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October update – What’s new in the PortraitMode app?

We’ve spent the past couple of weeks focusing on improving the stability of the PortraitMode app. Version 1.9.9, now available on both Android and iOS, is the result of these efforts. It not only fixes most of the bugs we’ve encountered but also adds new features and quality-of-life improvements.

Let’s dive in.

📱 Improved “Home” screen

The new home screen lets you switch between photos from people you follow and photos recently posted on the platform. This brings a bit more structure to the app experience and makes it easier to discover new photographers.

We have also added a section showing you photos that are “currently trending”. This section highlights the most-liked photos in a specific time period and gives extra exposure to the community’s favorite photos and photographers. This section is now also available on the “Explore” screen.

🎟️ In-app Feedback Requests

With the introduction of PortraitMode Pro, we have added Feedback Tokens to PortraitMode. These tokens can now be used when uploading a photo from the app and by long-pressing a photo on your profile & selecting the respective menu-item in the context menu.

🔧 Stability improvements

The app should now feel snappier and run much smoother. The issue with images not loading properly should also be fixed. We will continue to monitor any issues with the app and implement changes and fixes as we develop new features for both the web and mobile experiences.

🏆 Photo of the month

Sam Jage Photo by Sam Jage (@samjage) - Orcas Island, Washington, USA

Not related to the app, but still worth mentioning, we have just launched a new format on PortraitMode, crowning the photo of the month along with the top 10 photos posted during that time period.

This is not an editor’s choice section but is based on the number of likes the photos receive from the community. If you haven’t already, feel free to check out the Street photography of the month for September 2023.

🤝 Wrapping up

As we conclude our tour of the latest PortraitMode updates, we’re happy to deliver a more stable and faster app experience with Version 1.9.9. Image loading issues have been resolved, and we’ll continue to fine-tune.

Thank you for being part of the PortraitMode community. Stay inspired, keep capturing moments in the streets, and watch for more exciting developments ahead.


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