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It's a date || Francisco & Naya
Butterflies. That’s what Naya had in her stomach right now. Beautiful? Yeah, her fans called her that, but never a model. Oh God, this wasn’t like her… With a sigh, the girl made her way from her bedroom to the washroom down the hall. She glanced at the mirror before opening the drawer underneath the sink. After pulling out her makeup bag, she applied the tiniest bit of her usual products — concealer, blush, and eyeliner. Naya didn’t bother to do anything with her long hair; she would probably find a way to mess it up somehow. That’s what usually happened on set. As she walked back to her room, Naya mentally scanned her closet for dinner-appropriate dresses before actually opening the closet.
After putting on an old black dress, Naya grabbed her bag full of necessities — inside was her phone, wallet, stuff like that. She skipped over to the door of her apartment and slipped on a pair of heels, glancing at herself in the full-body mirror before grabbing a jacket and heading out the door towards her car.
As she drove, Naya couldn’t help but blast the radio and sing along to calm her nerves. She could act without a single thought, but she couldn’t go on a date without her nerves spiking up? No, she could go on a date and remain calm. Hell, she was Naya Rivera. It probably wasn’t even a date anyways… maybe. After pulling into the parking lot of the restaurant, Naya took the keys out of the ignition before putting on her jacket. She lifted the hood onto her head to try and hide her identity — hopefully nobody would recognize her. Keeping her head down, Naya started towards the door of the restaurant. She stopped at the door and waited beside it, slowly starting to hum under her breath as she waited for Francisco.
It's a date (sort of)//Max&Theo
Max blew his nose, letting out a little sigh. Of course he had to be sick on his second day there.
Or was it third? He couldn’t really keep his thoughts straight. It was nice for that cute guy to offer him soup or whatever he was bringing. The blonde shook his head. Focus your little sick brain on getting better, Maximus. He chided, knowing how bad his cousin would tease him if she found out. A blush spread across his cheeks, and Max reached up to the edge of his orange beaning, pulling it down past the tips of his ears. It suddenly occurred to him that he didn’t know the other’s name. Shoot. Max would have to get his name, so he could thank him properly. The teen figured he had nothing to worry about, because normally he had a feeling if something was off. Max pulled his stuffed horse closer to his body, letting out another sigh. A knock sounded at the door, and he pushed his glasses up his nose, vaguely wondering how the other lad got there. “Come in.” Max called, his voice hoarse.
Traditional Ads 'Suck' on iPads
These were the words of Steve Jobs when Apple launched the iAd platform a year ago.
And, may i Ad (get it?), we’re in agreement over that statement here at iSpicePhotos.
When we were discussing the concept and fleshing out the look and feel of the app, the subject of showing ads for users of the free version came up. After some thinking, we decided it was best not to go for it.
The main reason was that iSpicePhotos is all about enjoying beautiful and meaningful photos and Life Stats, and we didn’t want to ruin the experience by throwing in some random advert about printing photo albums cheaply or something of the sort.
It’s not that we’re against ads per se, and they often make sense, especially in some content-heavy sectors such as newspapers. For example, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times did well when they launched their ad-supported iPad app.
However, it’s important to understand that users have a certain mindset when reading news that is different from, say, when they’re playing a game app or viewing photos. Thus, throwing ads without proper understanding of context and the users’ perspective can put those users off.
Moreover, I believe, like Steve Jobs, that one can be more innovative with ads when it comes to a new and tactile platform like the iPad. As explained in this article, app developers can now become much more creative in terms of how to create an ad that is original and highly interactive. I’ve embedded the article’s video below for convenience:
As such, we’re happy with our decision, especially that we’re very excited about the iSpicePhotos artwork and general look and feel. We’ll be showing those very soon so stay tuned!
Don’t forget that we’re offering free apps when we release in the next few weeks! Let us know you’re interested and be the first to try it out.