This Week in BlackBerry World: Notes on Pictures


This week we would like to highlight a great app that allows users to add text to their images.

It is said that a picture is worth 1,000 words. Now you can make it worth more than that by using Notes on Pictures. This application allows you to easily add text to any image and post/send/share instantly.
Features Include: BBM connected, custom folder, JPEG format, BlackBerry media player support for easy sharing and so much more!

To get more information about this great app, we asked the developer, Laurent Cappellina of LaurentCie, a few questions.

“Add notes on pictures”

Where did the idea come from?
I’m not quite sure. One day I just asked myself “is it possible to add a note to a picture on my BlackBerry phone?” The response was “no”, so I said “Ok, let’s make that app!”

How long did it take to develop the app?
I started to develop the first version a long time ago for BBOS devices. Due to its success, I then decided to port it to BlackBerry 10.

Technically speaking it was not too difficult but I’ve done my best to make it easy to use and heavily integrated into the BlackBerry 10 system. Thanks to the invocation framework of BlackBerry 10 you just have to long press a picture and choose the “Open with” menu to open the app. The picture with the text added can be share with the BlackBerry 10 invocation framework, or edited with the system picture editor and shared from there.

Who are your ideal customers?
Everyone and anyone! You can annotate pictures with romantic texts, hearts and love emoticons, send invitation cards to your friends or send business cards. You can stamp pictures with your name or company or add a date to remember when you took a photo. These are just few of many use cases for consumers and professionals.

Why should customers buy your app?
The reason you should buy this app is because of the overwhelming reviews. The best review I received was “it should be included in BB10”. That’s one reason it’s available today!

If you were looking for an app like this, look no further and get it now.

Together with this app we are recommending a few other applications available on BlackBerry World:

Missed the previous episodes? Check them out to discover more high-quality apps for your BlackBerry


About BVE

Bryan Van Engelen has been with BlackBerry since 2010. He is part of the Developer Programs and Outreach team, focusing on customer and developer engagement and support. @bve21