It’s a May Miracle! The “Kelby Training Online” App is finally (finally!) Here!

The wait it over! (Yay!) Nobody is more surprised (or happy) than I, but yes—it’s finally here—the Kelby Training Online app, for iPad AND iPhone, is now available for FREE in the App Store. Oh happy freakin’ day!!! Here’s the link.

Here’s the full screen view with Matty K on screen. I purposely chose a capture where his mouth was frozen open like that. He gets a kick out of it when I capture him at precise moments like this. :)

Here’s a look at the Portrait orientation view. That’s Joe McNally gesturing to what he would call a “Luminous Light Source.”

I am so excited (relieved) that’s it’s finally here. It actually came out late last night, I was already getting emails from people who are already using and totally loving it! My thanks to iPad developer (and App book author) Shawn Welch for his fantastic work on the App, along with our own in-house team who worked so hard to get this App up and running, including Kleber Stephenson, Erik Kuna, Paul Wilder, Dave Moser, Matt Kloskowski, RC Concepcion, Brad Moore, and Tommy Maloney.

Did I mention the Kelby Training Online iPad app is here now? I did? Well…whoo hoo!!! :)

      1. Ken probably fell asleep, like I did, waiting for the post to go up. And I knew it would be about the app (saw it on Twitter a few hours ago). Off to bed for me…… :)


      2. I fell asleep, didn’t think anything big would happen! This IS CAKB news!

  1. I just installed it — and it’s great! Thanks guys for bringing it to iPad!

    Just a note: I was not able to install it directly from my iPad’s Store. I had to go to the iTunes Store on my desktop, “purchase” it (it’s a free app), and then Sync with my iPad. Seemed like a convoluted process, but it’s the results that count.

    Great app!

  2. Very CAKB, indeed! One less question that we’ll see on your blog from now on! Kudos to Shawn Welch for making it happen. Doesn’t that guy have a book out? 8)

    Have a great weekend, Scott!!


  3. OK – being critical here – where’s the favourites tab?? I quite often put techniques that I want to use – but use infrequently enough to forget the details – in my favourites. Having them on the ipad (especially McNally’s lighting ones) would be excellent when you’re out and about…

  4. Great, now I have to buy an iPad …

    However would love to see two aditional features PLEASE !!!!

    1) The ability to create a ‘to watch list’ so that I can make videos that I want to want at a later time.

    2) My favorites – needs to be better than the online version. I want to be able to add a chapter to my favorites and while watching it easily navigate to the other chapters in the session. I also want the ability to add either a chapter OR a link to the start of the session to my favorites.

  5. Hey Scott,

    A couple of suggestions as well:

    1. the categories section in portrait mode seems too small and kinda overlaps the chapters when you select a course. but it works fine in landscape mode :)

    2. ability to view offline (maybe something in the future); would help if there is no internet connection and you want to view the lessons


    1. I completely agree with the offline viewing. That option is what had me excited about the app in the first place. Looking forward to when that update is released!

  6. WHAT?? You mean I have to have a iPad or iPhone (both from APPLE) to use this!?!?!?

    Great work guys! Congrats! Lots of hard work went into this!!

  7. Well I think Friday 13th has been kind to us all with the release of this app – nothing unlucky in that! :-)

    Great work and many thanks to all involved in getting it to fruition. It works a treat on my iPhone and now I have the raison d’être for buying an iPad!

  8. Dear Scott,
    congratulations! We were all waiting for this, finally it’s here!
    Thanks you and the Developers for this amazing tool.

  9. I stoped reading the blog for a while and my dad told me about the app in the context of: Its a bit like my iPhone to-do list, it’s planed for sometime between tomorrow and the day I (or my iPhone) dies.

  10. THANK YOU!

    This is great news. I travel all the time. Now I can maximize my use of the training videos on my flights and in all the hotels with slow Internet access!

    1. Scott,
      I thought that this app was supposed to be able to download video for viewing when not on the Internet. Is this feature going to be there? Please, please add this feature.

      1. I remember that being said. Maybe it couldn’t be done right away? Although from a dev standpoint that wouldn’t be too hard. You cache the download stream to the user document directory and point the media player to that new url.

  11. Awesome work! Shawn is going to need a liver transplant by the time everyone finishes buying him the rounds he has earned with this! ;-)

    And I love the fact I can play the videos on my Apple TV, meaning I can watch on the big screen. Wait, Frank Doorhof on the big screen. Hmm….

