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News Update : 10:35 PM Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

FYI, we've hit a snag when Photosets runs on an Apple Silicon Mac.

macOS simply does NOT work as expected when receiving certain AirDrop'd files !

Specifically, we expect HSPX files AirDrop'd from an instance of Photosets running on an iOS device to end up in the instance of Photosets running on an Apple Silicon Mac.

But that is NOT what happens.

HSPX files are ending-up in the User's Downloads folder, which Photosets has NO access to.

If it's possible for a User to manually place HSPX files into Photosets' HSPX folder, the launching point for the app's HSPX Decoder, then we may have a useable, temporary work-around.

Otherwise, the issue is potentially a Showstopper.

We expected better from Apple !

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News Update : 11 AM Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Quick clarification to our earlier update.

Maybe the per-1M block Discounted Price is ONLY fifty-cents, & NOT ONE U.S. Buck.

Under this scenario, Apple & we would each get $250K USD for each 1M-block.

And BTW, Photosets made its Debut in Apple's "curated" iOS App Store on June 10th, 2015, & to-date, over its lifetime, hasn't made anywhere close to $250K USD off the app !

It does however have Billion Dollar Plus potential !

And NOT just for us, but ALSO in helping Apple upsell its Next-Gen "Pro" iPhones !

So if they say NO to our proposal, you'll know there are other reasons.

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News Update : 10:30 AM Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Two things to announce:

1.) We're On Track to submit Photosets v9.59 to Apple App Review by day's end tomorrow.

2.) We're working through the details of a Business Development Strategy we came up with earlier this week, & in which we passed-along to Tim Cook, & others, via an email to Tim.

It's related to Photosets' "Pro Sub" IAP, & to opening-up purchase of that IAP to other companies, & offered as a FREE perk to their customers.

And naturally, the pricing & discount would be based-upon volume.

E.g., assume Starbucks OR Peet's agrees to purchase (blocks of) 1M units for their customers at a discounted per-unit price of ONE U.S. BUCK.

If Apple would be happy with a 50/50 cut (50% going to them, 50% going to us), I think we can make this happen.

And very specifically, the Discount would apply for every 1M-unit purchase.

Under the example scenario, Starbucks OR Peet's would offer Photosets' Pro Sub IAP as a FREE perk for any customer buying a drink on a certain day OR days, till their allotment ran out.

For example, each customer's receipt could include a unique 9-digit code to obtain the Pro Sub IAP for FREE.

Apple would need to make a slight change to its In App Purchase implementation (on its end) to make this work.

And specifically, ONLY on its end, apps would NOT be affected.

Apple "may" already have something like this in place.

If so, we are UN-aware of it.

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News Update : 11 AM Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Two things to announce:

1.) Beginning with Photosets v9.59, out by week's end, if the app's AirDrop with HSPX switch is set to ON when you select an AirDrop by Date operation, Photosets will include ALL concurrently captured Audio (for the specified Date) in the "Batch Send" operation !

And naturally on the receiving end, the Audio files will be placed in their appropriate folder(s).

You can think of this as an important enhancement to v9.58, which was released early yesterday.

2.) We predict most App Store consumers will soon lose ALL trust in Apple's "curated" iOS App Store.

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News Update : 10 AM Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

FYI, Photosets is now Available in the following "81" Countries OR Regions:

The United States & Canada

ALL of Europe, except for Russia

(the Founder & CEO of Cosmosent Labs, Inc. is 50% Ukrainian & 25% Polish)

ALL of Latin America & the Caribbean

The Republic of Korea (aka South Korea)

As a reminder, OR for those who are UN-aware, by Apple's definition, there are a total of "175" Countries OR Regions for App Developers to chose from.

And Yes, we made the change because we're preparing to make a BIG splash.

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News Update : 9 AM Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

FYI, this is how things will look after the release of Photosets v9.59, out by week's end.



