Developer: Nico Becherer
Price: $2.99 Download on the App Store
The original Face Melter app was simple. Choose a photo, melt it with your fingertips and save it to your photo album. Updates to Face Melter allowed for animation. Now with Face Melter Pro — a separate app, not an upgrade — you can save the videos you create, edit them, email them to friends and upload them directly from your iPhone to YouTube.
At least that is what the developer of Face Melter Pro, Nico Becherer, had in mind. However, my iPhone crashed repeatedly when I tried to email a video. And every time I tried to upload my animation to YouTube, I got the message “upload failed.” Even uploading a single melted picture to Flickr seemed impossible at first when I kept receiving the message that there was a problem with my Flickr account. As it turns out, the picture did upload to Flickr despite the error message, but all attempts to send video via email or connect with YouTube were unsuccessful.
Face Melter Pro seemed complicated to use at first, but once I understood how to make a video, it was exciting to see this app’s potential. iPhone apps that let you create animation, such as Flipbook, are still uncommon. Face Melter Pro shows us what is possible and encourages us to dream big about what the iPhone is capable of doing.
I wish I could share my cool videos with people and not just have them sit on my iPhone. I know uploading Face Melter Pro animations to YouTube is possible because there are quite a few posted there.
There's so much potential here. Let’s hope the developer resolves the problems in future versions of Face Melter Pro.