TriggerHappy App Turns Your Phone Into an Advanced DSLR Camera Remote
Three photo-loving engineers want to simplify digital photography with a simple cord-and-phone-app combo that’s gaining immense support on Kickstarter.
Though it’s still six days away from its Kickstarter funding deadline, TriggerHappy has blown past its original $25,000 goal. So far, the team has collected $185,247 at the time of posting. Backers who pledge $50 or more will receive the TriggerHappy cord and app. The cord will connect to nearly all iOS and Android devices through a standard audio jack.
TriggerHappy lets a user quickly snap pictures without fail and fire rapid sequences of shots with one touch. The app also allows individuals to create easy presets — automatic interval changes, duration of shots and shutter speed settings.
The app streamlines processes. Photographers can easily navigate the app instead of scrolling through every tab within the camera to find specific menus. High dynamic range time-lapse series and complicated functions are easy to set.
The patent-pending invention can, among other features, trigger a camera, manage time-lapse photography and shoot in HDR mode.
The team of engineers behind the TriggerHappy unit and app are Kevin Harrington, Brett Gottula and Luke Duffield. With the money raised, the engineers will incorporate new features to the app including face-detection capabilities, lightning detection and audio waveform detection.
The TriggerHappy Camera Remote will cost $69.99 plus shipping. There are adapters for most Nikon and Canon models. TriggerHappy can also be used with many Kodak, FujiFilm, Sony and Olympus models.
Is there a need for TriggerHappy? What other camera functions would you like an external app for? Tell us in the comments.
Image courtesy of Flickr, Ben Fredericson
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