Today, I want to highlight one of my favorite such apps and the genius behind it. Percolator was created by John Balestrieri, founder of Tinrocket, LLC. It's a wonderful little program that can take a guy like me (someone with the inclination to be a talented artist – just without the talent part) and make his images look interesting and fun. Here are some examples from John's iPhone:
(Original iPhone photo on left and with Percolator magic on right)
Percolator made it's debut in August of 2010 and back then it was a fun little program. I enjoyed taking snapshots with the iPhone and seeing what it would do. Unlike a lot of neat programs where the developer creates something fun and just forgets about it, since it's original release, John was hard at work tweaking and improving Percolator to make it even better. A couple weeks ago, Tinrocket released a new and improved Percolator 2.0! And it's more beautiful than ever and loaded with more awesome features to satisfy my creative impulses!
Photo using Percolator's Superstar filter
Percolator's easy to use interface on an iPad screenshot
Here's one I took of my son (using a different Percolator filter) headed to the surf yesterday (yes, we live in California):
Kudos to John for producing such a great program. Percolator is on my short list of must buys for the iPhone/iPad. I'm looking forward to seeing what Tinrocket comes up with next!
John Balestrieri, author of Percolator
Oh, and let me know if you have an iPhone/iPad. John has told me, he'll give me some promo codes to hand out and I'm giving it to the people who post the nicest comments about his program and how they might use it.