By Daniel Farrelly
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Collect your GIFs. Share them. Love them! If you're a GIF connoisseur, then you need an app that's as serious about them as you are. That's where GIFwrapped comes in.
• Use Dropbox to add new GIFs and sync your collection. Keep your GIFs on multiple devices and have a backup in the cloud. The digital cloud. No one keeps GIFs in real clouds anymore, everything gets too wet.
• Use the bundled Messages app to share GIFs from your Library with your friends in seconds. No muss, no fuss.
• Find new GIFs using Giphy powered search! Just bang in a phrase like "cat" or "lumpy space princess" and be prepared for pure awesome to rain down on you from the heavens.
• Import GIFs from your Photo Library. I mean, if all else fails, you can always save images to your Photo library. But to give them the opportunity to fully shine, import them using the Photos tab, so you can be enthralled by their animations for hours!
• Use an extension to quickly save images to your library! It's not sexy or anything, but it is super easy and probably fun by someone's standards! There's a lot of sad people out there, you know.
• Preview GIFs in standard or retina quality. It all depends on whether you like pixels or not.
Please note: I cannot respond to questions asked in reviews. Support requests and questions can be sent to email@example.com, or you can talk to @gifwrapped on Twitter.
Or you can send a note attached to your trained chicken. Can you train chickens? I figure someone probably has.
What's New in Version 1.4.2
This release is the perfect example of a “bugs and improvements” tagline, but those are super bogus. Personally, I like to pack release notes with information, a little entertainment, and a bunch of random facts about bananas.
Better strap in kids, because this release is PACKED WITH GOODNESS.
- Certain sequences of symbols (format tokens, for those in the know) were causing crashes when they got handled incorrectly, like when opening GIFwrapped via a URL. Couple of tweaks to the problem code, and hey presto! No more crashes.
- Scientists consider bananas to be a type of berry, based on the way the fruit grows. Grapes, tomatoes, cucumbers and eggplants are also considered berries for the same reason!
- Made subtle improvements to the way Dropbox is monitored for changes, allowing the app to better respond to strange occurrences, like g-g-g-g-ghosts… or when Dropbox tells it to reset… or ghosts.
- Attempted to mitigate a couple of issues where the collection view would try to process multiple updates at once, and they'd be applied out of order, causing crashes. FYI, collection views also don't like it when their food is touching.
- In Thailand, it’s believed that a spirit called Nang Tani lives inside banana trees (sounds comfortable!). Locals tie coloured satin around the trunk to indicate trees that are haunted by this spirit.
- The updates (in the last release) to the way downloads are handled fixed a lot of problems, but apparently it was also an invitation for them to have a big ol' party, and I got back to bottles and pieces of clothing littering the halls. Needless to say, I shut that business down in a hurry.
- Because of their potassium content, bananas are slightly radioactive. The amount is actually used as a measurement to compare different levels of radiation, known as the “banana equivalent dose” or BED.
- The Search tab’s handling of URLs got just a little bit better, thanks to a slightly improved method of detecting and filtering the results. Did you know the Search tab could even look at webpages to find GIFs? YOU DO NOW NO TAKE BACKS
- The loading of search categories has been tweaked so that they don't freak out when you buy or restore the search upgrade without even opening the search tab. I mean, it's exciting, but not THAT exciting.
* A warning should be displayed when disconnecting Dropbox if you have items that are still in the process of being synced (or are waiting for the privilege), and even if you do continue, they’re swept into the iTunes File Sharing folder for safe keeping. No more lost GIFs!
* While you might think of bananas as being a bright yellow colour, it’s actually caused by an artificial ripening process. Tree-ripened bananas are typically a greenish-yellow colour, which changes to a brownish-yellow as they continue to ripen.
* Resolved an issue that could cause Dropbox API requests to get lost, causing downloads and the like to just never complete, or even start, really. A good hard restart usually sorted it out, but you don’t even need to do that anymore. PROGESS!
If you’d like to report problems, ask questions, or declare your undying love for GIFs, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet @gifwrapped, and I’ll be there to help you out!
If you love the app, and want to show it, leaving a review on iTunes is a great way to do so. It helps others decide if they want to try the app, and I do like to read them (especially when they’re positive).
Until next time!
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: 07 November 2016
- Version: 1.4.2
- Size: 30.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Daniel Farrelly
- © 2015 Daniel Farrelly
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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