The first major update since Foundbite's release so far was covered yesterday on WPCentral but here's a more in-depth overview of the changes version 1.3 brought and some more about how Foundbite is going so far.
New Capture Process
Previously, the two modes within the app allowed you to import a single photo and then add sound or simultaneously capture photos and audio. While this worked well, the single import mode was hidden and only being able to import a single photo was a limitation.
So, this weekend's update brings a completely new capture process that defaults to a "compose" mode where you can add/import many photos and then capture sound before or after which should help people express their creativity more. The simultaneous mode is still there but with a message about using the mode on low memory devices and capturing too many photos at a time which can lead to stuttering/distortion of the sound.
There's also now a handy tutorial to explain the capture process.
Find and Invite Friends
You can now find your friends from Twitter and Facebook who are already using Foundbite so you can find people to connect with instantly. You can also invite people to take a look at Foundbite through Facebook. Thanks to Rummble Labs the list of friends is sorted by an algorithm which is pretty good at predicting the people you're closest to (no more scrolling through alphabetical lists).
There's also lots of other minor changes including bug fixes, scrolling improvements but I won't bother you with them now ( a full list is available in the "about" section of the app).
Foundbite so far...
It's been about a month since launch now and Foundbite has passed 18,000 downloads, 2,200 foundbites uploaded, 6400+ photos shared and 3300 registered users - numbers which I'm keen to keep improving (especially getting people to upload their first Foundbite).
I've been pretty blown away by some of the content, especially this week's foundbite of the week taken at a concert in Sao Paolo....