Prisma for Android is finally out. With friends on iOS already having a great time with the app, my Facebook and Instagram feeds were full of Prisma filtered pictures. That’s why Android users jumped at the chance to transform their pictures too into art, as the app claims. Naturally, many of us Android users downloaded Prisma first thing the day it was rolled out for Android. However, things didn’t turn out as expected. No, it’s not that the filters weren’t up to it, the Prisma experience seems to have been clogged by the sheer number of users the OS brought in.
In fact, for the users who had already planned which photos to edit on it and where all to post those, the list just kept getting longer and a lot of those pictures remained unedited. That’s because Prisma for Android, or even iOS, doesn’t seem to be working quite smoothly. In fact, eight out of 10 times that we tried, Prisma shows a message saying the app is over capacity. “There are too many people using Prisma right now. Please wait a moment and try again later,” says the message.
Many users across the world have taken to Twitter to share their experience with Prisma. “Startup problems. Too many of us putting our pics through art filters @PrismaAI #prisma over capacity,” said one of the users who goes by the name @agoldfisher on Twitter.
Prisma is one of the most popular apps right now. Just within days of its launch, it topped iOS app charts. The app had over 1 million users even when it was only unveiled for iOS users about a month ago. Now, that it has been rolled out for Android, the number are expected to only grow, thanks to its artistic filters. The app turns photos into art, something that differentiates it from the rest of photo-editing apps out there. It relies on Artificial Intelligence and neutral networks to transform pictures. Here’s a look at tweets of some users who faced issues with Prisma app:
Prisma problems already stealing the spotlight pic.twitter.com/dK6uyyRTI4
— Siddharth Panda (@realslimsiddy) July 25, 2016
— Mohana (@mohana1) July 25, 2016
— Anssi Grekula (@grekulanssi) July 11, 2016
— Alastair Goldfisher (@agoldfisher) July 16, 2016
— Nicole Cozma (@c0z) July 26, 2016
— Tonmoy Goswami (@7ONMOY) July 25, 2016
We only hope Prisma decides to address the problem soon. Looking at its popularity, we don’t think people are going to get bored of the Prisma filters anytime soon.