Treat your Action Photography Brain with Red Bull Illume HD iPad app

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 28, 2011 8:35 am

Santa Monica, CAThere is now an app to help you get to the most amazing collection of the best in action and adventure sports photography. It’s called the Red Bull Illume HD iPad app, and it has already earned the very prestigious Favorite Website Awards (FWA) “Mobile of the Day” award for June 27, 2011.The Red Bull Illume HD iPad app is FREE and it optimizes the iPad’s large-format context to allow users everywhere to experience the Top 250 photos from the world’s premier action and adventure sports photography contest, Red Bull Illume, in an enlightened or shall we say, illuminated lightbox-style display.

Sports and photography enthusiasts who coveted the spectacular limited-edition book of photos reviewed by the contest’s judges can explore and share the same images themselves, with the addition of detailed commentary and backstories. A total of 22,764 photos were submitted to the contest by 4,773 photographers hailing from 112 countries. Those who can’t make it to a stop on the Red Bull Illume world tour of the contest’s Top 50 photos can enjoy their own personal exhibition anytime, anywhere, on their iPad tablet. There is also a convienent automatic news feed with the app to keep you in the know of future Red Bull Illume tour exhibition schedule and events. 

Established in 2000, the FWA is an esteemed, industry-recognized program designed that showcases projects around the world who combine cutting-edge technology with inspirational ideas to lead the way for future generations. Receiving nearly five million visits each month, the FWA portal points to the latest and best in creativity and innovation on the Internet. The “Mobile of the Day” award specifically honors mobile content, from browser games and mobile sites to apps for smartphones and tablets. Red Bull Illume HD was featured on the FWA portal throughout the day yesterday, June 27, however it will be added to the FWA Mobile winner archive where you can go to here at:

You can get the FREE Red Bull Illume HD app for download at the iTunes store. Developed by Zooom Productions Inc. and produced by Red Bull Media House exclusively for all versions of the iPad, the app gives the viewer the Red Bull Illume experience a premium online setting. Each of the Top 250 photos is captioned with background information including photographer bios, and many of the Top 50 photos also provide audio commentary from the photographer. Some of the top images from the Red Bull Illume showcase extreme sports legend Travis Pastrana, top-ranked surfer Jordy Smith, champion cliff diver Orlando Duque, and groundbreaking skateboarders Daewon Song and Geoff Rowley – which currently tour the world in unique outdoor lightbox exhibits. Some other features the app has include: technical/equipment information on how the shots were achieved, as well as the ability to download images, use them as iPad wallpaper, and share them online. 

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