Fantasia Painter, an excellent photo editing app for Windows Phone that we reviewed nearly two years ago, will continue development after its main creator took a long hiatus from the app.
Both the free and paid versions of Fantasia Painter have not been updated since January 2013, but in a Facebook post this week, its creator stated:
"After some serious family/health issues, more than 9 months of no posting, and life changing events, I'm happy to be posting again and working again! Good news: our long-term team grew to 2 people, which is twice as much as before! Apologies for months of no posting. Just saying hi and explaining that I am still very invested in Fantasia Painter. Glad to be back! "
He also mentions that the app has been downloaded five million times on Windows Phone since it launched. In a timeline posted on Trello, the next version of Fantasia Painter, with the version number of 3.7, is scheduled to be released on November 9. There are also plans to launch a Windows 8 version of the app in April 2015.
What do you think of Fantasia Painter finally getting a new version in the near future? Thanks to NIST for the tip!