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9 AM (San Diego-time) update for Friday, November 17th: 

FYI, for performance reasons, we've decided to Release our "Photosets TV for Mac" app, BEFORE any set-top box version of Photosets TV.


5 PM (San Diego-time) update for Thursday, November 16th: 

FYI, moving forward we've decided to price both Photosets X & Photosets TV at $4 USD each.

At Launch, the combination should immediately become "The Gold Standard" in "HomeBrew Motion Photography" !

Purpose built for Sports, Female Photo Modeling, & Dynamic Nature Scenes, but also an excellent fit if you've got young kids and/or pets.

Also, late today we began porting our Photosets TV app to the $70 Amazon 4K Fire TV !


12 Noon (San Diego-time) update for Thursday, November 16th: 

We've had a Change of Heart, and have decided to Release v1.0 of our Photosets TV for Apple TV app after all ! ... it's main feature is the Playback of the UN-compressed photosets that it receives from Photosets X.

Regarding Photosets X, we've decided to limit the ability to Transmit UN-compressed photosets to Photosets TV to ONLY those Apple mobile devices with 3 GB or more of DRAM ... specifically, this new feature will ONLY become enabled if your Photosets X app is running on an iPhone or iPad with 3 GB or more of DRAM.

We intend to submit BOTH Photosets TV v1.0 AND Photosets X v1.9 to Apple App Review later today !

While NOT our primary market, we believe there is a fair chance the combination of Photosets X AND Photosets TV will become "the hit" around your Christmas tree, especially if you have very young kids !


11 PM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, November 15th: 

Things are progressing FAST ... we're now able to Transmit UN-compressed photosets around our R&D lab ! ... specifically, we've added a new camera feature that enables you to OPTIONALLY transmit recently-captured photoset content in UN-compressed form ! ... we have been prototyping this with our UN-released Photosets TV app running on an Apple TV, but we don't plan to go to market with it (i.e., the Photosets TV part of it) ... if there's one lesson that we've learned as App Developers, it's that Apple has a (complete) Stranglehold on App Discovery, and that there is NO benefit in releasing any subsequent Apple product !

So, we're now evaluating other, MUCH CHEAPER, set-top boxes ! ... Google & Amazon are at the top of our list.

Consider all this a slight tip of our hand on the Rollout of our Photosets Social Network ... we seriously doubt anyone will be able to figure-out what we're up to ! ... Steve Jobs (probably) could, but he had Rare Insight.

And for those of you who may be following us, once we get our Social Net up & running, we'll be half-way to a Unicorn ! ... Hey Tim, How do you like them Apples ?


7 PM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, November 15th: 

We've noticed that a number of so-called Pro Stock Analysts who cover AAPL have lofty price targets, including a new one who just started today ... we doubt any of them have questioned the $618 ASP number that Apple announced during their last Earnings Call ... because if they had, AND they (at least) had the math skills of a ten year old, then they should have been able to figure-out that it's mostly been a Dog & Pony Show AND Smoke & Mirrors with Apple lately ! ... as such, we'd like to present our Price Target ... it's $137.50, which is simply the AVG of a $100 baseline and $175 (close to Apple's recent top) ... in other words, we believe Apple's "true" market cap is ~$700B.

The simple fact of the matter is: i.) the iPhone 8 has Bombed, ii.) the iPhone 8 Plus is doing well in-large-part because it's likely the last High-Perf iPhone with Touch ID (see our News web page), and iii.) the iPhone X is a total UN-known, but looking very suspicious, especially from our vantage point (peel away the marketing BS, and see what you get).

We stand by our number: ~$700B market cap ... which BTW, there is really nothing wrong with ... except for those who bought-in above $137.50 !


1 PM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, November 15th: 

FYI, we're progressing extremely well with our Photosets Social Network ... so well in fact, that while we had been calling v1.8 a Watershed update, because of it's HIGH capture performance, v1.9 may actually get that label from others, as it represents something truly Unique & Innovative in the world of Social Networks ... we won't tip our hand much on this till it's out, but we will say that most will soon realize that we've Opened Up a Brand New Market Opportunity !

True Innovation comes from the Smallest of Companies, NOT from the Largest of Companies ... Apple now is really NO different than a Siemens or a Fujitsu ! ... which BTW, the Founder & CEO of this company spent a year at both (in Silicon Valley) ... Apple has the SIGNIFICANT advantage of weak competition in their primary market, however.

Finally, we wanted to point out one of our primary goals for our Photosets Social Network ... specifically, to help our Users get their Photosets, Photoset Videos, & Favorite Photoset Photos OUT of the Apple ecosystem as efficiently as possible ! ... Apple's Stranglehold on App Discovery has taught us a very valuable lesson, and one in which we won't make the same mistake twice !


4 PM (San Diego-time) update for Tuesday, November 14th: 

FYI, v1.9, out soon ?, "may" include a first-cut of support for Uploading your Photoset Videos & your hand-picked Favorite Photoset Photos to our brand-new "Photosets Social Network," a First of It's Kind Vivid / Vibrant Motion Photography Social Network !

Also, we'd like to define what we mean by the term "Blacklisted" ... specifically, it's a Term we (now) use to describe Photosets X, simply because it is the Single-Best App in it's category (By Far), has been for a very long time, yet has received NO Love from Apple (i.e., zero attention from Apple in the iOS App Store) ... additionally, we're NOT saying it's intentional ... it simply could be accidental, although we believe the odds of that are fairly low ... furthermore, we believe the term Blacklisted applies equally to other Flagship-caliber apps in a similar situation (in other categories).


4:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Thursday, November 9th: 

FYI, we simply wanted to add a new table, that presents a more-simplified version of what we had described in some of our previous updates.

Notice the differences in Value Grade between the iPhone 7 & 8, and between the iPhone 7+ & 8+ ... those differences (in Value Grades) clearly explains why some devices sold (well) in Apple's 3Q, and why some didn't !



List

Sept 12th
Price Drop

DRAM

Our Estimate
of
3Q Units
Sold

Value Grade

(By us &
Subjective)

iPhone X

$999+

-

3 GB

-

B-

iPhone 8+

$799+

-

3 GB

9.3M

(6.5M + 2.8M)

B+

iPhone 8

$699+

-

2 GB

2.8M

B-
-

iPhone 7+

$669+

$100

3 GB

~0

A-

iPhone 7

$549+

$100

2 GB

34.5M

A-
-

iPhone 6s+

$549+

$100

2 GB

~0

C+

iPhone 6s

$449+

$100

2 GB

~0

C+

iPhone SE

$349+

$50

2 GB

~0

B-



6 PM (San Diego-time) update for Wednesday, November 8th: 

Today we are announcing that Photosets X will soon include support for Uploading content directly to our Photosets internet servers, for Sharing with other Users of Photosets ! ... specifically, you'll soon be able to Upload your Photoset Videos & their associated Favorite Photos (up-to five Favorite photos per photoset, picked by you), and assign the content to one of three categories: i.) Sports Highlights, ii.) Female Photo Modeling, or iii.) Dynamic Nature Scenes.

After you've Uploaded your first content, you can then enable Notifications, which will inform you when new High-Quality content has been Uploaded (by others), and is available for viewing ... three Notifications are supported, one for each category.

The initial purpose of all this is to Showcase what's possible with the Photosets X app, as well as to help expedite the educational efforts of our Photosets User Community.

You can think of it as Photosets' (Extended Color Space) Social Network, a First of It's Kind Motion Photography Social Network !


8 PM (San Diego-time) update for Tuesday, November 7th: 

Updated Table (see below):  Base Version of the iPhone 7 Stole the Show Early On !

(From our perspective, there's nothing wrong with the iPhone 7, except it doesn't have 3 GB of DRAM)

Our estimates for Apple's last fiscal Qtr, ending Sept 30th


iPhone 8+

(256 GB)

iPhone 8+

(64 GB)

iPhone 8

(64 GB)

iPhone 7

(32 GB)

List

$949

$799

$699

$549

Sept 12th
Price Drop

-

-

-

$100

Introduced

Sept 2017

Sept 2017

Sept 2017

Sept 2016
-

Units
(in Millions)

2.8

6.5

2.8

34.5

% of Apple's
iPhone Sales

6%

14%

6%

74%


(0.74)($549) + (0.06)($699) + (0.14)($799) + (0.06)($949) = $617

While NOT exactly equal to $618, it's close enough !

The breakdown also tells us that Apple sold 2.8M + 6.5M + 2.8M = 12.1M iPhone 8 & 8+ units during Sept.

This also means Apple (may have) sold almost 3x more iPhone 7 units from Sept 12th thru FCS for the iPhone 8 & 8+ (i.e., when they start charging customers), than iPhone 8 & 8+ units from their FCS thru the end of Sept ! ... that's an INCREDIBLE statistic ! ... it's also extremely telling that a small App Developer company is the first to figure this all out !

Also, we'd like to point out precisely what prompted us to start looking into this ... specifically, NOT a single so-called Professional Stock Analyst who covers Apple questioned the actual $618 number (vs. the expected $633 number) ... as such, we decided to do our own Homework on the subject, AND we also now RE-affirm our earlier statement that every single one of them is a Clueless Retard, NOT worth their salt !

Exactly how many times did they press Tim Cook to divulge the per-device breakdown, all the while knowing he wouldn't ! ... and to this day, ours is the first (accurate) per-device breakdown provided for Apple's last fiscal quarter !

We're now gonna post our numbers to our Twitter account.

On a completely different subject, Photosets X is currently available ONLY in the U.S., China & Japan.


