ShakeItPhoto: For The Greatest Fake Polaroid Fans

by Pu on September 12, 2010

Everybody likes instant photography, especially on the iPhone. Most apps that promise to the user the same experience of an actual instant camera are as a matter of fact big letdowns.

ShakeItPhoto, a very basic replacement to the default iPhone camera, differently from other similar apps, gets very close to what it promises.

Main Features

  • Up to a resolution of 1016 x 1040 pixels;
  • Shake to speed up development.

Appotography Opinion

ShakeItPhoto is a very nice and simple app that will make die-hard fans of the original Polaroid camera happy. In fact, much more than the official app, ShakeItPhoto gets close to delivering the feel of Polaroid instant photography, from the truthfulness of the filters to the shaking motion required to develop the photos faster to the effects reproducing real instant cameras’ sounds. The success of this app depends mainly on the fact  ShakeItPhoto stays true to what it promises. First of all, it is very easy to use as it doesn’t offer any additional gadget or special feature to its basic function which is to take a photo – or change an existing one – adding to it a Polaroid-like filter and border. This means it will be excellent for iPhone camera users that usually prefer straightforward tools rather than gimmicky ones with gazillions of confusing variables, but it will also be a decent expansion  for those who often like to use more than one app to edit their photos.

ShakeItPhoto conveniently works both with photos taken on the spot and and with the camera roll. There’s space for improvements on higher resolution.


Name: ShakeItPhoto
Developer: Banana Camera Co.
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad. iOS 2.2.1 or later.
Price: £0.59||$0.99||€0.79
Vote: 4/5

ShakeItPhoto - Banana Camera Co.

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