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Seeing how iOS users can be so creative thanks to a few useful apps is great and, sometimes, quite inspiring. Flixel proved quite popular when we reviewed it earlier this year, thanks to its ease of use in helping people create images with animated elements. Now, the people behind Flixel have curated a Hall of Fame, devoted to the best creations. We checked in with Mark Homza, co-founder and Creative Director for the app, to learn more.

Explaining how the Hall of Fame was collated, Mark explained: “We’ve been following the growth and creation of highly stylized gifs / Cinemagraphs for quite some time now – our dedicated Community Manager, Matt Wicks was given the task to track and discover any and every new emerging Cinemagraph artist, blog and website.” He continued, “Our selection criteria was simple: the living photography had to be mesmerizing, original, as well as technically sound. The artist also needed to have produced a solid body of work. Every artist featured in our Hall of Fame Blog embodied these standards.”

While the entire gallery is quite stunning and creative, Mark had to admit to having a personal favorite: “…[it] has to be the work of Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg. Why? For one, they are the reason and inspiration for Flixel, being the original pioneers of Cinemagraphs (a self-termed art form they coined)…secondly, their Cinemagraphs are…brilliant. A highly stylized body of work nestled in the world of fashion, their living photography is cinematic in nature, where motion is often depicted with great subtlety and elegance.”

Mark expanded further, by explaining that the Flixel team has also greatly appreciated the work of IWDRM and Tech Noir, describing their work as a “gallery of living movie stills [which] brings to life some of our favorite and memorable movie scenes.” Tilen Sepic was also mentioned thanks to their work offering a “futuristic sentiment suspended in time.”

All these works, plus more, are viewable via the Flixel’s Hall of Fame gallery. If you fancy trying to create something as spectacular as these yourself, the app is available now and it’s free to download.

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iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-03-20 :: Category: Photography

It’s been a tough winter, with lots of snow and cold weather. The good news is that spring is almost here. What better way to hold you over but a fresh steaming hot batch of App Hall of Fame inductees? Without further ado, here are the March 2011 inductees into the most prestigious App Hall of Fame:


      

Helsing’s Fire from Clickgamer.com

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars from Rockstar Games

Broken Sword: Director’s Cut from Revolution

CHAOS RINGS from SQUARE ENIX Co., LTD.

      

Star Walk – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide from Vito Technology Inc.

SoundHound from SoundHound, Inc.

PocketGuitar from Bonnet Inc.

Bloom from Opal Limited

      

Azkend from 10tons Ltd

Frenzic from The Iconfactory

1Password for iPhone from Agile Web Solutions

Koi Pond from The Blimp Pilots

The App Hall of Fame is an independent initiative launched by 148Apps that includes selection committee members from over 50 web and print publications. Our goal is to create an authoritative archive the very best mobile apps. To be eligible, applications must be available for download from for at least 6 months. Applications are nominated and voted on by the selection committee with the twelve applications that get the most votes being inducted into the hall of fame.

We are proud to announce the new inductees to the App Hall of Fame:

Correction: We made a mistake with the inductions this month. There was an issue with the voting where a previous inductee (Homerun Battle 3D) was included on the ballot. It has been replaced with the next highest in the voting, and our new inductee Momento.


      


Air Video – Watch your videos anywhere! from InMethod s.r.o.
Reeder for iPad from Silvio Rizzi
Dark Nebula – Episode One from 1337 Game Design
Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor from Tiger Style

      


STREET FIGHTER IV from CAPCOM
Brushes – iPhone Edition from Steve Sprang
Labyrinth from Codify AB
Momento (Diary/Journal) by d3i Ltd

      


Dragon Dictation from Nuance Communications
MLB.com At Bat 2010 from MLB.com
Things from Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG
Diner Dash from PlayFirst, Inc.

The App Hall of Fame is a brand new, independent initiative launched by 148Apps that includes selection committee members from over 40 web and print publications.

Our goal is to archive the very best mobile apps by honoring only 12 applications per month. To be eligible, applications must be available for download from the App Store for at least 6 months. Applications are nominated and voted on monthly by the selection committee with the applications that get the most votes being inducted into the hall of fame.