11 AM (San Diego-time) update for Tuesday, November 7th:  FYI, after analyzing more data yesterday, it now appears Apple may have sold ONLY three iPhones in any quantity, from Sept 12th thru Sept 30th (the End of Apple's last fiscal quarter) ... specifically, the base version of the iPhone 7 sold extremely well from Sept 12th, up-until the time the iPhone 8 & 8+ became available ... furthermore, it appears few High Flash Storage models of both the 7 & 8 were sold from Sept 12th thru Sept 30th ... we also RE-affirm our estimate for the breakdown of Low Storage vs High Storage for the 8+ to be 70/30 ... as such, there are (now) ONLY three iPhones & four specific configurations required in the equation ... and as a reminder, the equation needs to equal $618, Apple's Avg Selling Price (ASP) for it's last fiscal quarter (which BTW, is down significantly from the expected / projected $633 ASP) ... we'll update the table (below) later today ... some may find the numbers SHOCKING, to say the least ... as the Hint, the 7 was on fire for a very short period, starting 9/12 (@ only $549 !).

Even the complex version of the equation now becomes fairly simple:

(i)($549) + (j)($699) + (k)($799) + (l)($949) = $618

where i + j + k + l = 1.0


4 PM (San Diego-time) update for Sunday, November 5th:  We forgot to mention earlier today, that we believe there is a Fair Chance that Face ID falls Flat on It's Face ... and if that happens, then the 7+ & 8+ will have significantly higher "street value" relative to the iPhone X ... this belief contributed to our decision to resurrect our Software-based Image Stablization R&D task, described earlier today.

Also, pers the Ars Technica review, the iPhone X display appears to ONLY support "8-bit" HDR, NOT 10-bit HDR ! ... we naturally assumed that it supports 10-bit HDR ... if that's NOT the case, AND this really needs further verification by others, the iPhone X cannot be considered a true Flagship-caliber smartphone !

Hearing that the iPhone X supports ONLY "8-bit" (color) HDR comes as a TOTAL SHOCK TO US !


11 AM (San Diego-time) update for Sunday, November 5th:  FYI, today we've decided to resurrect our Software-based Image Stabilization R&D effort for the f/2.8 NON-stabilized Telephoto lens of the 7+ and 8+ ! ... when Apple announced the 8+ on Sept 12th, we fully expected it to include OIS with the Telephoto lens, but that was NOT the case ... as such, it presents Open Opportunity for us, and is (now) the trigger mechanism for us to resurrect our Software-based Image Stabilization R&D effort ... for those of you who don't know, we spent many, many months working on it for the 7+'s Telephoto lens, but eventually had to put it on the back-burner in favor of other more-pressing Features ... in a Nutshell, we got it 2/3 completed, AND left all of the relevant code in the app ... as such, we've ONLY got the remaining 1/3 to go to complete the task ! ... also, we're all currently using iPhone 7 Plus devices, so we've also got a personal reason in making it happen (ASAP) ... the main benefit will be when capturing 12 Mpx Full Resolution motion photos, as well as when capturing north of 30 fps, something that "may" be possible with ALL lenses in the 8, 8+ and X.

When completed, it will increase the "street value" of the 7+ & 8+, relative to the iPhone X ! ... stated differently, the iPhone X will have lost it's key Rear Camera benefit, relative to the 7+ & 8+ !

On Monday, we are going to "officially" ask both Qualcomm & Google to help fund this resurrected project !


4 PM (San Diego-time) update for Saturday, November 4th:  Today, we're gonna present our "first-order best guess" on the "per-device breakdown" of Apple's recently-announced Sales numbers ... as many of you know, for their 4th Qtr ended Sept 30th, Apple reported 46.677M iPhone units sold, with $28.846B in Revenue ... from the CC, we also know the iPhone 8+ and 8 outsold ALL other iPhones, AND from others' spot checks on sales, that the iPhone 7 has sold well.

If you divide $28.846B by 46.677M, you get an Average Sale Price of ~$618.

We call it First-Order, because it does NOT account for the Higher Flash Memory Devices ... we don't know the mix (nobody but Apple does), and if we did include it, then the numbers for Apple mobile devices with a List above $618 would obviously be lower, perhaps much lower.

Also, we only include the four Apple mobile devices that we believe actually sold in quanity during the period ... in other words, we do NOT believe the 7+, 6s, or 6s+ sold in any real quantity during Apple's' most-recent fiscal quarter.

The last two Rows in the Table are an attempt to represent a 70/30 mix of the Highest & Lowest Flash Memory Devices ... for example, for the iPhone 8 Plus portion of sales, 70% of sales from the 64GB version @$799, and the other 30% of sales from the 256GB version @ $949.

Tim Cook stated during the CC that the 8 and 8+ we're their best selling iPhones ... however, the equation doesn't solve to $618 with a 70/30 mix, or really any mix ! ... also, $618 wasn't anywhere close to the Pro Analyst Prediction of $633 ! ... the ONLY conclusion we can come to is that we, AND really everyone, needs to go back & RE-listen to that portion of the CC ... it appears Tim "may have been" pulling a Fast One over Everyone ... we're gonna assume he wasn't referring to the Quarter, just for the short period that the 8 & 8+ we're available for purchase.

If we assume a 25% mix of iPhones across the Board, the ASP becomes $636.50 with a 70/30 mix ! ... so what gives Tim ?

We assume sales of ALL iPhones was negilible in the Fiscal Qtr leading up-to Sept 12th, and that the Introduction of the 8 and 8+, combined with the Price Drop of the older models, triggered just-about ALL sales for the Qtr ... and, we believe this is a fair assumption ... we also believe the 70/30 Flash Storage mix we've assumed is a fair assumption ... so then, what gives ?

We believe the 6s MUST be included in the mix, even though it was introduced in Sept 2015, otherwise there is NO way to reach the magical $618 ASP !



iPhone 8+

iPhone 8

iPhone 7

iPhone 6s

iPhone SE

List

$799+

$699+

$549+

$449+

$349+

Sept 12th
Price Drop

-

-

$100

$100

$50

Introduced

Sept 2017

Sept 2017

Sept 2016

Sept 2015

March 2016
-

Units
(in Millions)

13.536

12.136

11.202

9.802

% of Sales

29% ?

26% ?

24% ?

21% ?

Units
(in Millions)

13.536 ?

12.136 ?

11.202 ?

9.802 ?
-

% of Sales

20% ?

20% ?

20% ?

20% ?

20% ?

Units
(in Millions)

???

???

???

???

???



IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATE:

5:30 PM (San Diego-time) update for Friday, November 3rd:  On the advice of Counsel, we've (temporarily) removed Photosets X from the iOS App Store ... we're making our first VC round today with Photosets X, and we've been told in NO UN-certain terms, that we should transition into Deep Stealth Mode until we've agreed to Terms ... for those of you who don't know, Photosets X is a Gem of an App that simply hasn't yet been Discovered ... and, as of today, we've now convinced influential others that we simply need a cash investment ONLY for Marketing purposes ... in other words, just as we've been saying for many, many months, we've Leapfrogged the entire mobile industry & influential others now agree ! ... stay tuned; exciting times ahead !

We'd also like to add that we believe the story of Photosets & Photosets X could ultimately become THE textbook example of how to succeed in the iOS App Store ! ... if you don't know our story, we've focused 99.9% of our Time & Energy on our R&D tasks, and for the most part, DIS-regarded whatever happened on the iOS App Store (to us, it's catastrophically broken) ... as such, iOS Developer-leading "perseverance" will very-likely be seen by most as our most-important company attribute.

On a completely different subject, we'd like to point out that the iPhone X will very-likely be the first iPhone for many with 3 GB of DRAM, and that NOT a single Pro Analyst or Blogger has picked up on this very obvious fact ... we believe the significance of this is EXTREMELY telling when evaluating those individuals ! ... in other words, we strongly believe there are ALOT of "so-called" Professionals driving Apple's stock price (higher), when $136.25/share probably represents a much more accurate valuation ! ... we believe these so-called Pros are the same people who easily become & remain mesmerized upon the Shinny Fire Truck as it heads down the street ... and very specifically to our point, advanced (Burst mode) camera apps such as Photosets X run much better with 3 GB of DRAM than with ONLY 2 GB of DRAM ... and, many other advanced NON-gaming apps also benefit significantly from the extra DRAM as well ... it's a very BIG deal, but NO ONE has yet commented on this very obvious fact ! ... smartphones are after all, just custom computers ... it is possible that smartphones are making most people Dumber ?


11 PM (San Diego-time) update for Sunday, October 29th:  Photosets X v1.3, out this week, includes enhanced LiveColor™ Discovery (LCD) / ARcolor™ camera capture support, which automatically detects your "skin tones," & (optionally) transforms them into "skeleton tones" (similar to the colors in the new Disney / Pixar movie Coco) ! ... there is simply nothing else like it outside of Hollywood !


9 PM (San Diego-time) update for Tuesday, October 24th:  Photosets X v1.3, out soon, could be an absolute Game Changer ! ... it will introduce the world to the concepts of LiveColor™ Discovery AND ARcolor™, and very-likely making a BIG SPLASH in the entire mobile industry in the process !

If you're into the new Disney / Pixar movie "Coco," we think you're gonna really like v1.3 of Photosets X !

Please see our recent Tweets for what we've already divulged on the subject.


7PM (San Diego-time) Update for Friday, July 7th:  FYI, it's 1-2 weeks earlier than we had planned for July, but sometimes partner companies drive the agenda & schedule ... as such, we'll be out recruting in San Diego this weekend ... specifically, we'll be seeking Girl Next Door Types who (we believe) have potential to become World Famous (Cover) Models ... with our / Photosets' assistance of course !

For additional details, please see Jan 20th thru Feb 22nd, on our News web page.

If you're Female, 16-32, and think you might be a good fit, you can start by downloading the app, and experimenting with it ... it takes a good hour of experimeting to master it !

