Hit Triggertrap camera-trigger app now free for iPhone and Android

Hit Triggertrap camera-trigger app now free for iPhone and Android
Triggertrap now gratis. Get triggering!

Triggertrap, the popular iPhone and Android app which allows users to trigger their SLR's shutter through a host of innovative means, is now free to all.

The app can be used to create neat time-lapse and distance-lapse videos, trigger the camera when it picks up motion and sound, and also to take a picture when it recognises faces, among other modes.

To access all of the app's premium triggering modes, the company had been charging £2.99 on top of the £24.99 mobile dongle necessary to connect camera (there's over 280 compatible cameras) to smartphone.

The app fee has now been waived in the hope of snaring the Christmas crowd and ensures any photographer who is gifted the mobile dongle, doesn't have to fork out before they can start using it.

Explore creative potential

"It's one of the few photography gifts that are affordable," Bristol-based founder and CEO Haje Jan Kamps said.

"Our number one goal is for people to easily enjoy and explore their creative photographic potential, and by making the Triggertrap Mobile app free, this has now become even more accessible."

For those looking just to experiment with the KickStarter funded project, you'll be pleased to know it also works with the built in camera on your iPhone or Android device.

Chris Smith

A technology journalist, writer and videographer of many magazines and websites including T3, Gadget Magazine and TechRadar.com. He specializes in applications for smartphones, tablets and handheld devices, with bylines also at The Guardian, WIRED, Trusted Reviews and Wareable. Chris is also the podcast host for The Liverpool Way. As well as tech and football, Chris is a pop-punk fan and enjoys the art of wrasslin'.