We want you to join in on the celebration. We’ll be giving away copies of the newly inducted applications to subscribers of our mailing list later this week. Subscribe now for a chance to win.

We are very proud to announce our first inductees into the App Hall of Fame:

      



Angry Birds from Rovio
Flight Control from Firemint
Doodle Jump from Lima Sky
Shazam from Shazam Entertainment

      



Evernote from Evernote
Plants vs. Zombies from PopCap Games
Pandora Radio from Pandora Media
Simplenote from Codality

      



Twitter from Twitter, Inc.
Instapaper from Marco Arment
Homerun Battle 3D from Com2uS
Fieldrunners from Subatomic Studios


Introducing the App Hall of Fame!

App discoverability continues to be a real issue. With the fast churn of apps in the App Store, an app has only a few weeks of promotional life in it before it’s largely forgotten. There are a few things developers can do to fix that, but those things may not work for most apps. That’s why we think it’s important to archive these great, best apps from even just a few months ago. They may have been forgotten by most, but we want a way to remember them forever.

We’re proud to announce the launch of a new site, dedicated to archiving the very best in mobile apps, the App Hall of Fame! We hope it will become the source for finding the very best of the best apps, long after their initial promotional buzz has died down.

With a voting process loosely modeled after the Baseball Hall of Fame, the App Hall of Fame will induct 12 new apps every month. The eligible apps are those that have been in the App Store for at least 6 months. Initially we’ll be focusing on iPhone/iPod Touch apps, but we’ll open it up to iPad apps soon. Next year? We expand further to cover other platforms.

The hall of fame-worthy apps will be chosen by the people that look at, write about, and live apps every day. Our fantastic selection committee includes members from Slide to Play, TUAW, TIPB, The Loop, Pirillo.com, AppAdvice, and more. The selection committee have already chosen the nominees for our first month and they are now voting on those nominations. We will proudly announce our first 12 inductees on Monday, October 11th.

The mobile application analytics company,Flurry, has graciously sponsored the site and will be giving $1,000 in promotional credit to each inducted app while they remain a sponsor. A very generous prize for the inductees, indeed.

But wait, there’s more! We’re having a monthly contest, too! We’re also going to be celebrating the new inductees every month by giving away copies of the winning apps to App Hall of Fame mailing list subscribers.

Take a look at the site, sign-up for the contest and mailing list and check back on October 12th for the first inductees into the new App Hall of Fame!

Introducing the App Hall of Fame!

App discoverability continues to be a real issue. With the fast churn of apps in the App Store, an app has only a few weeks of promotional life in it before it’s largely forgotten. There are a few things developers can do to fix that, but those things may not work for most apps. That’s why we think it’s important to archive these great, best apps from even just a few months ago. They may have been forgotten by most, but we want a way to remember them forever.

We’re proud to announce the launch of a new site, dedicated to archiving the very best in mobile apps, the App Hall of Fame! We hope it will become the source for finding the very best of the best apps, long after their initial promotional buzz has died down.

With a voting process loosely modeled after the Baseball Hall of Fame, the App Hall of Fame will induct 12 new apps every month. The eligible apps are those that have been in the App Store for at least 6 months. Initially we’ll be focusing on iPhone/iPod Touch apps, but we’ll open it up to iPad apps soon. Next year? We expand further to cover other platforms.

The hall of fame-worthy apps will be chosen by the people that look at, write about, and live apps every day. Our fantastic selection committee includes members from Slide to Play, TUAW, TIPB, The Loop, Pirillo.com, AppAdvice, and more. The selection committee have already chosen the nominees for our first month and they are now voting on those nominations. We will proudly announce our first 12 inductees on Monday, October 11th.

The mobile application analytics company,Flurry, has graciously sponsored the site and will be giving $1,000 in promotional credit to each inducted app while they remain a sponsor. A very generous prize for the inductees, indeed.

But wait, there’s more! We’re having a monthly contest, too! We’re also going to be celebrating the new inductees every month by giving away copies of the winning apps to App Hall of Fame mailing list subscribers.

Take a look at the site, sign-up for the contest and mailing list and check back on October 12th for the first inductees into the new App Hall of Fame!

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