Remember Prisma? Yes, the photo editing application that went exceedingly viral on social media through its artistic filters. The app, although recently, hasn’t been received much usage from people mostly because users eventually got bored or maybe due to Prisma’s painfully slow servers. Fortunately, the developers are listening and have provided a remedy for at least the latter shortcoming. A new update for Prisma is rolling out for iOS that add offline support meaning you don’t need to rely on your connection anymore.

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Prisma version 2.4 is now available for iPhone and iPad owners out there and will allow converting photos into artworks via its apt algorithms without an internet connection. The change directly improves performance, however, it does make me wonder how the artificially intelligent functions are working without requesting the servers. Commenting on that thought, Prisma elaborated to The Verge that they’ve directly now implemented neural networks on smartphones itself eliminating the need for server contact at all. You do need to fire it up once if you require filters’ default thumbnails to load. Everything else, though, is identical with no new additions whatsoever.

Furthermore, Prisma also stated regarding what’s next for those idle servers they host. The team mentioned that they are now focusing on bringing video effects in future updates which will obviously require a significant effort from the databases. For the Android folks getting all agitated, offline ability will be heading to your phones soon enough. Prisma definitely needs to constantly pushing their platform for maintaining the huge user base containing Millions of photo enthusiasts they’re serving now. Bringing in video features will absolutely assist them in luring more audience, although, they need to take care of server overload especially in the case of videos. So go ahead and give the new update a try as it is live now on Apple’s App Store.


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Shubham is based out of Ahmedabad, India and is studying to be a Computer Engineer, while specializing in mobile applications. He loves covering what's new in the smartphone space and aims to make it his primary profession some day.