Let’s say you are at a party and start snapping away. You are bound to miss some pics. Or if you are at a concert and take only pics only from where you are seated, your collection would be limited.
Now what if 10-20 of your friends took and shared the pics from the same occasion? You would have quite a collection of pics to share and view. That?s just the concept for Color, the app that lets you share pics with people that are around you.
Color uses your phone?s location and posts pictures you take along with comments and sends them as a ?feed? to others around you so that then can view, like, and comment on. You can also share the photos via Twitter, Facebook, Email, and sms.
This app had quite a shaky start but after some revamping it looks like its up and running.
In theory, I think it?s a pretty good idea if you enjoy snapping pics on your iphone. In practice, I would be freaking careful about letting kids use them in case some perverts decide to have an open house and sends pictures of his/her body to be view by those around. I didn?t see anything to help me block nor manage the contacts so these dangers are a great possibility.
Color also has some quirky user-interface that I don?t understand. The interface buttons are arranged by:
(1) Nearby ? to see pics taken nearby
(2) Feeds ? To see Feeds of Pictures taken
(3) History ? History of all feeds received
(4) Inbox ? Messages from people nearby
The first 3 features I found to be redundant as they replicated functions.
Anyway, I believe this App has quite a long way to go. It is a great idea and with a reported $41 million dollars raised in funding, they certainly have the ammo to get things right. Let’s hope they find their version of Mark Zuckerberg (or Mini Mark) to fix things and get this off the ground.