In my experience, motivating or inspiring oneself in isolation is next to impossible. Mostly, some external stimulus is needed to get you going. Your friends can prove to be a great source of motivation, or you might come across some beautiful landscape that can spark your creativity. Bloom* integrates all such things into one innovative iOS app. It is a source of presentations, uploaded both by the Bloom* staff and the app’s users, designed to motivate people regarding various aspects of life. If you want to create a presentation of your own, the app offers a nice photo editor, and you can set any song from your library as the presentation’s background music. Read on to learn more about this app.
Bloom* starts off with a small presentation of its own, highlighting the app’s usage and purpose. If you want to view some of the presentations in Bloom*, go to the Bloom* Shop, where many presentations are listed under distinct categories. The repositories are updated pretty regularly, and a new badge indicates if there has been any activity in a particular genre. The Blooms (the app’s name for presentations) are played periodically (you can set up the schedule), and just like ordinary alarms, it is possible to snooze a Bloom so that it will resume playing at a later time.
When you think you have grasped the real meaning behind a particular Bloom, hit the I Bloom’d, located in the middle of the bottom bar. It is also possible to share a presentation with your friends via email, or post it to your social network. You may edit any Bloom and personalize it in any way you want. Bloom* makes use of push notifications to play presentations for you at predefined time intervals.
If you want to create a new Bloom from scratch, you can do so by choosing images from your device’s camera roll, Bloom*’s library, or by snapping photos right from within the app. Each photo loaded to the app can be edited pretty thoroughly, and there are a few pretty good stickers and filters available as well. Once you have touched the images to perfection, the next step is to add a background track to the presentation. It is possible to add a song from your iTunes library, or even if you don’t have a particular song, you can add its preview from the online iTunes store. The images, and their corresponding captions, will appear whenever a Bloom is played, and the creator of the presentation can also choose to shuffle the screens around.
Bloom* is available for free on the iTunes App Store. The link provided below will take you to its App Store page.