Hula Booth vs.


An alternative to LumaBooth

Hula Booth Pro and LumaBooth are both iPad based photo booth apps that are available for download on the iTunes App Store.

Let’s look at how they both differ.


LumaBooth and Hula Booth run similar subscription based plans. Both offer the base photo booth app, with the option to add on the Gallery hosting app at an extra cost.

Where LumaBooth stands apart from Hula Booth is its offering of attract screens, photo strips and the green screen feature (all of which are coming soon to Hula). However, Hula Booth users have the option to customize their app with white labelling, and have great storage options.

Feature Comparison

Hula Booth



Both apps run off subscription-based pricing models. LumaBooth comes in at a slightly lower price point, and like Hula is all-inclusive.

Luma offers gallery hosting through Fotoshare which does have a plan at $20 per month, but that does not offer analytics.


With Hula Gallery:

With FotoShare:


A Hula subscription allows you to use your account on unlimited devices. LumaBooth’s price is per device. Β 



Email Sharing

Both Hula and Luma allow you to share via email. With Hula, you can connect your custom SMTP server and fully customize your email, from text and subject, reply-to email address and from-name. On Luma, you can adjust your reply-to email, subject and HTML body.


SMS Sharing

Both apps offer SMS Sharing. Hula Booth allows you to connect your own SMS provider through Twilio or Messagebird, although this at the cost of the photobooth owner, it provides you with the opportunity to have your own mobile number for your business so guests can respond to messages directly. LumaBooth’s messaging is free and you can select a country code and customize the text. You can’t however add your own name or number.


Attract Screens

LumaBooth offers attract screens that are customizable with your own text, background image and colours so that the app can match the theme of an event. Hula Booth does not have this feature… yet!



Both apps allow you to upload your own overlays from your devices galleries to add to all image assets. Hula Booth also allows you to add overlays from your cloud storage provider.


Digital Props

Neither app offers digital props as a feature. However, Hula Booth plans to in the future!


Animated Overlays

Animated overlays are not available on LumaBooth but Hula currently has this in the works!


Photo Strips

Luma allows you to customize and design your own photo strip layouts, or buy premade designs off their website. Hula has photo strips coming, but there’s no set date yet.



Hula allows you to connect Dropbox or OneDrive as a cloud storage provider, connect Hula Gallery and save the images directly to your device. Aside from saving the images to the iPad, the only other storage solution for Luma is their companion app, Fotoshare.


Online Gallery

Both apps allow you to connect their partner apps (Hula Gallery and Fotoshare) for gallery hosting. Luma also has a live gallery within the app.


White Labelling

On Hula Booth, you’re able to customize your logo, app colours and almost all in-event text. Luma does not offer these white label features.



Both apps allow you to print wirelessly to an AirPrint compatible printer or to set up a printing automation process. LumaBooth also offers a free LumaBooth Assistant Desktop App to help with printing automation.


Data Capture and Analytics

Hula Booth offers full data capture and analytics, including the number of shares, email addresses and phone numbers, and the option to download an excel sheet for safe keeping. LumaBooth only offers this through the Fotoshare business plan, which is an extra $40 per month.


Camera Control

Both apps allow you to manually adjust the white balance settings to suit your event lighting conditions.


Green Screen

LumaBooth offers a feature that will replace green screens with an image of your choosing. Hula Booth has a feature coming very soon that will allow you to replace the background image without the need for a green screen.


Apps compared in April 2019.

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The lowdown

There are things Hula Booth has and things it doesn't

Hula Booth does not have

Attract ScreensComing soon
Green ScreensComing soon

But we do offer...

White labelling
Multiple storage options

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