Create Your Own Portfolio App

Posted on 8/24/2012 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Photographers can now build their own portfolio and presentation apps for iPad and iPhone without the necessity of learning to code. Appafolio Biz and Appafolio Plus provide an application tool that lets the photographer produce and display slideshows, galleries and videos.

Appafolio Plus, available on a $5 per month subscription basis, allows for the creation of up to five unique folios, provides access to viewership analytics, and enables the inclusion of e-commerce links so viewers can make purchases directly within the app to their existing e-commerce enabled web site.

Appafolio Biz, available on a $99.99 per month, enables users to create up to ten folios, and guides them to submit one to the Apple AppStore as its own freestanding app. An Apple iOS developer account is required by each user.

With Appafolion users can create their own unique screens, titles and graphics, or choose from pre-formatted templates, then upload and arrange images and videos and add text. Images are cached within the app, and videos are cached to the device for offline viewing. An Internet connection is not required to view pictures and videos.

Also included is a new patent-pending “beam” feature that enables users to send their work to other iOS devices directly (device to device) using an open Wi-Fi connection. This new feature, which is still in beta, makes Appafolio the only app of its kind to offer this capability.

“Instead of showing prospective customers a collection of photos or a printed product brochure, a business can use Appafolio to turn those materials into an interactive multimedia presentation featuring its unique branding that anyone can download from the Apple AppStore,” said Brent Brookler, CEO and founder of Treemo Labs. “

Go to the App Store to download the FREE app. For answers to frequently asked questions check out

Copyright © 2012 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to:  


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