What’s the most important element of a well designed app for photography and art?
Even before a well designed user interface, quality of effects, and ease of use, the app MUST have high resolution output. At a bare minimum, 6 megapixels is good though 8 is preferred. The higher the better.
While resolution is important it has less to do with how well designed the app is and more to do with user expectations. A great app for photography art or otherwise should be intuitive and easy to use. The interface should not get in the way and there should be no question on to use it.
Which role do the users of Deco Sketch have in the development of the app?
Photo loading was the absolute biggest request. There was a small user base early on that was outputting images from DS and blending with other apps. I worked hard to include photo loading for 1.6 but ultimately failed right out of the gate. I implemented it as a secondary feature when it really need to be a robust first tier major function. I went back to the drawing board and revamped the core of the app for version 1.7 based on a lot of beta testing and user feedback on how it should be done.
The zoom, eyedropper, redo and 1.8’s improved UI were all user requested features as well. And while not directly requested by users, some of the brushes were inspired by work I saw on Instagram.