  12. Yeah!!!!! This is the best news I’ve heard all week! Great job by all of you at Kelby training. You guys continue to add tremendous value and make an incredibly positive impact on the photographic community! I will use this app daily.

    1. Shawn – any chance we’ll see downloading for offline viewing in a later update or a favorites tab? I believe these were features mentioned to be part of the app last fall. Or were they scrapped for good?

      App looks great!….thanks

  13. OMG!!! Finally!!! I can’t tell you how much i waited for this day! Thank you thank you!

    P.s. Please add Montreal, Qc to your canadian tour!


  14. Congrats. Been waiting for this for awhile. Just downloaded and it looks great but I have no sound (and yes, my sound is on and other apps are using the speakers)!

    Anybody else having this problem? If so, is there a solution?

    1. For anyone with the same problem, I found the solution. The mute switch’s functionality on the side of the iPad can be set to lock orientation. If the switch is set to orientation lock, some apps won’t play the sound. I turned the switch’s functionality back to mute and I now have sound but obviously can’t lock my orientation. Just for kicks, I turned the orientation lock back on and something really weird happened. The orientation lock and the sound now works. Don’t understand why but if anyone else is having the problem I had, try it.

  15. This is like Christmas come early, plus colored eggs, easter bunny, birthday parties and some random unexpected <> championship victory all rolled up into a complete run-on sentence like this one awesomeness!

  16. Downloaded this last night directly to my iPhone and iPad. Wife was surprised by the loud squeal I made at 12pm when I saw the app available. I’m loving this app so far!

  17. I had to be one of the first to download yesterday. Iwas on Facebook when the notice came up. I IMMEDIATELY downloaded and starting using it. This is exactly what I needed. Thanks a bunch Kelby development team. Two thumbs up!

  18. You have made my day. Decided I wasn’t renewing until the app came out… Well, the app is out and I’m renewed! Looks great (just watched 30 minutes of the brilliant Dave Cuerdon). On that note, I have to say that this could be the biggest/bestest thing to happen to kelbytraining… As the two were just meant for each other.

  19. Just downloaded the new APP, Scott, and it works beautifully. Just watched one of Matt’s tutorials. Great stuff and congratulations on achieving another product.


  20. Nicely done! The UI is somewhat different though. But given the ridicules AT&T data plan charges (especially when traveling abroad) it would be really great to have an offline mode. Would love to watch some of the stuff on a long flight.

  21. Great! Now can we please have one for Android? Sure, it plays directly from the web-site, but the navigation between lessons doesn’t work on a droid.

    Please don’t shoot the messanger.

    1. I second that. For those of us who don’t have an iPad but went with the Playbook, any chance of seeing it on our platform of choice?

  22. Yay! I actually bought an iPad this week and it’s so happy that it has the Kelby App as one of it’s first apps. I downloaded last night around 9pm and have already seen several movies. Scott your 7 Point System was one of the first! Congrats to the entire App team…I know they worked long and hard.

    If we have feedback or suggestions, where should we send them?

  23. Hey, how about a bonus for us NAPP members? That the free monthly KT class for NAPP members be available through this app, too?

    Woohoo! Glad to see the app arrive. :)

      1. Scott, I spend most of my time in hotels where high speed Internet makes me wish for dial up. That’s the biggest reason I don’t subscribe to your training.

  24. Wonder! Been waiting since last July when I got my IPad. The wife and daughters say I spend too much time on the IPad now…..boy, are they in for a treat. No daddy, no more.

    Thanks guys!

  25. Scott,

    In a manly way, I LOVE YOU! (said with tears in my eyes). Just love you. When we see each other, I will need to give you a big hug (in a manly way).

    Now with joking aside, here is why: I don’t always have my Macbook with me. Sometimes yes, sometimes no; And I may not have wi-fi connection. But I almost always have my iPad with me; And that makes it so easy for me. You may laugh, but now I can take my iPad with me to bed and continue to learn.

    I truly appreciate the effort. You just made a fan a bigger fan of yours.

  26. This has been so worth the wait; AWESOME APP!!!

    Kelby Training videos on my iPad, on my iPhone and now on my Apple TV!!!

    Layout, content, quality the whole package…this is seriously good and what’s more it’s streaming faultlessly even on 3G let alone on wireless!

    Kudos to the team that worked so hard getting this to the standard it is on release day; awesome!!!


