Bazaart, the popular collage app for iOS, just received it’s most impressive upgrade to date.
If you're not familiar with Bazaart, it is an application that enables you to create collages with images and text that you can share with an online community. And with the Bazaart community growing by the day, the developers decided to release a vastly improved user interface that makes it easier to search for images, browse a broad range of collages, and connect with other members of the Bazaart community.
So let's explore the new features.
Bazaart now features a menu bar along the bottom, which greatly enhances how users navigate through the app. The new “discover” tab allows users to browse for a wide range of collages created by other Bazaart members, including “Popular” and “ Recent” collages, and thematic sections like Art, Photomontage, Selfies, Funny, Nature, and more. In the previous version, users were limited to recent and popular collages, but the new thematic sections provide broader access to other collages.
In version 1.6.0, Bazaart introduced the option to leave comments. This feature opened up the possibility of connecting with other Bazzart members, but the comments were limited to specific collages. With the new version, users can now view an entire feed of comments, which can be found under the “Activity” section. The “My Bazaart” section has been greatly improved, as well, and functions more like a profile page. In the previous version, “My Bazaart” was a private page where individual users could access a library of their collages, but now, profiles are public! You can now click on any user name found under collage postings, and/or the “Activity” section, to view other profiles, including their personal inventory of collages, and the option to “ follow” them. Furthermore, each profile page features the number of people you are following and the people who are following you, and you can click on those lists at any time.
In earlier versions, Bazaart introduced new tools to enhance creativity by allowing the user to clone and flip images, manually erase sections, control the opacity, and add text to collages. The user had the option to import images from the camera roll and/or choose from a library of images that included solid colors, gradients, textures, and backgrounds. The latest version extends those features by allowing you to access images from a variety of sources, including Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Etsy, Flickr, Bing web searches, and a built-in inventory of albums that include “Fashion,” “Home,” “Photography,” “Backgrounds,” and “My Photos” from your camera roll. When you combine Bazaart’s editing tools, with increased access to resources, users have more options to stimulate their imaginations and explore new heights of creativity.
Tap to Browse - It’s Back!
In version 1.3.8, Bazaart introduced the popular feature “Tap to Browse,” but it disappeared when subsequent updates were introduced. Well, its back! With this feature, Bazaart members can tap on any collage, which flips around to reveal individual collage elements associated with that collage. You can then share those clippings to your camera roll or other social networking sites.
Art is universal and inspirational. It has the power to bring diverse communities together in ways that tap into the common core of our humanity. With this recent update, Bazaart fully embraces that power, providing you with the tools to fully express yourself, and to connect with others in a meaningful way.
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