7+ Basic Android Apps for Mobile Reporting by Mojo-Trainer Bernhard Lill

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Bernhard Lill

Journalist and Mojo Trainer

Worldwide, 80 percent of all the mobile devices are running on Android and more and more developers realize the potential of this operating system. The following apps have proven very useful for Android Mojo.


Camera FV-5

Camera FV-5 gives photographers more manual control than most native apps: you can set for instance the white balance, different focus modes, ISO, exposure compensation.


Cinema FV-5

Cinema FV-5 has been designed by the same developer, is great for shooting video and offers similar manual control. If you work for TV stations the app allows you to set the frame rate to 25 fps.


Field Recorder

Field Recorder is one of the best apps to capture sound. It can be used out of the box, but the various settings will also satisfy more experienced journalists. If you have to do basic editing on the go, download Recforge II. The free version interrupts mp3-recordings after three minutes, but there’s no limit for wav. files.


Kinemaster

For editing video, Kinemaster is the best app in Google’s Playstore. The team around Matthew Feinberg updates the app regularly. However, you can only rent the app (one month costs about 7,50 Euro, one year 28,50 Euro). For older devices try Videoshow by EnjoyMobi. With this free app you can edit short news clips and do a voice over afterwards.


Snapseed

Snapseed is one of the most versatile photo editors. It comes with an abundance of filters, but you can also set light, contrast, etc. – and it’s for free.


Legend

Legend is a cool app for visual storytelling as you can combine images and film with animated text. You can save the result as a gif or a video.


Storehouse

If you want to publish your story on the go, I recommend Storehouse. This app helps you arrange text, photos and videos as a multimedia reportage.

Check this link for more Android Mojo Apps.

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