    1. Hi Glyn, read your post..can’t seem to access video portion of Kelby Training on my Apple TV…only the sound … any help truly appreciated…thanks

    1. Same here. Verizon’s iPhone 4 most recent update is 4.2.8, but has the same fixes as the AT&T update. I was really looking forward to this.

      1. Not problems on my iPad2 but my Verizon iphone has the same thing. It’s updated to 4.2.8 but won’t download.
        But I have the iPad so I’m happy! :)

  27. You know what would be neat? A bookmark so I can pick up where I left off no matter which device I’m using to view.
    Thanks for a really useful app. I’ve really gotten my $$ worth from Kelby Training. It’s even more of a bargain now!

  28. First, I really like this app. It works well and looks good.

    I thought though that a design goal was to enable you to download a lesson for when wifi wasn’t available?

    Also, what’s with the “hundreds of instructors thousands of lessons” BS. This is a good app and the training is great – no need for that.

  29. Fantastic!! Thank you, will down load to my iPhone. Brilliant.
    What next – live streaming from Photoshop World?
    Keep up the good work.


  30. Scott, I love you too (in a manly way)!!! Downloaded and ready to take my iPad to bed for some more learning. Now, all I want for Christmas is downloading videos for offline viewing – puuuullllleeeeeaaaaaasssssseeeeee :-)

    Great job team and thank you so much.

  31. Just tried it! I feel like it’s Christmas in May. Me and my iPad are dancing the Dougie dance in the middle of the floor. You guys are great.

  32. Been watching videos this evening on my iPad (Jeromy Cowart rocks)! Very pkeased with how well it works. Thanks or seeing this one through to completion. So glad it has arrived before my upcoming trip so i can find a productive use of my travel time!

  33. Scott,
    Very nice, here is my wish list for the first update.
    Have the “Tab” or “Return” key move from the “Userid” to “Password” field when signing in.
    Have the videos stay sized full screen when first selected and processing through the course.
    Have the app remember where I left off, for easy return.

    I know you can never please everyone.


  34. When I try to install on my 3g says “this application requires the iPhone 4.3 Software Update” which Apple doesn’t support for the 3g. Any help from anyone in this area? (and upgrading my iPhone isn’t in the budget..)

    1. The requirements for the app in iTunes clearly state that it requires 4.3, so it looks like you (and I) are out of luck when it comes to our 3G’s. Oh well.

  35. Updated my subscription today but when trying to login I get “Unable to Login…Your Online Training Subscription is not active”.

    Works fine on laptop. Any ideas??

  36. This is great and something I’ve been waiting for since I bought my kelbytraining subscription, but I thought when you mentioned this before it was going to have off-line viewing? Is that still in the works? Or if it’s in there how do I find it?

    Thanks this new addition though will make my subscription that much more useful (though the OFV would help A LOT more for keep up on stuff at lunch when I don’t have internet).

  37. Hi, Kelby Training….. (Scott)…
    thank you, so very very very much indeed…!!!

    Now… my I-Pad & I-Phone turn into a beautiful swan of teach… on the road… ;-)

    Who said… whoo hoo!!!
    Mee Too… !!!

    (Copenhagen-Denmark) ;-)

  38. Please update and allow Verizon users to have the app. (iOS 4.2.8) I was so excited to see this and then very disappointed when it would not run on my Verizon iPhone.

  39. Hey guys your Shows are practical brilliance!! The clear answers, the choice of topics, and the knowledge of your guests are creating some of the greatest resources today…

    Thank you for your brilliance
    Ron Pollard

  40. Any thoughts on when an update to the app might be forthcoming? It works fine, so save it until the snafu’s are worked out. You don’t need the headaches like the Light It magazine app have presented. Love the magazine, I just wish it played nicer with Apple and worked seemlessly on the IPad. The Kelby app gets the job done, just seems dated relative to your other offerings- but I love the content.

  41. Scott I know apple isn’t paying you guys, but they should be… I did not want to buy an ipad, but I guess I will have to since I love my kelby training classes so much..  I don’t know how many times I’ve just been waiting somewhere and thought “I could be learning something while I wait”  .

  42. great stuff!!! really I’m enjoying this app + all trainings.
    I’m just on and off planes for works I would as many have requested before me really like to be able to tag courses for offline viewing so I can catch up on some courses while I’m up there… :)

    keep up the great content! loving it!


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