BTW, no other app on the planet has the potential to pull-out what we are about to pull-off !

Photosets includes the most-advanced & highest-performance camera on the planet ! ... that's what makes it all possible ... if you know the Red Digital Cinema Camera Company, think of Photosets as being on-par with what they offer, targeted specifically to Apple mobile devices !


5PM (California-time) Update for Thursday, June 22nd:  Today, we wanted to publicly state that we've made a major change to what we've been previously describing as "Photosets1" ... effective today, it's now officially "Photosets10," a 10-bit (extended color space) "companion camera" for our existing "Photosets" iOS mobile app ! ... you can think of Photosets10 as a 56 mm motion photography camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), that captures Bursts of photos (i.e., photosets), packages them in HEIF with User-selectable compression options, and then transfers the content to our existing Photosets iOS mobile app, where they can then be crafted into artistic & creative Video Stories ! ... much like what you can do now with content captured by Apple mobile devices ... we're currently considering two options for Photosets10, one that includes a 10-bit color 4.33" 1080p display in a slim-bezel chassis !

And just as important, Photosets10 enables us to distance ourselves from the iOS App Store ... we won't get into the details on this, except to say that Unique & Innovative apps like Photosets are simply NOT a good fit for the iOS App Store !


3PM (California-time) Update for Wednesday, June 21st:  Cosmosent Inc., Labs, is today announcing that "Photosets 1", the mobile-industry's first-ever purpose-built Motion Photography mobile device is now the company's top priority ... Photosets 1, a port of our existing Photosets mobile app to custom hardware in a 4.33" slim-bezel 1080p chassis, should be available 4Q17 ... projected pricing is $299 USD ... Photosets 1 is NOT a smartphone ... it's a companion to a smartphone, for those into Advanced, Innovative & High-Performance Photography !

Just like Photosets is a First of It's Kind mobile app, Photosets 1 is a First of It's Kind mobile device ! ... you can think of it as a "new class" of mobile device.


1PM Update for Tuesday, May 16th:  We wanted to make one point crystal clear to everyone ... Apple really gave us NO choice, but to pivot to a custom mobile device version of our Photosets mobile app, which we refer to as "Photosets 1" ... there we're two primary reasons:  1.) Apple has a "Stranglehold on App Discovery," and 2.) the iOS App Store Search & Rankings structure is completely broken ... our plan is to officially introduce Photosets 1 in late-August ... projected pricing is $249, for the mobile industry's first-ever "Social Motion Photography" mobile device ! ... think of it as simply a port of our existing Photosets mobile app, to a dedicated mobile device, with cherry-picked hardware components by a group of Electrical Engineers, who fantasize about Porsche's new 911 GT3 on almost a daily basis.


4PM Update for Thursday, May 11th:  It hit us earlier today, that Photosets may soon become "the Poster App" for Apple's "Stranglehold on App Discovery" ... what we mean by this is, is that while Photosets has been a credible & viable Flagship-caliber camera app on the iOS App Store for quite some time, ONLY AFTER it starts to gain real traction, which we believe could occur EXTREMELY SOON, will that actually become obvious to the masses ... and it will be at that time, that most realize "just how long" Photosets has been available as a Flagship-caliber camera app on the iOS App Store ! ... we believe this will precisely illustrate what we mean by "Stranglehold on App Discovery".


The most puzzling thing about all this is just how comfortable Apple appears to be with the Billions of U.S. Dollars they've Left on the Table since September 7, 2016 ... NOT ONCE SINCE THEN have they promoted "Wide Color," which they announced when they introduced the iPhone 7 family ... NO WAY would Steve Jobs ever let that occur !


Photosets is THE ONLY APP in the entire iOS App Store that has the potential to be The Flag Bearer for Apple's "Wide Color" ! ... and we're 100% convinced they know it ! ... thus, it's a legitimate & accurate statement to say, Apple has Lost Billions of Dollars by NOT promoting Photosets !

Photosets is an "Engineering Masterpiece," especially on the iPhone 7 Plus !, and which makes it even more puzzling ... Go Figure !

v1.0 was approved June 10, 2015, and there have now been 35 total app approvals by Apple App Review, with each adding some mix of Enhancements, Refinements and Bug Fixes.

We encourage you to check it out, and experiment with it.


9PM Update for Wednesday, May 10th:  Now that v2.9.6 is available for download, we've begun stepping-up our efforts to Showcase content, the "special" type of content that "Photosets" has been purpose-built for ! .. and of course, we'll be using "Photosets TV" to craft videos from motion photoset playlists !

On a completely different, but very important subject, we wanted to publicly state that Upgrade To Pro is a "Future-Proof In-App Purchase" ... by that we mean if you get Upgrade To Pro now, and plan to migrate to an iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, or iPhone 8, all out later this year (potentially), as long as your next Apple mobile device includes at least 3 GB of DRAM, when you get your next-generation iPhone, upon Restore of Upgrade To Pro, you'll get the same (or better) Extended Capture Support that we offer existing iPhone 7 Plus Users !


3PM Update for Monday, February 27th:  We've been negotiating with Publishers today, regarding a Non-technical book on the subject of Wide Color, that would also effectively "Tell our Story" ... the target audience would be both Apple mobile device Users, and specifically, Users of Photosets, as well as those who (financially) invest in Apple ... this is exciting for us, and we'll keep you Posted as we progress.

We now have the Upper Hand !


11AM Update for Monday, February 27th:  Photosets - Spring Break Motion Photos Camera App ... v2.8.6, with lots of key enhancements & refinements, as well as a new, fine-tuned app name for the month of March, is currently in "Waiting for Review" at Apple App Review, and as such, could be available soon.


4PM Update for Sunday, February 26th:  It hit us this afternoon, that Apple may have actually "cheated" it's entire customer base of iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and 9.7" iPad Pro Users by NOT sufficiently educating them about (the benefits of) Wide Color ... we've never looked at it from this perspective before, and we don't believe we're Out of Line in making such a Bold Statement ... we are after all, the developers of the most-advanced Wide Color mobile app on the planet !

We are, however, extremely puzzled as to why Apple Dropped the Ball so badly with Wide Color ... we simply don't know the reason behind that ... if / when they ever get their act together with Wide Color, Photosets may actually be seen as having significantly benefited, by Flying Under the Radar for such a Long Time ! ... there is nothing like it in "any" App Store !

Tim Cook says there are 2.2M apps in the iOS App Store ... what he didn't say was that ~2.1M of those apps are almost identical to other apps in the iOS App Store ... Photosets is one of the rare, true Unique & Innovative apps in any App Store ... and thats something alot of people are about to find out.


10AM Update for Sunday, February 26th:  We've received quite a few emails over the past 24 hours, asking us if we've given up on promoting Wide Color ... so, we thought it best to provide a public statement on the issue ... very specifically, we're NOT giving up on promoting Wide Color ... however, we do believe its best to pivot to March Madness & Spring Break at this time, as both venues are an ideal fit for Photosets' features & capabilities, and thus offer Photosets a fairly-good opportunity to gain market traction.

If Apple had "done their job" educating OUR mutual customers about the beneifts of Wide Color, Photosets would ALREADY be a widely-known mobile app ... especially since Photosets is the ONLY credible Wide Color app of it's kind ... however, it is what it is, so March Madness & Spring Break here we come !

NO OTHER APP in the entire history of the iOS App Store has the potential to create as much scrunity for Apple's Upper Mgmt, as well as for those who run the various iOS App Stores around the world, as does Photosets ! ... please see our News webpage for ALL the details ... we recommend you get yourself a BIG cup of coffee, beforehand ... and here is the Kicker, we've yet to see even a single Financial Analyst who covers Apple report on what you're about to Read !


Are You Ready for March Madness & Spring Break ?

10AM Update for Saturday, February 25th: Apple App Review didn't get to v2.8.6 last week, so we pulled it from the Review Queue late Friday, and have since been re-working it as Photosets: March Madness & Spring Break Camera App ... last week's version of v2.8.6 was already a very good fit for both venues, but we're now fine-tuning it, so that its a perfect fit !

You want a Wide Color Motion Photos / Bikini Camera App ideal for ALL your March activities ... Photosets v2.8.6 will be precisely that !


The table below illustrates the new "User-defined Burst Capture Limit" Fine-Tune Feature we're adding-in today (2/25/2017) ... this feature provides extra flexibility to control "the Duration" of your Burst capture runs, and is especially important with Back-to-Back capture runs (e.g., NCAA Tournament basketball games, or when you're just plain being silly on the beach) ... we're making this feature available to ALL supported devices, however, as the table illustrates, it is especially beneficial to those with an iPhone 7 Plus with the "Upgrade To Pro" IAP (please see the other tables below).

The User-defined Burst Capture Limit will basically "override" the Software-defined Limit, which is the first number specified for each of the Burst capture modes (e.g., 40x4K means capture up-to 40 photos per Burst, at a resolution of 4K UHD).

And don't forget, Photosets is a combo "Camera + Editor + Video Maker" mobile app ... so, shorter Burst capture runs can be OK if you just want motion photos, but longer Burst capture runs are much better if you want BOTH motion photos AND (slow motion) videos ... the (slow motion) videos are made from your motion photosets !


Burst Capture mode
v2.8.6
User-defined Burst Capture Limit

(# of photos per Burst)

10

15

20

25

30
-

40x4K

30x12
-

45x8

25x4K
- -

30x8
-


9AM Update for Tuesday, February 21st:  Get Ready for March Madness ! ... we intend to submit v2.8.6 to Apple App Review later today ... it includes a number of important Enhancements & Refinements, the biggest of which is the addition of "Image Stabilized" 4K UHD Wide Color Motion Photos "capture" support ... v2.8.6 should be available for download later this week.

