Capture the moment with MyBestShot for the BlackBerry PlayBook!

MyBestShot for BlackBerry PlayBook
By Michelle Haag on 9 Jun 2011 02:29 pm EDT

Ever try to take pictures of kids, or pets, or a group of people, and every attempt is foiled by someone blinking, or a sudden movement, or just plain bad timing? And then you have to say "Just one more try" and everyone groans or rolls their eyes and the smiles get faker and faker until you finally get a picture that is ok, but not as good as you'd originally hoped but you make do with it because you're sick of trying by that point. Or, have you tried to get those action shots at the kids' basketball games, but it takes so long between pictures you might as well not even try? Well guess what, now there is an easier way.

MyBestShot by Christopher Townsend is a new app for the BlackBerry PlayBook that takes photos in quick succession so you can capture the moment and (hopefully!) end up with the pictures you want, and no battles to get them. MyBestShot is available for just $.99, and there is a free trial available, so go get it today!

Features include:

  • Front and rear camera support
  • Take up to 64 photos at once (other options: 4, 8, 16, 32)
  • 3 Capture speeds (0.1sec, 0.25sec, 0.5sec)
  • 3 Quality settings (2048xx1200, 1024x600, 512x300)
  • Save photos as JPG or PNG
  • Realistic physics scrolling gallery of thumbnails
  • Double tap to enlarge photos when reviewing

For more information/screenshots and to download MyBestShot for your PlayBook

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Reader comments

Capture the moment with MyBestShot for the BlackBerry PlayBook!


I downloaded the free trial....but I don't understand how to use it...I can set the settings, but nothing comes up (i.e. front or back scene). When I press the camera icon, I get the several "pictures" which don't show up anywhere, and why would they, they are black (lol) how does it integrate into the playbook camera? And...if you need to buy it to find this out...well, that's fine, it is .99 after all.....but I always thought the object of the free trial was that you could see how it works first......

I wasn't meaning to sound negative on previous post. Far from it.....I love everything about my Playbook, including checking out new apps I will buy this app and THEN hopefully it will come with instructions :-) Because it is a really good idea.


Just as an update, I denied permission to the camera and reproduced the same scenario you are getting. To allow the app to have permission to the camera please do the following;

1) Go to settings on your playbook
2) Navigate to "Security"
3) Select "Application Permissions"
4) Select "MyBestShot"
5) Make sure the Camera permission is set to "Allowed"

Hope this solves your problem!