A free fun photo app - check out FaceJam for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 29 Aug 2013 02:06 pm
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We're not short of camera/photo applications on BlackBerry 10, but I recently stumbled upon FaceJam and was instantly attracted to it because of its simplicity and beautiful user interface. At the time of writing this the application is only supported by the BlackBerry Z10 but I'm sure that will change pretty soon. And best of all - it's free!

As you'll see in the video - once you launch the app you are prompted to scroll through a list of instructions. I realize that instructions can often be boring but with FaceJam they just look sweet, with nice clean images set on a white background with some blue thrown in for good measure. 

The concept of FaceJam is to combine two, three or four photos onto one - kind of like a collage. So, it's just a case of selecting from the menu how many photos you want and then adding them to the spaces available on-screen. At the base of the display there is a tab which gives you quick access to switching between vertical and horizontal and once the photos are loaded into the app you can pinch to zoom as well giving as a long hold to reveal a further menu for rotating, flipping or adding another image. 

Once you are happy with the finished product I'm afraid to say that there isn't a normal save option within the app, but as per the instructions you can just take a screen cap using the media buttons. The downside here is that when you go to view your creation within your pictures app there will be a small arrow icon at the base. I know that with the native photo editing tools it only takes a few seconds to crop and save, but it's a feature I'm hoping will be added in a future update. 

Mind you, with the app being free and pretty darn good I can't really complain. If you are a Z10 owner check this one out and have fun. 

More information/Download FaceJam for BlackBerry 10

28 comments

luvsql

It's not available for the Q10?????? HUH? A colleague installed it on his Z10. If you can't save the image, and are forced to use the screenshot feature, that puts all your personal photos into the work perimeter, which then makes all your images unable to post to FB, email to personal etc. That makes zero sense.

RobSmithZ10

I agree, using the screen capture to save the photo is odd.

igotaq

You can lock your work perimeter before taking a screenshot.

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luvsql

How do you lock the work without locking the device just before trying to take a screenshot? Mine are linked ie device and work lock.

NoAhB0Dy

Swipe down to show Balance and lock it. Work can be locked without personal being locked. This is the only way to get a screenshot in your personal perimeter.

luvsql

I never noticed that Balance lock before lol. Thank you!!!

advil_yum

Well, thank you! I did not know this either (I knew how to lock work independently), but didn't know it then saved screen caps into the personal space. Awesome tip!!

advil_yum

That feature (saving screen caps to the work perimeter) is one of my biggest gripes about Balance. I know why it works like that, but I hope there are updates to Balance to actually *know* when you're taking a screen cap in the work perimeter vs the personal space and save them accordingly.

jrohland

I take it the X on your ring finger means you will never put a ring there? Not that I'm interested anyway. Oh, and the app looks fun for some.

James Richardson

Far from it. It's not an X. *Mystery*

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Tyler Nellissen

Really slick and nicely built. Should be a fun one!

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dpcanada

Hi all...this is dpcanada...I am the developer of FaceJam and I want to say thanks for the awesome review...I just wanted to add that Q10, Q5 and Z30 support is coming very soon...there is also custom saving options coming with 10.2 around the corner...as the app works now...there is an option in the side menu to hide the action bar before you take the shot...therefore getting rid of the need to edit later...I am committed to making this app the very best user experience I can...updates are coming...thank you all for your feedback.

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Jared18

Thank you for this app, my girlfriend has a Q10 and can't wait for Q10 support. Keep up the good work because it's much appreciated.

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Makaveli@Beta

And why can't you just unlock your workspace and then select the photos?

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C_Rempel

I like the collage aspect of this app... I miss the simplicity of the photo collage app that came with the PlayBook. Will download and check this out! Thanks developer for another promising photo app :)

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maddie1128

Thanks @dpcanada! I like this app and look forward to anything new from you!

20degrees

Can't believe no Q10 support.

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rohetaku

Cant wait for the q10 support. Thanks!

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AppReview

It cannot save the photos? You would have to save them as screen shots? How archaic ! What are we, Gorillas?

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djraz_official

Listen Mr. Gorilla. Quit complaining. Eat the berries and bananas and take pictures :) lol. You should have asked if we were dinosaurs :)

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TheRealMrRock

Not available for my Device? Wtf? I run a Q10!

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djraz_official

The article clearly states. ONLY supports Z10. And the developer here states the rest support is coming soon. Want my reading glasses? Wait I don't need them. SMH. When will people actually read versus scan. Sorry you ended with with the rant. *shrug*

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myckle

Thank you to the Face Jam team for being kind enough to respond to my Facebook comment. What the developer said was that Sharing and Saving options will be added in 10.2 like what he said in this thread earlier :D

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euphemy

I just downloaded it and trying it out. When I try to add a picture, it keeps telling me "can not connect to pc using link. Please edit settings". I have done this and it comes up at each attempt of getting a picture. I am unable to use pictures saved on my device. I tap a picture and it's not added to face jam. I'm unclear as to what is going on.

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dv8one

Thank You DP for the app keep up the great work! We appreciate your effort.

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chris1291

Can anyone show me how to activate your personal and work data feature on my BlackBerry z10

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dpcanada

Q10 and Q5 support just launched today for FaceJam...check it out...keep jamming!

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