"Upgrade To Pro":  1.) Embeds the Display P3 ICC (color) profile into the Metadata of captured wide color photos, 2.) Enables the camera's highest capture rate, 30 pps, 3.) Enables 40x4K, 30x12, & 45x8 Burst capture with the iPhone 7 Plus, and 4.) flexible Remove Watermark support.


v2.8.6 adds "Image Stabilized" 4K UHD Wide Color Motion Photos "capture" support !

Apple mobile device
& Lens

v2.8.6
Capture Support

Wide Color
Capture

Hardware-based
OIS ?

3264x2448
(8.0 Mpx)

Image Stabilized-
3840x2160
(8.3 Mpx;
4K UHD)
[new with v2.8.6]

4032x3024
(12.2 Mpx)
-

iPhone 7 Plus "Wide Angle"
*✔

iPhone 7 Plus "Telephoto"
-

iPhone 7
*✔ -

iPhone 6s Plus
- *✔ -

iPhone 6s
- - -

iPhone SE
- - -

9.7" iPad Pro
- -

*Apple's Hardware-based OIS implementation actually uses a combination of electro-mechanical optical image stabilization AND software-based image stabilization using multi-image fusion.

Note that the table (above) includes only Apple mobile devices with a 12 Mpx image sensor, for obvious reasons.

------------------------------

Apple mobile device(s)
v2.8.6
Burst Capture Support

4K UHD

12 Mpx

8 Mpx
-

iPhone 7 Plus
with the "Upgrade To Pro" IAP

40x4K

30x12

45x8

iPhone 7 Plus
without the "Upgrade To Pro" IAP,
plus
ALL OTHER Apple mobile devices
w/ a 12 Mpx image sensor

25x4K
-
30x8

Supported 8 Mpx image sensor devices
w/ 2GB or more of DRAM
- -
30x8

Supported 8 Mpx image sensor devices
w/ 1GB of DRAM
- -
10x8

40x4K means "capture up-to 40 photos per Burst, with the capture resolution set to 4K UHD".



8PM Update for Wednesday, February 15th:  We've decided NOT to go with the exact app name change that we described earlier today ... however, we will be using it for Photosets' "branding efforts" ... we do intend to submit v2.8.6 to Apple App Review late tonight, with a slightly-updated app name:  Photosets - Wide Color Motion Photos Camera App ... feel free to replace Photos with Bikini when you refer to it, if you like.

v2.8.6 includes a nice improvement in "the Quality" of Zoomed-In photos captured by Photosets' in-app camera ! ... this is what we've been focused on, for this particular Update.

Also, we've simplified the name of Photosets' IAP to "Remove Watermark + 30 + ICC + 7P FRC" ... the description for this IAP is as follows: 1.) "flexible" Remove Watermark support, 2.) Enables support for the camera's highest Photo Capture Rate, 30 photos per second, 3.) Enables support for Embedding the Display P3 ICC (color) profile (into the Metadata of every wide color photo captured by Photosets' in-app camera), and 4.) Enables support for Full Resolution Capture with the iPhone 7 Plus.

And BTW, we're already thinking about devoting a section of our website to Wide Color Motion Bikini Videos, to showcase what type of content can be "crafted" with our technology ... and of course, the Videos would (obviously) be crafted from Motion Photos captured by Photoset's in-app Camera.


Update for Wednesday, February 15th:  This is NO lie, we are now considering going with
Photosets - Wide Color Motion Bikini Camera App, as the new app new for Photosets, perhaps even starting with v2.8.6 that we intend to submit to Apple App Review later today ! ... Photosets is a rare, true Unique & Innovative app on the iOS App Store, and very-likely a rare, true Flagship camera app for the iPhone 7 Plus, yet its had an extremely difficult time becoming "Discovered" on the iOS App Store ... as such, drastic times call for drastic actions ... don't be surprised if you soon see Photosets sporting a new app name ! ... see our website Home & News pages for the details ... see the update below about the Carnival in Brazil.


In-Camera User Interface "Toggle Switches" available with v2.8.5


1.24x / 2x / 3x

(Zoom-In)

P3 / sRGB

(Color Space)

Wide / Tele

(Lens)

30x12 / 45x8

(Burst capture)
-
iPhone 7 Plus
-
iPhone 7
&
9.7" iPad Pro
- -
-
all other
supported
devices
- - -

1.24x Zoom-In is a form of Lossless Zoom-In supported by Photosets on devices with a 12 Mpx image sensor.

3PM Update for Tuesday, February 14th:  1.) v2.8.5 was Approved by Apple App Review at 9:29AM California time earlier today, but still hasn't become available for download on the iOS App Store ... we do NOT know the reason, and 2.) thanks to a new Mac Rumors article posted on their website earlier today, we discovered the reason for Photosets' SIGNIFICANT spike in downloads in Brazil, that started on February 7th ... their Carnival ! ... it represents the SINGLE-BIGGEST, SINGLE-COUNTRY SPIKE in the history of Photosets, and it started only one week ago !


10:30AM Update for Tuesday, February 14th:  v2.8.5 was Approved earlier today, and is now available for download ... its an important Update for those who have an iPhone 7 Plus, AND who have either already purchased the "Remove Watermark + ..." IAP, OR who are at-least considering purchasing it ... v2.8.5 consists of a single new (very cool) feature, Full Resolution Motion Photos Capture with both lenses of the iPhone 7 Plus ! ... we refer to it as 7P FRC, for iPhone 7 Plus Full Res Capture, and the functionality was simply folded-into the existing "Remove Watermark + ..." IAP ... controlled by a simple toggle switch inside the camera's UI, you can switch back-and-forth between 30 photos per Burst at 12 Mpx per photo OR 45 photos per Burst at 8 Mpx per photo, on a per-Burst capture run basis.

As we mentioned yesterday, this new feature is the direct result of requests made to us simulataneously by friends in both the Female Fashion & Baseball Spring Training industries (see our News webpage).

On an iPhone 7 Plus, Photosets now supports up-to FOUR switches inside the camera's UI:  1.) Lens control (Wide Angle OR Telephoto), 2.) Color Space control (Display P3 OR sRGB), 3.) Burst control (30x12 OR 45x8), and 4.) Zoom-In control (up-to 3x Zoom-In) ... disregarding the Zoom-In options, there are now EIGHT possibilities for each Burst capture run ! ... for those of you who may be UN-familiar with Display P3, its simply the color space Apple defined for it's version of Wide Color, and which is simply a derivative of the DCI-P3 color space used in Movie Theaters, with some sRGB legacy color space characteristics mixed-in (to make it work better in brighter-light environments) ... and for those of you who may be UN-familiar with what a "color space" is, in simple terms, it represents the range of colors Captured (by a camera), Displayed or Printed ... technically, it represents the encoding format for the RGB values of a photo, display or printer.

We're now onto v2.8.6 with a focus on Photosets' camera Zoom-In support ... after we got back from Windansea beach yesterday (again, see our News webpage), and started to analyze the Zoomed-In content, we concluded our next task would be to try to improve "the Quality" (as high as possible ) of Photosets' camera Zoom-In support ... so, we started work on that late yesterday, and it will remain our top priority until we sumbit v2.8.6 to Apple App Review, perhaps as early as later this week ... the changes we make will be applicable to ALL supported devices, NOT just those who have the "Remove Watermark + ..." IAP ... however, it will be especially beneficial to your 7P FRC content.


7:30PM Update for Monday, February 13th:  v2.8.5 didn't make into Review today ... as such, we've now got a chance to Update the iOS App Store screenshots with content we captured earlier today, at our local Windansea Beach, here in La Jolla ... for those of you who don't know, Windansea is famous for both Surfing, as well as Bikini Photoshoots ... its a relatively-small neighborhood beach that is a MUST VISIT if you're ever in San Diego ... our intent today was to capture quality Surfing in Landscape orientation, with an emphasis on showcasing Photosets' relatively-new 3x Zoom-In capability, and especially with the Telephoto lens of the iPhone 7 Plus (& obviously with Full Res Capture) ... unfortunately, the surf wasn't up ... so, we'll pick the best of what we have, and use those ... it is what it is.

And for those of you who don't know, we actually use Windansea alot for our Photosets testing purposes, mostly for capturing Surfing, but also for Bikini Photoshoots.

Four other important items to mention: 1.) we've decided to go with a new app name moving forward, Photosets - Wide Color Motion Bikini App ... after consultation with Institutional Investors, we've decided to do so for our near-future "branding efforts," ... 2.) the new feature added with v2.8.5 was folded-into the existing "Remove Watermark" IAP as "+ 7P FRC," for iPhone 7P Full Res Capture ... anyone who purchases the "Remove Watermark" IAP before they update to v2.8.5 will simply get the new feature after updating ... nothing to worry about ... we've fully tested it, ... 3.) Wide Color Motion Photography Photoshoot Camera is how we've been describing Photosets locally to new Users, but it hit us today, that we may not have been using that on the net, so here it is, ... and 4.) so-far ONLY two people have purchased the "Remove Watermark" IAP added with v2.8.4 , one here in the States and one in Canada ... outside of us here at Cosmosent Labs, Inc., those are the ONLY two who are gonna get access to this really cool new feature, unless others step up to the plate ! ... again, it is what it is ... if you knew what our valuation is, with only 22K unique downloads, you'd be shocked ... we are the very definition of Flying Under the Radar !


