After months of development, we recently lauched our new app, Popkick – a funky Pop Art Camera for iOS, and have been excitedly and nervously awaiting the response, wondering whether we could build the kind of buzz we created in the past for our other app, Parkbud – a parking and travel guide for drivers. Parkbud has been constantly featured in the AppStore worldwide since its launch in May 2011, featured by Apple as “App of the Week”, AppStore Rewind – Best Apps of the Year, and continually mentioned in blog and print magazines, such as Lifehacker, iPhoneWelt, MacWorld, iPhone Life, ComputerBild, and many more. But with Popkick we were entering a whole new world of photos and filtering insanity with devout iphoneographers and fierce competition, as well as launching at a non-ideal time of year for a bright, colorful photo app. We weren’t sure we could create the same buzz again. Just like Parkbud, Popkick was not the first of its kind in its category, but like Parkbud at its launch, it feels fresh and new, taking a more artistic approach to photo editing than merely applying faded filters and overlaying text. After months of development, we launched our baby a couple weeks ago. With fingers crossed and eyes closed, we’ve been waiting for the response. To our delight, what we did seems to be working. This week Popkick is featured around the world by Apple in the Best New Apps (Photo & Video) and Fun with Filters categories. We’ve watched Popkick climb the charts and #popkickapp photos fill the Instagram ecosystem. Time will tell if it has the same success as Parkbud, but so far so good. We hope this is just the beginning of Popkick’s rise and look forward to improving and getting even more creative with it. Regardless of Popkick’s future, developing Popkick has already given back to us, by giving us the chance to tap into our creative side again and bringing the fun back into designing and developing apps. View Popkick in iTunes here.