What does Pic-a-POD do?
Pic-a-POD searches various sites for their Picture Of the Day (POD) and displays a thumbnail and caption for each one. Selecting one of these thumbnails will show you a larger version of the POD as well as more informative text.
To get back to the thumbnails, tap the PODs button in the top left. On an iPad in landscape mode, the thumbnails will always be visible on the left.
Pic-a-POD is available for iPhone (all sizes), iPos Touch and iPad.
How to select the PODs you want Pic-a-POD to show:
Sites that you have already selected will show the thumbnail and a red Delete button. Sites that you have already de-selected will show a question mark instead of a thumbnail and they will have a green Add button.
Use these Add & Delete buttons to configure the POD sources as you prefer.
When you have finished, tap the Done button to hide the Add & Delete buttons and save your choices.
Using PODs for your wallpaper:
iOS allows you to choose 2 different wallpapers – one for the Lock screen and one for the Home screen that appears behind all your app icons. However Apple does not allow third-party apps to set these wallpapers directly, so you have to save the pics you want to your Camera Roll and then use the Settings app to put them in place.
In Pic-a-POD, if you see a pic that you want to save, tap the Camera button in the bottom left. This will save the POD to your Camera Roll (or Saved Photos if your device has no camera). You will then be shown a dialog offering to take you to the relevant section of the Settings app to use this pic as wallpaper.
For more detailed instructions on setting wallpaper, follow one of these links:
When running under iOS 6, Pic-a-POD provides the standard interface for sharing any PODs you like. The options shown will vary according to your location and the accounts you have configured.
If you are using iOS 5, you will be able to share using Facebook, Twitter or email through buttons on the toolbar.
All sharing options include a link to the original web page so the owners of the pics can be fully credited. To see this web page, tap the magnifier icon at the bottom right of the tool bar.
Pic-a-POD supports the standard iOS swipe gestures. When looking at the list of thumbnails, a sideways swipe will bring up the Delete button so you can de-select a particular source. This can always be reversed by tapping Edit.
When looking at a large pic, swiping from side to side will cycle through the pics of the day. When a large pic is downloading, you can tap Cancel if it is too large or taking too long for your current connection. Swiping to another pic will also cancel the download.
When looking at web pages, swiping allows you to move backwards or forwards. Swiping back from the first page will take you back to the Pic-a-POD display.
Unlike Pic-a-POD for Mac, Pic-a-POD for iOS does not allow you to select a date for the displayed PODs. Pic-a-POD for iOS will display the latest available pics for each source and this will be refreshed whenever the app is opened or becomes active. If you want to refresh the pics manually, pull down on the list of thumbnails and release to refresh.
If you are having any problems with Pic-a-POD, or if you have any suggested POD sites or feature requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pic-a-POD for Mac:
Pic-a-POD for Mac is a more powerful application that also allows getting pics for a selected date and can change your desktop automatically on a schedule that you choose.
Due to Apple’s review processes, I was unable to charge for Pic-a-POD for iOS so if you would like to support this app, please consider buying Pic-a-POD for Mac through the Mac App Store.
For Mac support, go to the Mac support page.