iPhotoSpotz is a location-aware iOS app that lets users take their own officially branded souvenir photos at tourist destinations.
iPhotoSpotz - The Souvenir Photo App
iPhotoSpotz was inspired by the large collection of souvenir photographs of my family that graces one wall of my office. I am referring to the sort of photos that are usually taken by a staff photographer at a special event, zoo, aquarium, museum, cruise, theme park or other tourist destination and later purchased at some type of kiosk with dates, logos, mascot characters and/or other graphics superimposed.
I have always been a sucker for these sorts of things! Bright, colorful, kitschy mementos that could only be obtained by visiting the destinations that they represent. Even if you didn't have a camera on hand to take a picture yourself, one of these photos would let you preserve a record of your visit for posterity.
Looking at all those photos I noticed that while there were a great many from a while back, there were relatively few recent ones and it occurred to me that the iPhones that we all carry were causing us to skip the souvenir photo opportunities in favor of snapping our own photos.
While this has obvious benefits, it does seems to be taking its toll on a particularly fun form of souvenir memorabilia. I realized that there may well come a day when I start missing those posed, kitschy and entirely unique souvenir photos.
In addition, the tourist destinations are losing out on the additional income generated by the sales of these photographic souvenirs.
Thus the idea for iPhotoSpotz was born!
In essence, iPhotoSpotz is a location-aware iOS app that lets people take their own officially branded souvenir photos at various tourist destinations.
Launching the iPhotoSpotz app on your camera-enabled iOS device presents you with a list of souvenir photo opportunities in your immediate area. These can be either official iPhotoSpotz with designs provided by the operators of the location or, potentially, unofficial community created content.
The app shows you a preview of what your souvenir photo will look like and offers suggestions as to how to pose the people in your photo for best results.
iPhotoSpotz pictures may be offered either at no charge to location visitors or, for a small fee which may be paid on the spot via in-app purchase billed to an iTunes account. Our hope is that this will provide destination operators with the opportunity to derive some income from official souvenir photos while keeping prices low for visitors by eliminating the requirement for the destination to maintain and cover costly equipment, ancillary facilities, and photography staff salaries.
We currently have a basic working version of iPhotoSpotz for iOS running on our test equipment. We are looking for Kickstarter funding in order to finalize the app design and user interface, implement the in-app purchase functionality, and expand the number of partner travel destinations that will be offering iPhotoSpotz locations when we launch in late fall/early winter.
Everyone working on the project is very excited and we sincerely hope that you see fit to get onboard and help us launch this fun and innovative app!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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