Fast camera actions, part 2

fastcameraversion2Update: This app is now available for your iPhone on the App Store. Thanks, Mikkel

It seems people out there agree that it should be just as fast taking action on photos as it is taking them. The most common ideas were “what if I want to share with someone who’s not there”, and “this could work for adding the photo to apps like Reminders, Evernote and Instagram” from Carsten. The most tangible feedback came from Mikkel who simply built it for iOS and sent me a beta invite. The power of the internet right there. Anyway, I updated the mock.

 

Sharing photos should be faster, part 1

Sharing photos should be faster

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The default way of sharing photos today is kind of slow: Open the camera, take a photo, open that photo, click the share button, type the name of a recipient, hit send. I find that I typically share photos with 4-5 people, but that’s it 95% of the time. Why do I have to type out their names?

I’d like an app that lets me share a photo in the same movement as taking the photo. It could be as simple as this; tap anywhere in the viewfinder to take the photo, then drag the photo onto a contact.

An app that lets you share photos of songs

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Instagram lets your friends see what you see. Foursquare lets them be where you are. Pinterest lets them bookmark what you bookmark. But what about when you find yourself having lunch looking over the bay and Otis Redding comes on? Or you walk into a cafe that plays Just Dropped In? Or you put on a hat and blast Willie Nelson out?

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It would be fun having an app that lets you not only share what you see, but also, you guessed it, which song you hear. And not in a bootleg-ambient-noise sound quality mess kind of way. Full quality. It would recognize the music with a technique similar to Shazam and find a version online, maybe using Spotify, Rdio or Hype Machine.

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Users of the app would then be able to use the stream as a mixtape of carefully hand picked songs.