Aura is a smart picture frame designed to fill your home with beautiful photos of your family and friends. Invite as many people as you like to add unlimited photos to the frame.
Use the Aura app to:
- Connect your frame to WiFi
- Choose the pictures, albums, or collections you want displayed on your frame
- Invite family members to share their photos to your frame
- Learn more about a photo, change photos, or remove a photo
Get the Aura app and Frame and relive all your favorite memories.
Thanks for using Aura! In this release we updated some help center links and fixed a minor bug that was resulting in app crashes. As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, problems, or feedback. We love hearing from you!
Ratings and Reviews
Good idea but needs some fixes
I have been helping my in-laws set this up as they got this for a gift. I set it up on their iPad. It was disappointing that there is not an iPad version of the app only an iPhone sized one. I added photos from the iPad. If it is in landscape mode it will crop the portrait photos and vice versa. It would be nice to have the option to display the full photo without having it cropped.
I sent out invites to share photos to all the kids and grandkids emails through the app. No one received any emails. I thought it may be delayed due to Christmas Day volume. After digging on their website, it turns out that you must have the app to share photos. Fine but how is anyone supposed to know that? It would be nice if they would send out an email inviting you to download the app and join.
The motion sensor on the frame is inconsistent at best to swipe the photos.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for sharing feedback about your experience with Aura! You can now add black bars to either side of the photo if it is in the opposite orientation of the frame and you would like to display the entire photo on the frame. Just tap "reposition" in the Aura app and then you can pinch your fingers to zoom out until you have the whole photo in the field of view.
We totally agree about the app's usability on an iPad and hope to release an app optimized for tablets in the near future. As soon as it's available we'll let you know.
Regarding the email notifications, that’s a great point and we do typically send an email along with the app notification, however we had an issue with our email service provider which we’ve since resolved that caused a delay in sending emails. Your family should’ve received the emails at this point so please let us know if you still haven’t.
Thank you again for your input - we really value your feedback and want to make sure you have the best possible experience using Aura.
Awesome concept, needs some serious UX work
Love the concept and the execution is perfectly functional. However, the overall workflow of the app is unintuitive and there are some misleading processes to get photos where you want them. For instance, “save” doesn’t accurately express that pressing that button will send a photo to a frame. There are redundant processes that seem to use different theories of execution. All in all, it’s pretty frustrating given its learning curve—another pass or two through UX quality control and testing would help a lot.
Other features that would really sell the app:
• Option to add a timer to photos so that they auto-delete after a certain period of time, enabling temporary pictures
• Option to tune the display algorithm to, for instance, adjust the relative frequencies of recent and older images
• Integration with iOS share menu, for easy sending to a frame from within the native photos app
• Video support (Live Photos are awesome, videos would be great, too!)
• Web app for easy access on other devices
As I opened with, I love the whole kit, and the Aura frame is lovely hardware—the app just feels like a beta release and could really stand some dedicated development time.
Shuffle or Change Photo Order
Got this for the grandparents for Christmas so that all of the family members can add photos of the grandchildren. One feature that I noticed was missing right away is the ability to change the order or shuffle the photos that have been added to a frame. Shuffling photos should be an easy addition to the app... it would really help when having multiple people add the same frame, so that one families photos are not all clumped together during the slideshow. Or it would be nice in the app to be able to drag and drop photos to rearrange the order in the collection on a particular frame.
- pushd, inc.
- 73.2 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 Pushd Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.