Wooh! Mikael, one of the co-founders of Unsplash here. I know we’re late to the app party but we finally made one. :)
Trailer video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTea_8Fk5Ns
Our intent with Unsplash for iOS was not to build another social/photo networking app. Instead, we wanted to bring all the freely usable, high-res photos on Unsplash to iOS in a way that felt native to iPad (drag & drop, multitasking).
The Unsplash app might seem under-featured. There’s no profiles, following, or liking yet. Instead, the app is super focused on doing just one thing well: getting great images into creative applications quickly and easily.
Today’s version is just the start. Would love to hear what you think!
More on our thinking behind the launch here: https://medium.com/unsplash/unsplash-for-ios-your-mobile-creative-companion-is-here-3d5879b6061b
@mikaelcho Congrats! Awesome useful app, the trailer well shows the use case for content creators or just social media fans ;)
@morajabi Thanks Mohammad! Ya, we tried to focus on the creative use of photography. Specifically building on the interactions Apple recently introduced in iOS 11.
@mikaelcho Congrats and thanks! This will be incredibly helpful for social media work that I'm doing. The website was great but an app is always easier to use.
Binoy Xavier Joy
@mikaelcho Unsplash brings a smile to my face every single time I hear about a product you introduce or a deal you strike. "super focused on doing just one thing well: getting great images into creative applications quickly and easily." Truly a creative companion one can count on. Keep them coming 👌🏼
@mikaelcho simple & clean app!! Kudos to the entire team behind this great app 👏👏
Cole Alan Roberts
@mikaelcho It looks great! Certain pieces of the UI look very similar to my Unsplash app, Canvas. In particular the photo detail view. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/canvas-beautiful-wallpapers/id1304219749?ls=1&mt=8
@mikaelcho Unsplash has made my Chrome extension possible, so thank you! (https://chrome.dgarry.com)
What you don't know about stock photos: https://medium.com/@Zimberoff/disrupting-stock-photography-fffe1c7d5b99
Is an Android version coming soon? I love great products but it always hurts to see an iOS exclusive app from a pretty well-sized company
@pluslucas_ I'm sorry, we don't have plans for a similar app on Android anytime soon. But we have plans for Android. We already released an Android app, before iOS: https://unsplash.com/wallpaper#android-app
Have been using this for the last week, REALLY solid app. Awesome design, quick and simple. Congrats to the team 👊🏻
Looks great! I'm guessing that login and collections are on the roadmap?
Also, I spotted a bug on the main screen (using iPhone X) - rotating to landscape view and then back to portrait causes some layout issues.
@joelfreeborn Thanks Joel! Collections and login will be there eventually. We're aware of the issue, thank you for reporting it.
This is awesome..!! Now getting through your images just got easier. And your launch trailer is simply amazing and highly influential :)
Harris Robin Kalash
Amazing! Always impressed by what you guys put out there :)
@lulzhrk Thanks Harris!
Great job!! 😊 Will check it out 😊
The app looks gorgeous, thanks guys! Maybe it's just me, but I often find myself triggering the drop-here-to-download mechanism unintentionally whilst scrolling the photo list on the phone in portrait orientation. A possible fix could be using Force Touch rather than long press to initiate the download interaction?
@marco_corti Thanks Marco! I understand your comment as I had the same 'frustration' early on, but now got used to avoid leaving my finger pressing the screen for long. We're using the default behaviour offered with UICollectionView, and I don't really want to start making something custom.
D E R R I C
Nice looking app!!
✌️ Sup dudes -- this is hot fire!
PS. Hi Steph
I've been using Unsplash for work for awhile now, and have never once been disappointed with the quality of content! Absolutely professional grade images 100% of the time. SO stoked they've rolled out a mobile version 🤘🤘
Awesome! So with this new funding, Unsplash is finally in a position to start compensating the hard-working photographers providing all of the content for their website. When can we expect that to go into effect?
Once again @unsplash coming in 🔥
Downloaded the Unsplash iOS app and it’s awesome.
Awesome, have been waiting a long time for it. Could you update the Mac App with the same functionalities as the iOS App?
I started traking unsplash two weeks ago with webgazer.io after noticing how often the page went down. I wasn't wrong, during the last 2 weeks it has accumulated a downtime of 18 hours. Please fix this first instead of releasing new apps and partnerships :)
Matthieu de Luze
Keep on making us dream with supa high quality pics and now also on phone.
I've always loved the selection that Unsplash offers. Excited for this app!
Have been using this since their first launch on web. Glad to have it ready when I’m on the go now!