App


iPhone
&
iPad



Mac


Burst
Photo
Camera



HSPX Decoder


60-scene
Video
Maker



Multi
View
Capture



Photosets





-










(Single-
User)




(Slave)


-




(Apple Silicon Macs ONLY)


-







(Multi-
User)


-


Photosets Studio


-




(Intel & Apple Silicon Macs)


-





-




(Master)



Photosets Studio has two modes of operation:

i.) Burst Photo Set Media Player

(This is where its HSPX Decoder is located)

ii.) Multi View Capture "master"

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News Update : 7 PM Monday, August 8th, 2022

FYI, today we Kicked Off R&D work on Photosets v9.59.

It's our first-ever update of Photosets that is ALSO optimized for running on Apple Silicon Macs.

We plan to release it by week's end, & we predict it will quickly become The Most Popular iOS App running on Apple Silicon Macs.

On an iPhone OR iPad, Photosets' multi-scene Video Maker is a Single User Solution.

On an Apple Silicon Mac, it becomes a Multi User Solution !

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News Update : 9 AM Monday, August 8th, 2022

FYI, Photosets v9.58 was Released earlier today, & is now Available for Download.

We encourage everyone to get it & begin using it ASAP.

And for those of you who have a Mac, we encourage you to also download & begin using our macOS app, currently named Photosets TV, but which will soon be known as Photosets Studio.

The important thing to know today is that the most-recent versions of both are sync'd-up.

On a Side Note, we've got alot of stuff on our plate this week & very-likely for ALL of August.

And it's NOT all technical.

Ideally, Apple would more Friend than Enemy, but that is NOT the case.

It is what it is.

We cannot control & do NOT have influence over the Ego, Insecurity, & Incompetence, of others.

And Yes, we are absolutely referring to whoever (really) runs Apple's tightly-controlled, Business Development Dept-driven, Game-obsessed, "curated" iOS App Store.

The Good News, we're executing our plan to circumvent Apple's stranglehold on "App Discovery" in their iOS App Store.

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FYI, the five most-important things to know about Photosets are:

1.) It has had more than "300" Approved App Updates since the last App Store "User Review" here in the States !

2.) Apple has Full Control of the "In App" Ratings Dialog, & provides NO transparency of its use to App Developers.

3.) The FREE Base version of the app is good-enough for 90% of ALL App Store consumers !

4.) It is Light Years Ahead of the competition !

It has been continuously Enhanced, Refined, & Bug Fixed, since Sept of 2014 !

5.) It has been a rare, true Flagship-caliber Burst Photo Camera App since the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+, yet to-date, has received NO love from Apple in their "curated" iOS App Store.

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The Technology & Applications Leader in A/V Burst Photo Sets


Cosmosent Labs, Inc.

La Jolla, California


Twitter: Photosets@PhotosetsCamera

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Heads Up Table !


Photosets


Burst Photo
Capture



Burst Video
Makers



JPEG


HEIC

(1)



AVIF

(2)



H.264


HEVC


AVIF

(2)



v9.60 ?











 (3)


v9.56






-






-


(1) HEIC photos are (simply) HEVC encoded/compressed photos.

(2) Will requires either the "Pro" OR "Pro Sub" IAP.

(3) Produces an AVIF-based Image Sequence !

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Photosets

A rare, true One of a Kind Burst Photo Camera App !

High-Perf, High-Precision Burst Photo Capture Engine with Concurrent Audio Capture support !

60-scene, 2-minute Video Maker with Innovative A/V Sync support !

Flagship-caliber Features & Capabilities since the release of the 2016 iPhone 7+ !


(iOS App Store here in the States)



Key STATs (June 10, 2015 - August 10, 2022):

Downloads: 49.8K WW, 13.6K In the States

Updates: 888K WW, 481K In the States

# of Approved App Updates:  350+

Please don't let Photosets' lack-of-success in Apple's "curated" iOS App Store fool you.

If Apple had "App Discovery" competition, Photosets would be a Household Name !






Downloads


Updates


Worldwide


49.8K


888K


Here in the States


13.6K

(27%)


481K

(54%)


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Photosets' IAPs

UN-locks ALL Features & Capabilities !

Among other things, the IAPs control the app's ability to capture more than "25" photos per set.

Specifically, by controlling the app's the ability to set the "45" & "60" photos per set options in the Camera Settings dialog.


