Check out the Kuler app

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One of the most interesting surprises at this years MAX was the new Kuler mobile app. Kuler has been around for a few years now and but I tend to forget how darn cool it is.

The mobile application demoed at MAX was pretty sweet. You essentially just point your phone at - well anything - and it will detect prominent colors in real time. (It also works with stills from your camera.) Here is a video of it - although a rather short one:

I created my own video from my hotel room, which, to be honest, I didn't notice was so tan and brown until I ran the app. :)

Once you find a set of colors you like you can capture and save them as well as share them with others. If you sync your color themes with the Kuler web site you can them use them in other apps like Illustrator. Here is my theme (I think I should call it Marriott Brown) up on the Kuler site:

Actually, I decided to go ahead and rename this and make it public. So now the rest of the world can enjoy Marriott Brown: https://kuler.adobe.com/Marriott-Brown-color-theme-2476536/

Depending on when you read this blog entry the app may not show up in the App Store via a simple search, so try this link if you have any trouble.

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Shawn posted on 5/30/2013 at 8:04 PM

It's disappointing that this app isn't available on Android.

May 23,2013 - "We understand there are many Android phone users who may find an app like the Kuler iPhone app useful and we'll monitor demand for that over time."

That doesn't seem especially promising either.

Comment 2 by Raymond Camden posted on 5/30/2013 at 8:17 PM

I'd maybe consider starting a thread at the forum: http://forums.adobe.com/com....

If enough folks show interest there it may be spur the development.

Comment 3 by MikeZ posted on 5/31/2013 at 12:43 AM

Those who don't want to wait a decade or three for Adobe to start an Android version might want to check out "Real Colors" https://play.google.com/sto... and "SwatchMatic" https://play.google.com/sto...

Comment 4 by Raymond Camden posted on 5/31/2013 at 12:56 AM

Really? A decade or three? A bit dramatic, eh?

Comment 5 by MikeZ posted on 5/31/2013 at 1:05 AM

True. Considering the speed of the CF bug tracker, centuries might be more appropriate. j/k