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MicroStockr App Review

 

Are you a passionate stock photographer that wants to keep track of his sales when being on the way? In this case, MicroStockr app is the right app for you. We had a closer look at this new application for stock photographers. Now let’s share testing insights with you.

Microstockr (AppStore Link) Microstockr
Developer: Paul Pirosca
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download

Available also for Android in the Google Play Store

Microstockr for Android

 

What’s the app about?

With Microstockr app photographers can check out their earnings wherever they are. They can access their sales statistics for currently 12 microstock agencies. Of course the most important ones are amongst them, such as iStockphoto, Dreamstime, Shutterstock, Fotolia and 123rf.

At the moment, the app is available for iOS, only. But its developer Paul Pirosca confirmed that it’ll be offered for Android, soon. Work is still in progress, there.

How to use MicroStockr app

I bought this app right away,when it was released and it must admit i use it every day. Disclaimer: With this App you will check your earnings everywhere and anytime – beware of your girlfriend. The app’s usability is very comfortable, the user interface being clearly arranged.

Please find some screenshots below. The dashboard shows the photographers’ earnings per agency. Additionally, a small bubble above them indicates the daily proportion. Right down at the bottom you can find the total earnings of your photo sales with all these microstock agencies.

Which pictures did I sell?

Of course I can answer this question with the MicroStockr app. Simply go to the respective agency profile and you’ll get an overview of your latest sales and earnings. In this case, you get the Dreamstime sales.

What happens to my credentials?

For most photographers, their microstock agency credentials are almost as “holy” as the ones for their online banking. Concerning the safety of the login procedure, software developer Paul Pirosca states that the app connects directly to the photo agencies using scraping and agency APIs.

Win 1 of 3 MicroStockr licences.
Please read below how to participate.

Your encrypted login credentials will be only on your iOS device. He don’t save your login data on any external server or service.

At least, that’s save enough for me. Furthermore Mr Pirosca also uses the app for tracking his own photo sales. But let’s ask him directly.

Interview with MicroStockr developer Paul Pirosca

Hello Paul, please tell us why you did develop the MicroStockr App.

Paul

I am a contributor to the sites that you see in the application so I needed a tool to track down my sales and not to login every time when I want to check stats to each site.

Where do you come from?

I am from Romania.

Do you live from your microstock earnings?

I am a stock photographer (Dreamstime Portfolio), but this is not my main job. I’m a project manager to a software company where we build software in a lot of different technologies. This little app was my personal challenge.

Tell us something about the safety of your App.

The application is communicating with agencies just like a web browser and tracks down relevant information. We use API for the agencies that provide them.

Thank you for this little interview. Much success with your app!

Thank you Amos.

Which photo agencies are supported? 

Update 1.2 Microstockr Version (new agencies added):

  • Pixmac
  • Photaki
  • Stockfresh

Update – new Agencies Included as In-App Purchase

  • Pond5 (In App Purchase for 0,89) 
  • Veer (In App Purchase for 0,89)

How to get it

Screenshots of Microstockr

The pros:

  • All your photo agency sales at a glance
  • One app for everything
  • Safe, encrypted data transfer
  • Cheap app for Apple users (Android upcoming)

The cons:

  • Not for free
  • Data scan appears a bit slow

Download Microstockr:

Microstockr (AppStore Link) Microstockr
Developer: Paul Pirosca
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download

Win 1 of 3 MicroStockr licences

Simply leave a comment with these info:

  1. Which operating system does your smartphone use? (e.g. iOS, Android, …)
  2. Which agencies should be supported by MicroStockr?
  3. Why do YOU need this app?

For participating all these info have to be included in your comment. The 3 winners will be identified via random.org on September 30, 2012. Good luck!

 

About the author

I am a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. I focus in providing knowledge and solutions for buyers, contributors and agencies, aiming at contributing to the growth and development of the industry. I am the founder and editor of Stock Photo Press, one of the largest networks of online magazines in the industry. I am the founder of Microstock Expo, the only conference dedicated to the microstock segment. I created several software solutions in stock photography, like the PixelRockstar WordPress Plugin. Plus I am a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage, and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. I am passionate about technology, marketing and visual imagery.

 
  • Duke

    Hi,

    I really like the app! While I have also an ipad,
    1. my nexus smartphone comes with android,
    2. as shutterstock and istockphoto and fotolia are supported, all my favourites are already included,
    3. I need the app coz I want to save time, too (just as Paul) when checking stats regularly

    • Amos Struck

      Hi Duke, thanks for your comment. As you are the only commenter, will send you a free licence for the Microstockr App via E-Mail now! Have fun with it!

      Amos

  • Valera

    Hi!
    Want to try this app.
    But cannot find the answer on google,
    Is this app better then used by me Photosales?

    • Amos Struck

      Thanks for your comment – i will forward it to the programer.

  • shimon

    nice app, i’ll be happy it in order to try the app on android