Focal app has been one of the most talked about Android apps of the past month or so. The app initially was being developed under the banner of Cyanogenmod, but with Cyanogenmod now a startup, the developer of Focal app has decided to put the app in the Play Store. The application is one of the most comprehensive camera application apps out there. You have virtually every aspect of the photo right under your control when using the application. From exposure to ISO to white balancing to adding effect, you can do it all with Focal.
The app is very similar in terms of packing features like Camera+ on iOS though Focal is even more detailed. The app features a radial sort of control for the shutter button, similar to what we have seen on Android 4.3. There is also a sidebar which houses all the various settings for customizing that perfect picture.
Some of the features of the app as described by the developer are:
– A photo and video mode, supporting many features (burst mode, timer mode, scene mode, shutter speed on Sony devices, …)
– A panorama mode, currently semi-broken
– A PicSphere mode, open-source replacement of Google’s PhotoSphere, to do 360° sphere shots
– A review drawer, by sliding from the top of the screen (in portrait). It shows your latest pictures.
The application requires you to be running Android version 4.1 or above. You can download the application for free from here.