Beta testers, Photon 2 needs you!

:wave: Clément here, co-founder of Photon

You might not know me, I’m crazy about lighting and we launch Photon (2017) without to knowing what to expect… and surprise!… you are now over 10,000 with Photon on your iPads! Many of you are asking us for tons of cool new features and more devices to control with your finger. The problem: Photon needs to be redesigned.

:thinking: The problem

There are dozens of tools to help you manage your lights, however, these tools are often ugly and not very user friendly.
Photon had work to do to heat up the dancefloor! Some instability issues were to be fixed in order to avoid making everyone fall into the dark…
Therefore, we had the challenge of preparing the future and the brand new foundations : a convenient and customizable interface.
After hours and hours of thinking, mock-ups and testing, we need you to make this app your app!

:hammer_and_wrench: The solution… work hard to introduce you Photon 2 !


  • Presets are the basis for creating and recording beautiful atmospheres for your show. Photon 2 will allow you to create both for all of your groups (capture the complete scene) but also for very precise properties such as only for the positions (tilt / pan) of your lights. @MDSurveyor now there are Presets on Show Page :partying_face:
  • Are you a Sunlite follower or for luckiests among you a GrandMa user ? You will definitely love to create your own interface and turn your iPad into a real elegant personalized lighting control platform? On Photon 2, the lights mixing dashboard is actually crazy, you have to try it :exploding_head:

  • Live mode « on », the show must go on ! Once activated, your iPad is safe and the interface elements are locked so that you cannot accidentally edit or remove them. And of course @ToreL, we haven’t forgotten you, App runing in background :smirk:

  • And with all that, plenty of other improvements were made but I won’t spoil you too much and leave you some nice surprises

:fist: I need you !

Now that we are so close to the goal we need testers, people ready to take this last step with us ! We have released a BETA and would love to hear your feedback and notice us any bugs you would find (there won’t be any :nerd_face:).

It will be thanks to you and the community that we will succeed in the making Photon 2 the best DMX app on iPad!

Contact me by PM or reply to this thread, I’ll give you an early access to Photon 2 :heart:

Thank you and let me know what you think!


I was really looking forward to an update of Photon, this application is great, few iOS applications allow control of DMX fixtures or they are not design or intuitive. However, there are still so many new features that could make Photon as professional as some PC or MacOS apps.
I can’t wait to test this new version.

Many thanks to the developers for all the time invested :heart:

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Thank you @eliot_wbr and welcome on the Photon community !
We do our best, I hope you will enjoy this new version, Photon is becoming more and more professional.
Send me your email address (you used on your iPad) by private message and I will explain you how to obtain the early access for beta testing :star_struck: