning's roughness coefficients for all materials
* All formulas that are used to run the analysis are shown in the information page.
* Supports all calculations in English (US) and S.I. (Metric) units. Also on the fly
conversion of any calculations to English or S.I units
* Reporting Feature - You can now create and email an analysis report to anyone based on current calculation
* 2D Section Animation - Circular Pipe & Rectangular Channel now have a 2D section animation feature which allows you to see the actual flow within the pipe or channel

Nationally recognized method's of design are used for all calculations such as the Federal Highway Administration's Hydraulic Engineering Circular No. 22 (HEC-22), and the United States Bureau of Reclamation Water Measurement Manual. Throw away your pipe wheel, nomographs and overpriced hydraulic analysis tools and download Flo Hydraulic Calculator now. Streamline your work and save your time, all for $9.99.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad * Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 5.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Flo Hydraulic Calculator 1.1 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

Published on 08/21/11

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