The Iconfactory Launches BitCam Retro Camera App on iOS

The app allows users to take black-and-white pictures in three pixel resolutions: Super-Res, Standard and FatBits.

Twitterrific company The Iconfactory released BitCam, a retro camera application for iOS. The app allows users to take black-and-white pictures in three pixel resolutions: Super-Res, Standard and FatBits.

BitCam Screenshots

The BitCam app allows users to take photos with their devices’ rear and front-facing cameras. Users can also turn on an “Instaphoto Size” filter to take square pictures. While pictures will be in black-and-white by default, users can unlock color graphics via an in-app purchase.

BitCam’s store description explained the inspiration behind the app:

BitCam is the digital camera you would have used on your mini pocket computer back in 1996. We made it to celebrate the Iconfactory’s 20th anniversary of making cool things with pixels.

The design brief for this app was simple: “What would we design today given the constraints of the past?”

What we ended up with shows how much technology has improved since we first started writing software for Apple’s products.

BitCam is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.