"Pro" IAP

(Permanently UN-locks ALL Features & Capabilities !)

(Removed from Sale in the the App Store on Friday, August 5th, 2022)


List Price

(USD)


Apple's cut

(USD)


Our cut

(USD)


$14.99


$4.50


$10.49


$2.25


$12.74



"Pro Sub" IAP

(UN-locks ALL Features & Capabilities for One Month !)


List Price

(USD)


Apple's cut

(USD)


Our cut

(USD)


$4.99


$1.50


$3.49


$0.75


$4.24


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Quick Start Table


Mode
of
Operation



Objective


Capture Resolution


Capture
Burst Photos



Capture
Burst Photos

AND

Make
Videos



Full-Res
12 Mpx

OR

8 Mpx



4K


Handheld




-






-




-




Tripod

OR

Monopod





-






-









One of the most-important things to know about Photosets is:

1.) 4K photos are Image Stabilized,

2.) Full-Res 12 Mpx & 8 Mpx photos are NOT.

As such, if your Objective is to (also) Make Videos
from your captured Burst Photo Sets,
you'll need to consider your options beforehand.

Photosets' camera captures with Perfect
OR near-Perfect cycle-to-cycle Capture Timing Performance.

Which is the Best in the Industry !

However, that alone isn't sufficient to guarantee Professional-Quality Videos
crafted from Burst Photo Sets.

Either Image Stabilization OR a Tripod OR Monopod is also needed.

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Burst Photo Capture

Photosets' Most-Important Differentiated Product Attribute is its
Fine-Tuned "High-Precision" Capture Engine !

up-to "45" Full-Res 12 Mpx photos/set @ 30 fps !

up-to "60" 4K photos/set @ 30-60 fps !

up-to "60" 8 Mpx photos/set @ 30 fps !

High-Precision = Perfect OR near-Perfect cycle-to-cycle Capture Timing Performance !


High-Level Overview


Capture Resolution


Tier 1

iPhones & iPads



Without

the Pro IAP



With

the Pro IAP



Max # of
Burst Photos
per Set



Max Duration

(sec)


Max # of
Burst Photos
per Set



Max Duration

(sec)


Full-Res
12 Mpx



25


0.833


40-45


1.33-1.5


4K


25


0.833


50-60


1.67-2.0


8 Mpx


25


0.833


60


2.0


iPhones with 6 GB of DRAM get "extended" Full-Res 12 Mpx & 4K capture support.


Capture Limits by Device


Pro
IAP



Max # of
Burst Photos
per Set



8
Mpx

(30 fps)



4K

(30-60 fps)



12
Mpx

(30 fps)



Tier 1

11,
11 Pro,
11 Pro Max,

12 mini,
12,
12 Pro,
12 Pro Max,

13 mini,
13,
13 Pro,
13 Pro Max,

ALL M1 iPads,
iPad Air 4,
iPad mini 6,

iPhone SE 3


















60










50-60










40-45






-


25


25


25


Tier 2

7+,
8+,
XS,
XS Max



-


25


25


25


Tier 3

Other
iPads
with 2.9 GB
or more
of DRAM



-


25


-


-


Tier 4

Other
iPhones & iPads



-


10


-


-


iPhones with 6 GB of DRAM get "extended" Full-Res 12 Mpx & 4K capture support.

All Tier 1 iPhones & iPads, except for the iPhone SE 3 & iPad Air 4,
get Photosets' Full-Featured Front Camera support !

ALL Tier 1 iPhones, except for the iPhone SE 3,
get Photosets' (concurrent) Audio Capture & Video Maker support !

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UN-comp. RGB Capture

(i.e., Capture with NO Image Compression)

[Photosets & Photosets TV both have the same HSPX Decoder]


Format


File
Extension



Compression


per-Photo
Metadata



Image


Data


UN-comp.
RGB



.rgb3


-








.rgb2


-





-


.rgb


-


-


-


HEIC


.heic





-





JPEG


.jpg





-





.rgb3 = 3rd-Gen UN-comp. RGB

.rgb2 = 2nd-Gen UN-comp. RGB

.rgb = 1st-Gen UN-comp. RGB

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