- Easy to use, easy setup for small events, very nice and intuitive GUI with a few caveats, mainly templates
- Relatively inexpensive if you have an iPad, DSLR, and a printer laying around. Price of the app is also a lot cheaper than competitors.
- iPad requiring everything to be over WiFi - I had a large corporate event that was actually in the same venue as a k-pop concert. The wifi I was using could not hold a steady connect, the signal was very weak from I assume all the other devices in the area. Because of this, I am hesitant to take this to other large events or conferences. If you are just using the iPad on its own with no dslr or printer then it should be OK... however, quality is king! if you aren't using a DSLR and proper lighting, you are not getting the full potential with your photo booth. I know the WiFi thing is a limitation with iPads so I am not sure what could be done about this. Admittedly, Wifibooth has a come a long way in a year. My connection to my camera has been way better with every update. At my last event, I did have to restart my iPad to get it to connect to my camera once.. but other than that, the issues seem minor for small/medium events. I am still hesitant to try it with a really large event
- Templates are difficult to do. Since you have to setup the templates within the app using various 'percents' of borders, it is really hard to create templates. Luckily, I do graphic design as a profession so I was able to maneuver this with various transparent logos and overlays... but don't expect to be able to purchase templates online as they won't work with Wifibooth. Lastly, not being able to select exactly where you want photos to be on your template gets stale after a while. If you notice most of my events are 3 photos in a straight boxy grid. You could do full screen overlays (like my last photo), but you run into problems when folks select more photos that intended in the gallery screen. A way to limit the amount of photos you could add to a new collage would be helpful - The developer really needs to focus on making it easy for users to create custom templates, even better if you are able to create it on a computer and/or compatible with other popular templates available for purchase
Recently I've found myself at a crossroad with Wifibooth. Because of the events I have scheduled in the future I was looking into upgrading my iPad to a larger/newer one . I also recently upgraded my old canon airprint printer with a DNP, causing me to have to buy a WPS Pro to connect it. Because of these, I've decided to move on to a PC based photo booth. I could buy a larger Surface Pro tablet for half the price of a new iPad that will allow me to hard wire the camera and the printer directly (reliability), and I can also return the WPS Pro saving me an additional $250. I'll also be able to save a lot of time trying to create custom templates just for Wifibooth, i'll be able to offer pre-made templates to my clients in the future, saving me a bunch of time.
Happy to answer any questions.
- iPad Pro 10.5
- Canon 70D
- DNP RX100HS - recent purchase
- DNP WPS Pro - recent purchase
- Godox V860ii, Godox softbox
First time using Wifibooth - just a simple logo, using mostly the default template settings.
A few other highlights throughout the year