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New iPhone app from Nikon

Update: it seems that this iPhone app is for the US market only.

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Nikon somehow forgot to officially announce this new iPhone app (available in the app store since October 19th, 2009). This is Nikon's second iPhone app (the first one was My PictureTown). The app is free and Nikon claims that will constantly update the content, which is a great idea. You can get more details on Nikon USA website.

I think this is suppose to be the official press release (taken from Nikon USA website):

Nikon is pleased to offer our consumers a new way to access the educational and editorial content found on NikonUSA.com. Nikon’s new Learn & Explore iPhone application now makes this material available to you, whether you are taking pictures close to home or in the field.

From beginning photographer to experienced enthusiast, you are sure to find information on Learn & Explore that is of interest to you—and now that information can go where you go.

Read an article on getting the most from your travel photography while you’re on vacation. Check information on adjusting depth of field or selecting the right shutter speed when you’re taking photos at your child’s sporting event. Access advice on the right aperture for shooting photos indoors when you’re attending a wedding. It’s all there on the Learn & Explore iPhone app. Photography information at your fingertips.

In addition to articles on the fundamentals of photography and various shooting techniques, you can read the four latest issues of Nikon World magazine, complete with images and audio slideshows. Need the definition of a photography term? Check out the Photography Glossary.

The Learn & Explore iPhone app is continually updated with new articles and information. It’s a must for any enthusiastic photographer.

Update: ok I got it now, this is the official press release:

Nikon Joins Forces with Molecular to Introduce Nikon Learn & Explore App for the iPhone
New mobile app provides iPhone community with easy, on-the-go access to a world of helpful photo information

Watertown, Mass., October 29, 2009 —Isobar interactive agency Molecular, Inc. (www.molecular.com) announced today its collaboration with Nikon Inc. to create an innovative mobile app for the iPhone that provides people with quick, easy access to both educational and inspirational photo information right from their mobile device. The free app, called Nikon Learn & Explore, is now available at http://nikonusa.com/mobile/iPhone/LearnAndExplore.

Created for photo enthusiasts of all skill levels, the Learn & Explore app allows iPhone users to read and bookmark informative articles from the nikonusa.com website as well as articles from "Nikon World" magazine. iPhone users also get access to Nikon digital assets such as stunning images, video lectures1 and slideshows, and audio commentary. All of the content is managed through Nikon's TeamSite Content Management System and synchronized with the devices regularly to keep the content fresh.

“Increasingly, people are using their iPhones to explore everything and anything they might need ‘in the moment’, from GPS directions to nearby restaurant recommendations,” said Bryant Shea, Molecular's Director, Content Management and Mobile. “Recognizing that photography is a very ‘in-the-moment’ activity, the Learn & Explore app creates another opportunity for Nikon to engage with consumers, providing people with immediate access to Nikon's education resources right in the palm of their hand, no matter where they are.”

"We are excited to introduce the Learn & Explore app to the iPhone community," said Joe Ventura, Senior Manager of Corporate and Internet Communications at Nikon Inc. "Working with Molecular, we've created a mobile experience that allows us to provide our consumers with greater access to educational and editorial digital content; which ultimately supports our goal to let people explore photography on their own terms."

Molecular was responsible for design, implementation and QA of the Learn & Explore app, as well as all modifications to the Content Management System. Molecular has been working with Nikon USA since 2007 and is the agency responsible for creating Nikon’s current website at www.nikonusa.com.

About Molecular

Molecular is a top interactive agency that partners with results-driven companies to create highly effective, cutting-edge digital design solutions grounded in research and tied to business results. Since 1994, Molecular has directed successful Web initiatives for the nation’s leading brands, including Nikon, Old Mutual Asset Management, HumanaOne and Reebok. Headquartered in Boston, Molecular is a company of Isobar, a global network of digital marketing companies. For more information, please visit www.molecular.com.

About Isobar

Launched as a digital division of Aegis Media in May 2003, Isobar is the world’s largest digital marketing network and is uniquely structured for an interconnected digital world. Isobar provides the vision, infrastructure, tools and processes that link a network of some of the very best digital agencies in the world - all fully owned and driven by a clear vision of the future business world. For more information, please visit www.isobar.net.

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  • http://planetdusty.com Chris

    Sadly not available in Canada.

    • Robert

      There’s an easy workaround for that.
      1.) Go to iTunes and into the iTunes Store.
      2) At the bottom right corner of the screen, click on the Canadian (or your home country round flag icon.
      3) When the list of round country flags comes up, select USA.
      4) iTunes will want you to either enter in your login details or create a new account. You should create a new account and enter in a US address. It can be pretty much any address as long as address/zip codes match.
      5) For payment method you should select none.
      6) Now that you have a US iTunes account, you can now download all the FREE apps you want that are available in the US. Paid apps are a different story, however…you won’t be able to do anything about those. Fortunately, the Nikon app is free.

      That’s it! Have fun.

  • Neil

    Can’t wait to get home to download and try out. Although it will only be successful if they do keep up with the content.

  • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

    This was a rumor – I posted it online before it got officially announced @ dpreview and associated press.

  • Lorenz

    Buhuu, not available in Germany!!!

  • frage

    has someone the us link? not available in germany itunes

  • J Deez

    I’m not a nikon user (but I appreciate the line and lenses) is this still applicable? It’s a general photography app correct? Not specific to their cameras?

    • Neil

      Yeah, it’s mostly articles from their web site and pics. Some videos here and there. General stuff is what I’ve seen so far. It’s like Nikon Magazine on ipod/iphone.

  • GlobalGuy

    Ah, these kinda replies mean that your readers are addicted to NikonRumors, just the way you want them! :-)

    Keep up the good work.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      Thanks – I will delete all those comments, there is no reason to waist bandwidth like that…

  • mnm

    I just downloaded and played with the app – it really is very cool with a ton of info in it. a few advanced articles in there too, and many articles have picture examples or discussions on how/why that picture was taken. Not sure if it is very different to what is on the NIkon site, but great to flick through when you have a few minutes of idle time.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      I agree – if they update this app on a regular bases it will be great – it also includes articles from Nikon World, which is a paid magazine.

  • http://neurohell.info/ Kensai

    Why oh why the launch these apps only for US consumers?! :((

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