This past weekend I attended a fabulous Southern wedding. Besides the nuptials and subsequent reception being fabulous, I also found a fun new app to play with: Pocketbooth: a photo booth in your pocket!
The name really says it all – remember those photo booths that we used to hang out in at the mall when we were younger (it’s very apt that I learned about the app at my middle school BFF’s wedding)? Well, Pocketbooth allows you to take photos using your smartphone (or iPad) and it turns them into a photo strip that’s an exact replica of the old-school photo booths.
It was such a brilliant idea to break this out during the wedding reception, because the guests just passed around the iPad and everyone took a series of fun photos that the bride and groom will have forever. It takes all of 4 seconds for the photos to turn into the film strip. And the app also allows you to email the photos to desired recipients on the spot.
Pocketbooth works on iPhone, iPad, Android, and Ovi (Nokia) and costs between $.99 and $1.99 depending on the platform.
In their own words:
Pocketbooth perfectly replicates the intimacy, spontaneity, and hilarity of a traditional photobooth. Take it to your next party and watch as your friends strike a pose.
Meticulously designed to emulate the experience of a 1950s-era Model 11 Photobooth, Pocketbooth is as beautiful to look at as it is fun to use. Available now on a variety of platforms.
- Share photostrips via Email, Twitter, Facebook, and more
- Take photos in color, b&w, sepia, or antique
- Adjust booth effects, timings, paper stock, and pose options
I give Pocketbooth 2-Thumbs Up!
Pocketbooth made Babble’s list for best iPhone photo apps!