Everyone knows what a selfie is by now. And if you don’t, it means you either: don’t participate in social media, do not own a smartphone that allows you to take pictures and you probably missed the news that the Oxford dictionary added it as word of the year in 2013.

Tweet by Chevy Chase
Tweet by Chevy Chase

If you DO know what a selfie is, and you sometimes (or often) take selfies, you will be really psyched to read about the free iOS app called CamMe, that allows you to take better selfies! (At this point, CamMe is only available on iOS.) This app is going to revolutionize the way everyone takes selfies! Mark my words.

What makes CamMe such a great help when taking selfies? Well.. know when you want to take a selfie of your outfit or of more than one person, and it seems that your arms just can’t reach that far, and you just cannot cram it all into the frame of the shot, without the possibility of you dropping your smartphone? By using this app, you do not have to stretch your arms until they hurt anymore, and the risk of cutting off some people in the shot is a thing of the past. As is the situation where you have to ask a complete stranger to help you take the picture.

This app will take the picture for you, without you even touching it! I can hear you all going “Say what?”, “How’s that even possible?” or “You must be kidding!”. I’m not kidding and it really works. Just watch the video below to see a demonstration of exactly how.

Doesn’t that look like a lot of FUN? And isn’t it simply ah-ma-zing?! Yeah, I KNOW!! 🙂 Of course I had to try it out myself, before writing a review of it and I can vouch that it really works! You switch on the app, set up your iPhone (or iPad) in a spot where you will be able to see the entire shot you want to take, raise your hand so the app can recognize it and when you are ready to snap the picture, change the shape of your hand to a fist, to start the 3 second countdown to take the picture. And that, my valued readers.. is.. IT!

CamMe Film Stip & Cut Out Board Options
CamMe Film Stip & Cut Out Board Options

Besides the option of creating selfies, the CamMe app also has this cool photo booth option, where it takes 3 pictures in a row that come out looking like a film strip. And last of all, there is this colorful cut out board for pictures option, where you can place your face in the ‘hole’ to create a funny image starring you! 🙂

Pointgrab (the developers of the app) were nominated for “Most Innovative Mobile App” in the 2014 Global Mobile Awards and they WON! Yay! With an app as innovative as this, it’s more than obvious why.

Say self-IE! 🙂
Fauzia

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