Update for Monday, February 13th:  Late-yesterday, as promised, we submitted v2.8.5 to Apple App Review ... it includes one new (very cool) feature, which we call Full Res Capture ... its an enhancement to Photosets' in-app Motion Photography Camera, and is ONLY available if you have an iPhone 7 Plus AND you've purchased the Remove Watermark IAP ... specifically, once v2.8.5 is approved, and you meet the requirements, you'll then have two options for controlling each Burst capture run:  either 30 photos per Burst at 12 Mpx per photo, OR 45 photos per Burst at 8 Mpx per photo ... there are Pros & Cons with each, so having both options available is extremely important ! ... and, it works with both the Wide Angle & Telephoto lenses of the iPhone 7 Plus ! ... by comparison, v2.8.4 captures ALL motion photos at 8 Mpx ... note that 30 photos per Burst at 12 Mpx per photo is the exact same (spec) as leading Action Cameras, costing $500 USD or more ! ... note also that Full Res Capture is the result of a feature enhancement request made to us simultaneously by friends in both the Female Fashion & Baseball Spring Training Industries ... please see our News webpage for the details.


Update #2 for Saturday, February 11th:  This update #2 is mostly for other App Developers ... we've discovered that Apple's iOS App Store search engine appears to be using the app name for v2.8.3 (Photosets Pro - Wide Color Motion Photoset Camera), instead of the app name for v2.8.4 (Photosets - Wide Color Discovery Motion Photos Cam) ... and we've noticed this has been the case since v2.8.4 was approved this past Thursday ... this may be affecting all apps, or it may simply be only affecting Photosets ... we simply don't know, nor (obviously) do we know if its been going on for awhile before we noticed it ... so, we wanted to put this out there just in-case other App Developers have noticed a similar issue with their app(s) ... we can tell there is a problem because Photosets currently ranks very high for "Photoset Camera," but NOT so for "Motion Photos" ... immediately after each of Photosets' 22 approvals we've checked the Rankings of all of our keywords ... this is the first time we've ever seen any problem ... as most know, search engine rankings are typically updated shortly-after an app update is approved.


Update for Saturday, February 11th:  We intend to submit v2.8.5 to Apple App Review late-tomorrow (Sunday, February 12th), with two important new features added that we we're simply unable to complete under our self-imposed deadline for v2.8.4: 1.) Adds support for Wide Color Discovery™, Photosets' new flagship feature, which enables you to "detect" Wide Color ... its intended for Shopping, Sports, Photo Modeling & Nature Scenes (see the table below), and 2.) Adds support for "Full-Res Capture" with the iPhone 7 Plus (i.e., 12 Mpx motion photos with both the Wide Angle & Telephoto lenses) ... and specifically, with the iPhone 7 Plus, you'll soon have two choices for capture (with both lenses), either 30 photos per Burst at 12 Mpx resolution per photo, OR 45 photos per Burst at 8 Mpx resolution per photo (again, see the table below) ... see Update #2 from yesterday for additional information on this topic.

On a completely different subject, and perhaps even more important, we wanted to publicly state that we're now concurrently working on multiple deals, in which Wide Color Discovery would be offered to the public as a Private Label iOS App ! ... we can't divulge the details, however, we can say this, its driven by the Female Fashion Industry, and if this happens, it will definitely be a first in the entire mobile apps industry ! ... when we recently stated that Photosets would soon become a Household Name, we meant it ! ... we're hoping we can publicly announce the deals no later than a few days before Apple's annual Board meeting, on February 28th ... we'll keep you Posted on this as we progress, as best we can.


Update #2 for Friday, February 10th:  v2.8.5, out soon, will include the following:  1.) Adds support for Wide Color Discovery™, Photosets' new flagship feature, which enables you to "detect" Wide Color ... its intended for Shopping, Sports, Photo Modeling & Nature Scenes (see the table below), and 2.) Full image sensor resolution capture with both lenses of the iPhone 7 Plus (i.e., 12 Mpx) ! ... Photosets' in-app camera currently captures 8 Mpx motion photos for ALL supported Apple mobile devices ... up until about six months ago, Photosets would capture full image sensor resolution motion photos for ALL supported devices, however, with each iOS update, it became more-difficult for Photosets' camera capture pipeline to achieve it's goals ... as such, six months ago (or so), we transitioned Photosets down to 8 Mpx capture for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro ... this change was made prior to Apple's September 7th, 2016 iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus event, and we kept it in-place when we began adding support for the iPhone 7 family ... as of today, we've now transitioned that back up to 12 Mpx for the iPhone 7 Plus, and this will be included as part of v2.8.5 ! ... this change is necessary for us to support software-based Image Stabilization with the Telephoto Lens of the iPhone 7 Plus, which is our planned key feature for v2.8.6 (see the table at the bottom of this page).


Update for Friday, February 10th:  Today we're gonna make our case as to why we believe Photosets is already the App of the Year for 2017 ... v2.8.4 was approved early-yesterday, and is available for download ... the Update consists of a mix of Enhancements, Refinements & Important Quality-related bug fixes ... the most-important enhancement is the Embedding of the Display P3 ICC (color) profile into the metadata of every wide color photo captured by Photosets' in-app camera ... this effectively makes your wide color photos "Shareable" directly from the app, and its a very big deal !

It was a BIG engineering challenge for us to figure-out how-best to Embed the ICC profile, while still supporting our key NON-camera flagship feature, the selecting or "tagging" of up-to five motion photos from any motion photoset, so that they can be Shared and/or Exported as a Group, and so that the selection / tagging phase could be performed independent (timewise) of any Sharing and/or Exporting ... in a nutshell, we had to develop our own custom low-level code to pull this off ... Apple's low-level APIs simply don't support what we need ... so now, Photosets "magically" performs the key operations we need, and very-importantly, adds another key differentiated product attribute in the process ! ... its one of those under-the-hood product attributes that Engineers might appreciate, but which the general public would really have NO clue about ... NOT that we expect them to, as it is in-deed a very complex subject.

Regardlesss, what this means is that v2.8.4 builds-upon all the features & capabilities of v2.8.3, and now makes Photosets a credible App of the Year candidate ! ... in fact, if v2.8.4 had been Approved by late-November, we strongly believe it would have received numerous "recommendations" last year !

Regarding the app name change to Wide Color Discovery™, we simply wanted to pre-announce what we've been referring to as Photosets new flagship feature, which will become available soon with v2.8.5 (please see the table below).


Update for Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th:  Today is a VERY BIG DAY here in the States ... unfortunately, we haven't had time to investigate a key question we've had related to today's BIG GAME ... while greater than 40% of all NFL teams use team colors outside of the traditional sRGB color gamut, we actually don't know if the Patriots and/or Falcons do ... we had hoped to know the answer to this by today, but we've been tied-up with our v2.8.4 engineering tasks ... as such, we're gonna make a request to our Users, to those of you with a jersey from either team ... please use v2.8.3 to capture a motion photoset of someone wearing the jersey(s), parse-off one of the motion photos (using the Editor), upload it somewhere to the internet, and please send us an email, to support@cosmosent.com, with a link to where we could download the photo ... we'll then analyze the team colors, and post the results.

For those of you who haven't yet mastered Photosets' Editor functionality to select individual Motion Photos from any full Motion Photoset, the procedure to do so is actually quite easy ... from the main screen, and assuming you've got at least one Motion Photoset stored in the Photosets app, first trigger a transition to the Playback Speed Selection view of the Editor by either single-tapping the image of the first photo of the photoset, or by single-tapping the Play button just to the right of the relevant Motion Photoset (the text entry fields list the name of the first photo of the photoset, as well as the number of photos in the set) ... next, at the Playback Speed Selection view, simply select one of the speeds to transition to the Editor's main screen ... but before doing so, note the number at the bottom-left of the screen ... that represents the Capture Speed in photos per second ... when you transition to the Editor's main view, the Motion Photoset will immediately begin to play, at the speed that you selected ... you can use the controls at the bottom to view & experiment with the Motion Photoset ... after you've become comfortable with the content of the Motion Photoset, single-tap the Edit button top-right ... this will "enable" the Editor's functionality ... here the important thing to know, is that to select or "tag" any of the Motion Photos as a favorite, you'll' need to first hit the Star button, then the Apply button (which moves the curor in the timeline to the appropriate position), and then the Save button ... and you need to do this three-step procedure for each of the Motion Photos you intend to tag as a favorite ... you can select / tag up-to five Motion Photos per Motion Photoset, and they will all be sent-out as a Group when you Share and/or Export, along with the auto-generated Slow Motion Video (generated from the full photoset).

SnapChat and Instagram better be prepared, because there is a new app (update) on the Block, that is gonna give them a Run for their Money !

For those of you who don't know Photosets, it is very-likely the #1 camera app for the iPhone 7 Plus ! ... its just a different kind-of-app that many aren't yet used to ... there are very few unique & innovative apps on the iOS App Store, so when new Users encounter one such as Photosets, sometimes they struggle alittle ... sometimes alot if the User Interface wasn't designed appropriately ... we believe Photosets User Interface is correctly designed, and we'll be showcasing it's Ease-of-Use in upcoming video tutorials.

If you're willing to devote 5-10 minutes of your time into experimenting with Photosets, we believe you'll fairly quickly discover that Photosets is in-deed "a Gem of an App that simply hasn't yet been Discovered".


Update #2 for Saturday, February 4th:  Today we submitted v2.8.4 to Apple App Review ! ... it includes a number of important Enhancements & Refinements, as well as a change to how Photosets requests Ratings and Reviews ... prior to v2.8.4, such requests were only initiated when the camera's photo capture rate was set to 24 photos per second (pps) ... while that completely followed the Letter of the Law wrt Apple's App Developer Guidelines, it did NOT generate many Ratings and/or Reviews ... what you see is the result of ~16K downloads ... as such, a change was definitely needed ... v2.8.4 uses a more-strategic approach, tying such requests to the camera's capture performance, as measured by the number of photos captured per Burst ... specifically, a Request to Rate Photosets will never be made to the User unless / until the maximum number of captured photos for a particular device has been reached ... for the iPhone 7 Plus, that number is 45 photos captured per Burst ... for any other Apple mobile device with a 12 Mpx image sensor, that number is 30 photos captured per Burst ... a Request to Rate Photosets won't be initiated for other Apple mobile devices ... and while Photosets' camera will normally capture 45 photos per Burst every single time with the iPhone 7 Plus, with the other 12 Mpx devices, it can take a few back-to-back runs to capture 30 photos per Burst.

