Looks cool, but if I want to send one photo to 10 friends I have to take the photo 10 times? What if the moment I'm capturing happens in just a few seconds? I don't know if you're really saving anyone time with that interaction.
I know people hate on it, but snapchat has a pretty good thing going in terms of picture/moment sharing.
Hey awesome questions, thanks! The idea behind this app was not to replace either your camera app or your messenger app, so for any of those cases you mentioned i would simply use camera and then share image to multiple friends.
The idea behind this was that there are certain use cases when you simply know you just want to send a picture to someone, and thats why you are taking it.
So the question i tried to answer with this prototype was - when does a certain use case become so frequent that it requires an app of its own. Perhaps this is the biggest questions of them all, since we can see all of the big guys growing slowly out of the app size and having additional apps for different use cases and needs.
Check out this App i made in two years ago
You might get inspired.
And, Bolt by Instagram:
When I first saw this it reminds me of Bolt by Instagram. Also what if a person has 4000 Facebook friends?? How do you select whom to send to? But I like the author showing the thinking process though.
Bolt will let you choose which are favourites from 4000 friends when you setting up at the first time.
Ever used Snapchat? It's pretty darn easy and fast to send a photo to a friend.
Quick observation: 1) What if my friends doens't have an avatar? How can you tell who is who? 2) What if your photo has similar blue tone color like your activity indicator? How can you tell what's going on?
p.s. Facebook is actually working on a new dedicated camera app as far as I know so you might be able see how much wrong you were with your thesis.
I'm not the author (hopefully he'll see this and provide you with a better reply) – but I don't think the point was to build a perfect photo sharing app. It's an UX exercise that documents the design thinking and process from its planning stage, through mockups and finally building a prototype. That's why I thought it is worth sharing.
(BTW, I think the issues you mentioned are really minor and easily solvable.)
They might be small and minor, however it shows big lack of experience.
No, it does not, really. Edge cases like the ones you mentioned are not too important for this kind of an exercise. But I'll stop playing devil's advocate now.
However, your posts here show a big lack of common sense.
Thing is none of my friends are on Snapchat, but all of my friends are on Facebook.
Nice concept – sort of like the Facebook Camera app they released and subsequently nixed four years ago: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/facebook-camera-app-for-iphone/
Although apparently they're considering the idea again, so it'll be interesting to see if it has a different spin this time…
But reading your process was interesting!