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Light Writer - Photography Effects

By Laan Labs

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


...oh what the heck, now free until may 28th

While you can use this to show messages to people directly it works best in photos - simply take a picture with a longer shutter speed in a darker setting and your message or image will appear. Also, you need to swing it SLOWLY, in a steady back and forth motion, don't flail around randomly.

*** Please see our flickr and facebook groups for examples
** and take your own action shots and post them! **

flickr group, goto:

facebook group:

to do this, go into your phone settings, then choose brightness.

- text - set your own text messages or choose from a list of common ones like "Hi Mom" etc..
- colors - pick your own color
- images -- show emotocon or small resolution images
- rainbow mode - go crazy by turning your message into a rainbow of colors!

Again this app is best in photos so:
- it works best at night or in a dark setting
- practice your wave in front of mirror -- it takes a bit of practice to get it right
- if a person cant see it - get them to "look through you" - tell them not follow the phone with their eyes.

Lastly -- if the person cant see the message (some can't - its like that 3d image picture) -- have them look at you through a camera (i.e. the camera on the iphone) -- the message will become clear.

Email us at with any feature requests or bugs!

Follow us on twitter @laanlabs

Thanks, have fun.

Keywords: LED , Led message , Air Writing, Air Writer , Illusion , Motion Message

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Customer Reviews

Good effort

This is not exactly an easy concept to use in an app. I also, as a hobbyist programmer, understand that producing a satisfactory product is no small task. Now, you, the developer, who is doing this for a living, if you want to not just be a good programmer, but a great programmer, you should take my feed back as constructive criticism, and not just some whiner complaining that he or she had their money taken.

Their is one key issue with your app, that's usability. May sound sarcastic, but that is critical to success, it's why people like gates and jobs have, and in the later case have had, a crap ton of cash. Their software was user friendly.
The issue with yours? As at least one person said, you have the scroll speed set real low, that isn't exactly a good thing with pov, and it's also a fixed speed, you could do one of two things, allow users to set the scroll speed themselves, our take data from the gyro, and accelerometer, and use that to alter the scroll speed in order to make for a more consistent message, in then end, improving user friendliness.

Why is this still for sale?

This app does NOT WORK WITH THE CURRENT iOS in 2017. Please update the app or give me a refund. This should NOT BE FOR SALE in the App Store in 2017.

Won't let me change the messages

The app won't let me change the message.

To hard to figure out how to use it. Glad I only paid 99 cents.

Light Writer - Photography Effects
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 1.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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