Update for Saturday, February 4th:  Today, we realized a Hidden Upside of our efforts ... Photosets' Lack-of-App-Discovery on the iOS App Store never stopped us from continuing to push hard with our engineering efforts ... in fact, we pushed even harder than we might have otherwise, because of it ... so much so, that now, as we're preparing to Roll Out v2.8.4, and comparing Photosets to the SnapChat app as Snap prepares for their IPO, we're realizing we've actually crafted-up something quite special ... NOT even the SnapChat app, with Snap's so-called $20B+ valuation, has any of the new cool features and capabilities that Photosets offers ! ... this puts yours truly, Cosmosent Labs, Inc., in rare, UN-chartered waters ... specifically, we believe v2.8.4 makes it possible for us to consider filing for our own IPO later this year ! ... we've already done most of the hard word (i.e., the engineering) ... now, we just need a marketing budget to take Photosets to the next level ... which for us, means Photosets becomes a top-30 app (at least) here in the States ! ... Sequoia Capital are you listening ? ... and just to be crystal-clear on this point, its NOT the app, its what can be done with the app with the proper vision & skills !


Update for Thursday, February 2nd:  Photosets v2.8.4 is "almost" Ready-to-Go, and could be submitted to Apple App Review any day now ... its a BIG update, with a new flagship feature, Wide Color Discovery™ ... the ONLY thing holding-up v2.8.4 from submittal is "window dressing" ... specifically, we're working on a set of "wide color spectrum" screenshots that we hinted-about in a previous update ... could take us days, could take us weeks ... we do know one thing, Apple has lost-out, and continues to lose-out, on tens of billions of dollars in lost revenue by our delay ! (see our News webpage for the details) ... at some point, some of the Financial Analysts who cover Apple will figure that out too ... btw, we've submitted v2.8.4 a number of times to Apple App Review in Nov & Dec, but they never got around to Reviewing it, so each time, we pulled it from their Queue, and continued to enhance & refine it on our end ... v2.8.4 (with Wide Color Discovery) could have been available as early as Thanksgiving Day if it had been Reviewed.

Today also kicks-off the start of our Female Cover Model recruitment effort here in La Jolla !


Update for Wednesday, February 1st:  Today, we realized something extremely important about the iOS App Store ... we now believe Apple simply does NOT want to fix it ... we don't know the reason, but all the evidence points to that ! ... prior to today, we've assumed Apple's Upper Mgmt was simply suffering from Decision Paralysis, from being In Over Their Heads ... something we've witnesses first-hand at some of the bigger companies some of us here have worked for ... as you may or may not know, the problems with the iOS App Store first started in the 2010-2011 timeframe, and its directly-related to certain App Developers forcing, tricking or relentlessly-pestering their Users into providing 5-star Ratings, plus glowing Reviews, AND most-importantly, Apple NOT doing anything to stop it, or punish those who have stepped out-of-bounds with respect to Rules and/or Integrity ! ... however, as bad as it is, it would only take us 2-3 weeks to fix all of it ... its NOT Rocket Science, one just needs to have lots of relevant experience and to have carefully analyzed potential fixes.

And we want to be crystal clear on one point, every single change Apple has either made or proposed for the iOS App Store, starting with their September 1, 2016, announcement, penalizes new apps and new app updates ONLY ! ... apps that got away with what they had done in the past, won't be penalized, and will have UN-fair advantage (in Rankings, Ratings & Reviews) ... it is for this Reason that we blame Apple's Upper Mgmt for NOT thinking things through ! ... in fact, we never once publicly vented about Apple's Upper Mgmt prior to September 1, 2016 ... it was shortly after that, in mid-Sept 2016, that we crafted our first-ever Battle Cry:  "No Emoji, No Sticker, NO GIF !" ... which we believe symbolizes everthing that is wrong with Apple !

On a side note, whenever Apple provides financial numbers to the public regarding the iOS App Store, such as during yesterday's Earnings Call, the total can be broken down as follows: 85% went to Games, 10% went to Streaming Media apps, and the remaining 5% went to everything else ... that breakdown alone tells you everything you need to know about "the current health" of the iOS App Store ! ... unless / until Apple divulges a specific breakdown by primary category, we believe its safe to assume 85%, 10%, 5%.


Update for Sunday, January 29th:  What's New in Photosets v2.8.4:  1.) Adds support for Wide Color Discovery™, Photosets' new flagship feature, which enables you to "detect" Wide Color ... intended for Shopping, Sports, Photo Modeling & Nature Scenes, 2.) New finger-based Zoom-In support (up-to 3x) in the Editor's Playback Controller, 3.) Expanded Camera Zoom-In support (now up-to 3x, including with the Telephoto lens of the iPhone 7 Plus), 4.) Now embeds the Display P3 ICC (color) profile into the metadata of wide color photos captured by Photosets' in-app camera, and 5.) Important Quality-related bug fixes.

Photosets is a Pro-level mobile app intended for Non-Pros who are serious about their photography ... it is NOT your kid sister's SnapChat ! ... it has been purpose-built to help you craft creative & artistic wide color motion photography content that you will cherish for the rest of your life !


Update for Saturday, January 28th:  Today marks the end of an experiment we ran with Photosets, so we wanted to share some information you will rarely see from any App Developer, actual Download & Financial numbers (see the table below) ... the purpose of the experiment was to try to generate significantly more Ratings & Reviews, by offering Photosets for FREE ... that experiment was NOT a success, in our opinion.

Photosets is a rare, true Pro-level app that has had a difficult time becoming "discovered," simply because we've needed to devote so much of our time & energy to it's engineering tasks (now at 10K hours and counting), leaving us little time & energy for proper window dressing ... we had expected Apple to help educate our mutual customers about the benefits of Wide Color, but they completely Dropped the Ball on Wide Color, so that alone significantly negatively affected Photosets' (recent) chances of app discovery ... we're now close to submitting v2.8.4 to Apple App Review, with additional important Enhancements & Refinements, and which should generate more interest, but ONLY, we believe, by those who know the importance of embedding ICC (color) profiles into photos ... something that is probably over the head of your typical Apple User, but NOT something whose importance couldn't be tought / learned ... it is something best left to Apple, at least for the masses ... for now, we're focused strictly on the top 15% of all Apple Users, plus any & all Institutional Investors who may have an interest in what we're up to ... we've done all the hard work (the engineering), Photosets now just needs some window dressing to become a top app !

History of Photosets: Paid vs Free


Timeperiod

Paid ?

Free ?

# Downloads
-
6/10/2015 - 4/15/2016 - 22 ($58.02)
-
4/16/2016 - 1/28/2017
(99% of the time)
- 60 ($126.01)
4/16/2016 - 1/28/2017
(1% of the time)
- 15.8K
-
1/28/2017 - forever - TBD


Update for Friday, January 27th:  We intend to submit Photosets v2.8.4 to Apple App Review late-Sunday ... it should be available for download sometime next week.

Photosets v2.8.4 adds support for embedding the Display P3 ICC (color) profile

(applies to wide color photos captured by Photosets' in-app motion photography camera)


version

EXIF
MakerNote

Embeds the ICC (color) profile ?
-
v2.8.3 8-bit Display P3 -
-
v2.8.4 8-bit Display P3
-
v2.8.4 ? 8-bit Wide Color Discovery
-
v2.8.5 8-bit DCI-P3
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Update #2 for Thursday, January 26th:  We've already received a number of inquires, so we wanted to clarify that the High-Integrity iOS App Store that we are proposing, won't be available to Games, nor any app with Emoji, Sticker or GIF in their name, or any app with Emoji, Sticker or GIF as a keyword ... such apps are already covered well by the existing iOS App Store.

No one should be surprised if Phil Schiller becomes The Fall Guy on February 28th, or shortly thereafter ... Phil is a likeable guy, but he completely Dropped the Ball on Wide Color, the iPhone 7 family's only differentiated product attribute, and has made ZERO progress fixing the key problems of the iOS App Store over the past year plus ... thus, it doesn't bode well for Phil when our knowledge becomes widely-known, especially when Apple's largest shareholders find out ! ... we predict Phil will be asked to take a leave of absence, and it will be spun as a decision to improve his health.

Of the two items we mention above, we believe Stock Analysts who follow Apple will see Dropping the Ball on Wide Color as the much bigger "short-term" "blunder of the two, as once Analysts start crunching their numbers, they'll realize Apple lost-out on tens of billions of USDs ... stated differently, Apple could have (easily) sold significantly more of their highest-ends smartphones if Phil hadn't screwed-up ... having a true differentiated product attribute in a competitive market doesn't come around often ... and when it does, you'd expect a company, any company, to try to take advantage of it ... but NOT Apple, they even passed the Intro for it off to some Dude from Instagram, Go Figure !

BTW, ALL of our venting is legit AND accurate ... we challenge anyone to find a flaw in anything we say.


Update for Wednesday, January 25th:  At Apple's next Board meeting on February 28th, we're gonna ask the Board to establish an independent company, to run a "High-Integrity version" of the existing iOS App Store, in which there is a clean-slate of Ratings & Reviews, and in which new app rules are clearly-defined (& very publicly-enforced) ... for starters, the existing iOS App Store simply isn't salvagable ... even this week, we're still seeing Apple App Review approve new apps that basically trick their Users into giving them a 5-star rating, in exchange for some benefit the app is offering ... NO app should be telling their Users they must give them a 5-star rating in exchange for anything, period !

Most do NOT know that apps have NO knowledge of what rating a User may give them, and some Low-Integrity App Developers use this knowledge ... Apple should have cleary spelled that out to its User Community many years ago, but they clearly haven't ... in fact, one brand-new app that we just looked at, got 92% of their new Users to give them a 5-star rating; some who wrote a Review on their app Spilled the Beans on them, which is (obviously) how we found out ... how this one app got through Apple App Review is anyone's guess ... from our perspective, the blame (for the mess that is the iOS App Store) falls on Apple's Upper Mgmt ... Clueless, Incompetent, or Simply Spread Too Thin ??? ... we do NOT know the answer to that ... we are however, 100% convinced that the only way this is gonna get fixed, is if Apple's Board takes an active role ... Apple clearly has the engineering talent to fix it, but Apple's Upper Mgmt is a void * when it comes to Leadership ! ... we've been describing things (lately) that should have been fixed long ago, in the 2010-2011 timeframe ... its now late-January 2017, Go Figure !


Update #2 for Tuesday, January 24th:  Apple has an opportunity with iOS 10.3, to either fix the problem entirely, or to at least begin to add-in protections, so that what has been going on could be significantly-reduced ... we'd like to see a Dialog Box presented to Users, in which it asks "Did this app try to Force, Trick or Pester you to give it 5 stars ?" ... and Apple should (absolutely) record the results for each app ! ... Apple simply needs to enhance iOS 10.3's SKStoreReviewController functionality, so that it presents the Dialog Box JUST-BEFORE a User Rates and/or Reviews ... its NOT Rocket Science Phil !

And BTW, today we began porting our most-important & most-valuable algorithm, Wide Color Discovery™, to the SnapDragon 835 ! ... and because every single technical member of this company has previously worked as a Consultant Asic Engineer at Qualcomm on their SnapDragon processor line, we've got some keen Insight into how-best to optimize our port !


Update for Tuesday, January 24th:  Until Apple fixes the iOS App Store, we've decided to focus our efforts strictly on the top 15% or so of all Apple Users ... while we commend Apple for the recently-announced iOS 10.3 change, which will enable App Developers to respond to User Reviews, they continue to ignore the #1 problem with the iOS App Store, which has been, and continues to be, App Developers who Force, Trick or Relentlessly-Pester their Users into Rating and/or Reviewing their app(s), and in many cases, telling their Users that they need to give their app(s) a 5-star Rating to receive whatever benefit they've been promised (& usually before their Users have even been given a chance to use their app) ... the main problem here, is that 85% or so of all Apple Users are simply "Sheep," simply following others and/or simply doing whatever they're told ... and we are 100% convined Apple Upper Mgmt knows that fact, yet, they've done nothing to protect the all-important App Rankings structure of the iOS App Store, which directly affects App Discovery ... stated differently, Apple simply didn't protect the integrity of the iOS App Store ! ... we believe Apple Upper Mgmt clearly suffers from Decision Paralysis from being In Over Their Heads, and this is just another important example of it ! ... its a fairly easy thing to solve, yet they continue to do nothing to even try to fix it ... It is our very strong opinion, that until Phil Schiller is replaced from running the iOS App Store, the iOS App Store will continue to be Doomed ! ... fixing it would take us only a few days, yet for some unknown reason, Apple has never even publicly mentioned that there is even a problem, Go Figure ! ... we're convinced they rely-upon "the Sheep factor" to get by, including with the Financial Analysts who follow them (none of who has any clue about financial potential of Wide Color) ... Apple's Board meeting is Feb 28th, and we will be there !


Update for Monday, January 23rd:  Today we are announcing that our first MacOS-based app, Wide Color Discovery Theatre, has completed it's proof-of-concept phase ! ... its a new type of streaming media solution, that will enable you to stream your wide color motion photos (as you capture them), from your Apple mobile device to the 4K UHD TV in your living room, using your Mac as a "pseudo" set-top box ... it acts as a companion-app to Photosets, which for this case, performs accurate real-time Display P3 to DCI-P3 color (space) conversion ... for those of you who know our story, we used to call this (concept) Photosets for Desktop and it was purpose-built for our very-first app (concept), Remote Yoga... we now refer to it as our version of Theatre Mode ... it is another First of It's Kind solution from yours truely, Cosmosent Labs, Inc ... it works equally-well if you want to target Adobe RGB instead of DCI-P3 (please see below) ... our next step is to decide if we want to port it to a low-cost 4K UHD HDMI stick, and bring that to market instead.


Update for Friday, January 20th:  Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Glamour ... what do they have to do with yours truly, Cosmosent Labs, Inc. ? ... we'll, lots as it turns out ... as many of you know, we've developed a custom Wide Color Discovery™ algorithm ... what nobody outside of Cosmosent knew before today, however, is that we've been refining the algorithm so that it works equally-well with "traditional print advertising," which of course is based-upon Adobe RGB ... specifically, think of this as an enhancement to our existing in-app camera, that provides "real-time color space conversion" between Display P3 and Adobe RGB ! ... its intended for applications that combine wide color with motion photography, and target Adobe RGB-based traditional print advertising ... How do you like them Apples ???


Update for Wednesday, January 18th:  Today, we're gonna Pivot, and begin making (constructive) recommendations on how we would fix the iOS App Store if we we're in charge of it ... our main gripe with "the Store" is one of App Discovery, so we're gonna start with the easiest place to fix that, "Ratings" ... for each app, we would add a ⚑ PROMINENT RED FLAG ICON ⚑ right next to an app's icon, if the number of Ratings for such app was greater than 10% of the total number of Downloads, and of course, this would be a per-country or per-territory thing ... and somewhere on the iOS App Store, define what the Red Flags mean so that its obvious to all Users ... specifically here, that such apps have very-likely Forced, Tricked or Relentlessly-Pestered their Users into Rating and/or Reviewing the app ... why Apple hasn't implemented something like this on their own is extremely puzzling to us, as it took us a total of about ten seconds to conceive this ... Apple has all the data they need, total number of Downloads & number of Ratings ... its NOT Rocket Science ... if Steve Jobs was still around he wouldn't tolerate the current State of the iOS App Store, and he would have very-likely already implemented something like this ... fix it, and fix it fast ... Apple, you are holding-up the success of a number of innovative apps, like Photosets !

To implement this, Apple simply needs to run "a single calculation" on every single iOS App Store app, using the number of Ratings for "All Versions" (which is public), and the number of total Downloads (again, for All Versions, but in this case, which is NOT public) ... and then simply add the icon to those apps that are above the 10% (or so) threshold.

Practically speaking, Apple would need to run the same calculation against all iOS App Store apps at various thresholds, to determine the optimum number ... the actual number could be anywhere from 5% to 20%.

And for those of you who may have alittle bit of trouble reading between the lines on this one, such a change would NOT even require a change to the iOS App Store "search algorithm," as the proposed change would effectively, over the course of a few days and/or weeks, walk the suspect apps down in Rankings !

Do we expect Apple to act-upon our recommendation ?
Nope, but we would love to be proven wrong on this !

Do we think Apple will compensate us financially if they do act-upon our recommendation ?
yes, and its the Philip & Eli "guaranteed number" that comes to mind ... this iOS App Store fix, will after all, generate tens of billions of USD for Apple in CY2017 alone, and thats just from one app, Photosets generating enthusiasm for Wide Color ! ... there are probably another 20-30 apps scattered-around various categories that also have significant Coin-generating potential for Apple ... all stuck behind piece-of-shit apps with higher Rankings, simply because they got away with Forcing, Tricking or Relentless-Pestering their Users to Rate and Review, AND Apple did nothing about it ! ... for those of you who remember, we vented about this very topic shortly after Apple's Sept 1st, 2016 annoucement ... its now mid-January 2017 and they've effectively done nothing to fix the problem ... so now, we will begin to put some real visibility on the issue ... Apple's Annual Board meeting is Feb 28th, and we will be there ! ... we doubt the other eight Board members know even a single Third-Party App Developer ... we hope to change that.

Our goal is to affect positive change on the iOS App Store, and to do so as quickly as possible ... Feb 28th is very-likely the best opportunity to make it happen !


Update for Tuesday, January 17th:  Today, we just wanted to spell-out the two primary Reasons we've been bashing Apple's Upper Mgmt over Wide Color & their iOS App Store, just in-case its NOT clear to some of you who have been reading our recent Posts ... 1.) if Apple had "Done their Job" wrt educating our common Users about Wide Color, we wouldn't be forced to devote precious engineering resources to doing so at this time, which is precisely what we're now doing, and 2.) Photosets should have gained traction on the iOS App Store long-ago, and if Apple had their act together, that would have in-deed happened ... we're convinced they've actually lost-out on Billions of USDs by NOT promoting Photosets, and even to this day, not just Apple, but also every single Financial Analysts who covers Apple, appears to be Clueless about their lost financial opportunity ... the fact that we missed-out on our portion of financial success is what pisses us off !

Apple owes it to their App Developer Community, that when they promote "differentiated" new technologies at their WWDCs, that their Marketing Dept will step-up and promote those technologies in Sept when it becomes officially released to the public ! ... that obviously didn't happen ... how does ALL of Apple Upper Mgmt miss the very-obvious fact that the iPhone 7 family has a SINGLE differentiated product attribute (i.e., Wide Color) relative to the competition (i.e., all other high-end smartphones) ??? ... in June 2016, we refined our strategy around Wide Color, worked hard to do what we needed to do on our end, and Apple simply didn't come through for us ... and if that argument isn't strong-enough for you, consider this, Apple (also) owes it to their Shareholders to NOT screw up so badly ... this would NEVER have happened under Steve Jobs ... we believe Jobs would have made Wide Color capture & display the centerpiece of the entire Sept 7th event, and would have promoted it relentlessly since then ! ... Apple's clearly got blinders on, as (under Tim Cook) they've (unfortunately) become the company of Emojis, Stickers & GIFs.

As someone who grew up walking distance to both Apple's existing campus, as well as their new Spaceship campus, its sad to see what Apple has become after Jobs ... the main problem with the Apple of today is there is NO Accountability ! ... under Jobs, everyone at Apple was held Accountable for their Actions.


Update for Monday, January 16th:  We wanted to publicly state that we've intentionally removed most of the text describing Photosets on the iOS App Store ... this was a strategic move on our part, to distance ourselves & Photosets from the iOS App Store ... we are convined that for Photosets to succeed, this website must be built-up and it must become the ONLY source of information for everything that we do .. that way, Google's search engine could potentially assist Photosets in a way that the iOS App Store never did ... and if an alternative to the iOS App Store soon emerges, we'll be much-better positioned to immediately take advantage of it ... App Discovery is a hugh challenge for any app, and especially for one such as Photosets that has required considerable engineering time to develop ... so much so, that it has left little time for other important things, such as always having proper screenshots readily available ... which by the way, leads to us to the next subject of this Update.

We are now working on a new set of creative & artistic screenshots, that leverages the skill, knowledge & (most-importantly) insight we've gained while working on wide color since June 2016 ... we believe these new screenshots will be perceived as both unique & innovative, but more than anything, they will be seen as Educational ... they are also very-likely something nobody else has ever even thought of ! ... its also whats holding-up Photosets v2.8.4 ... specifically, we won't submit v2.8.4 to Apple App Review until these new educational screenshots are good & ready ... could be days, could be weeks.

Our plan is to showcase these new screenshots ON THIS WEBSITE before submitting v2.8.4 to Apple App Review ... furthermore, we'll also be showcasing every new feature & capability that we add-into Photosets ON THIS WEBSITE, BEFORE submitting the relevant app updates to Apple App Review ... our goal is to completely remove the iOS App Store from our Business Equation ... the iOS App Store simply has NOT worked for us & Photosets ... however, until an alternative to the iOS App Store emerges, we'll need to do it "one step at a time".

We estimate that 85% of the iOS App Store revenue goes to games, 10% goes to streaming media apps, and that the remaining 5% goes to everything else ! ... if Apple we're to allow iOS app sales outside of their iOS App Store, it could (potentially) trigger a whole new wave of innovation in App Development ... its extremely puzzling to us that Apple doesn't even try to fix the problem ... the iOS App Store "started disintegrating" somewhere in the 2011-2012 timeframe ... its now 2017 and they've done nothing to fix it ! ... you want proof that Apple Upper Mgmt is "In Over Their Heads" ... we present to you the iOS App Store ... Apple's Board deserves half the blame ... things might be different today if at least one of Apple's Board members had, at least at one time, been working as an Electrical Engineer or as a Software Developer, or better yet, both.

We estimate Apple has been losing, and continues to lose, somewhere betwen $1B USD and $10B USD per month, simply because they Dropped the Ball with the Roll Out of Wide Color, the ONLY differentiated product attribute of the iPhone 7 family (relative to other smartphones) ... and here is the really crazy part, NOT a single Financial Analyst who covers Apple has picked up on this ! ... and specifically, Apple could have sold significantly more of their highest-end iPhones if they had properly Rolled-Out Wide Color ... companies such as yours truely, Cosmosent Labs, Inc., get screwed because someone or someones at Apple didn't Do Their Job, something that is VERY BIG in American Football, but apparently NOT in Apple's Marketing Dept ! ... even if Apple's Upper Mgmt was Clueless about the value of Wide Color, Apple's Marketing Dept should NOT have been !

Ideally, Apple themselves would soon promote "a compromise iOS App Store solution," that is half-way between the existing iOS App Store, and how Mac App Developers currently sell their apps on their own websites ... specifically here, 1.) membership as an App Developer would still be required, 2.) Apple's cut would be reduced to 15%, and it would be across the board (No difference for Subs), 3.) Apple would still handle the financial transactions of it, 4.) it would NOT be Open to Games or Streaming Media apps, and 5.) would ONLY be open to Paid apps ... FREE apps would & should NOT be allowed to participate under this structure ... also, any FREE app that offerred IAPs should NOT be allowed to participate ... one of the primary goals of all this is to RESET customer price expectations, so that App Developers with credible apps can once again make a proper living off their efforts ... the MIN price for each app would be set at $0.99 USD, and of course, all apps could & should offer IAPs in addition to that ... and because of industry activity for an alternative to the iOS App Store, Apple needs to either do something like this soon, or else risk losing control of the entire situation.

This proposed solution would address "the remaining 5%" mentioned above.


Update for Sunday, January 15th:  Most of us here in the States know that there are two very important football games later today ... however, few of us, both here and abroad, know that many professional sports teams utilize colors outside of the traditional sRGB color gamut ... in the NFL, that number is greater than 40% ... meaning, greater than 40% of all NFL teams utilize colors outside of sRGB ! ... thus, if you're watching football, or really any sports, on TV, you may NOT be seeing an accurate (color) representation of the team jerseys & uniforms ! ... this is just one example of where (wide) color comes into play in our Day to Day Lives ... Go Packers !


Update for Saturday, January 14th:  Today, we're gonna try something completely different, a Short & Sweet "pitch" to those with an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus ... Did you know that the iPhone 7 family has a single differentiated product attribute, and that its called "wide color" ? ... its the one thing that makes the iPhone 7 family both unique & innovative ... unfortunately, and for some unknown reason, Apple has done very little to educate it's Users about the benefits of wide color ... thus, few Users know they have it, and even fewer Users have ever intentionally tapped into it ... Photosets is perhaps the #1 "wide color" mobile app on the planet, and will enable YOU to tap into wide color in a completely unique & innovative way ! ... specifically, Photosets brings wide color support to motion photography & motion photoshoots ! ... if you're particular Apple mobile device does NOT include (native) support for wide color, you can still tap-into ALL of Photosets' features and 95% of it's capabilities ... you just won't be able to tap-into Photosets' wide color support.

We also wanted to state today that Photosets "is in-deed a work in progress" ... and that it will continue to be a work in progress for at least another six months or so ... since just-after Labor Day weekend 2014 when we kicked-off Photosets as an R&D project, we've devoted more than 10K hours into Photosets, mostly in low-level design & verification, but we're NOT done ... and while Photosets was already a full-featured Camera + Editor + Video Maker mobile app even before we started adding-in the Wide Color enhancements, we've still got a number of very important Enhancements & Refinements in the works, that we fully intend to incorporate into Photosets ASAP ... so yes, definitely a work in progress ... but also an app that is unique & innovative & that has NO direct competition ... such apps are extremely rare on the iOS App Store ... Photosets is in-deed one of those extremely rare apps !


Update for Friday, January 13th: As you may know, we're now in Deep-Stealth mode, and can't comment anymore on our UN-released Engineering accomplishments ... however, we can & will continue to comment on other things relevant to our efforts ... one such thing is App Discovery (on the iOS App Store) ... Photosets has had a difficult time becoming discovered on the App Store, and we believe it is because of two reasons: 1.) our screenshots are NOT up to par, and 2.) its a fully-custom architecture, that has NO direct competitor, and thus NO ONE is used to using an app like Photosets ... starting today, we're devoting some of our time & energy to both better screenshots, as well as website-based User Instructions & Flow Diagrams, to help our Users get up to speed as quickly as possible ... Photosets v2.8.3 is full of featues & capabilites that we believe most of our Users aren't tapping-into, simply because its been lacking the Educational Tools needed (plus the very simple fact that it never received any Love from Apple, so few ever even gave it a chance) ... to date, we've devoted 99% of our time & energy into (mostly) low-level design & verification (now at 10K hours & counting), and only 1% into screenshots & other items that would be considered an Educational Tool ... but now, with us close to rolling-out Wide Color Discovery™, which has the potential to catapult Photosets above even Snapchat and Instagram, we've got to take the Ease of Use issue much more seriously, or else risk having our new Flagship Feature become UNDER-utilized, just as most of Photosets' existing Features & Capabilities have become ... there is NO easy way to say this, "People are Sheep" ... they are either "All In, or All Out" when it comes to mobile apps ... right now, even though Photosets is an extremely credible app, it is on the Outside looking In ... soon however, we hope to be on the Inside looking Out ! ... our Ease of Use efforts will be key ... we strongly believe Photosets could soon become a top-30 app in every single country, and could be the very-first app to do so without ever receiving even a single App Store recommendation from Apple ! ... if an alternative to the iOS App Store emerges, we will completely abandon the existing iOS App Store, and immediately transition to using the alternative ... Facebook are you listening ???

Long live the Pioneers ... Rebels and Mutineers ... Go forth and have No Fear
(Renegades by the X Ambassadors)


Update for Thursday, January 12th: Today we are announcing that Photosets' newly-developed (and yet to be released) Wide Color Discovery™ flagship feature "passed an important Milestone yesterday" ... it's first successful Field Trial at our local UTC Mall here in La Jolla, including at the all-important Victoria's Secret ! ... however, this doesn't mean that we'll be rolling-out this new flagship feature anytime soon ... we believe it is simply too big of a new feature addition for the iOS App Store, especially for a company that has NO marketing budget (such as yours truely, Cosmosent Labs, Inc.) ... rather, we believe it makes much more sense for us to (first) pitch Photosets and it's new flagship feature to select Institutional Investors, as well as to select U.S. companies whose products are well-aligned with our (wide color motion photography) efforts ... as such, effective today, we are now transitioning into deep-stealth mode until further notice.