About this project
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Be a part of mobile app history
This year, 360,000 iPhone photos will come together to form one iconic image that will last forever in the App Store, on the Internet, and on posters around the world.
We are the first of our kind - an entire generation connected by our mobile phones - and we must leave our mark with future generations. We have to let them know where and when the mobile craze all started, which is HERE and NOW!
About the app
When the revolution begins, and the app launches, it will display an empty white space at first. It will be up to mobile users like you to fill that white space with photos from your phone. When you upload a photo, it will appear as a tiny dot in the white space of your screen. Everyday, as users from around the world keep uploading photos, the number of dots will increase until a mosaic begins to form. At any time, you can pinch and zoom into the mosaic like a map, and clearly see the tiny photos that make up the larger mosaic.
Once 360,000 photos are uploaded, the mosaic will be full. And then 1 photo will be chosen from the 360,000 to be the main photo mosaic image. If you're a part of the Revolution Mosaic, then this image could be of you.
About the poster
Once the image is chosen and the photo mosaic is formed, it will be turned into a 48" by 72" mural poster that can be viewed and purchased through the app, the website, or in stores.
Here's a sample of another photo mosaic:
Why I need your help
Your pledges will go entirely to the development costs of the app itself. Any pledges over my funding goal will help pay for marketing and expansions to other platforms like Android.
In return for your pledges, you can get the app for free before anyone else to upload your photo and be a part of this historic image forever. You can pre-order the ultra-high resolution image of the final mosaic that you will be a part of. And most importantly, you can pre-order the poster and I'll have it delivered to your doorstep - shipping is on me!
Why am I doing this?
Some photos have changed the world forever. I'm sure the photographers of all these photos had no idea how much impact they were about to make when they gently pressed the button on their camera. Here are just some of the photos that changed the world:
I have no doubt that in future generations, many iconic images will come to change the world, and many of these images will be captured on mobile phones.
Those visionary photographers that I admire, well, they could be any one of us. We all have this powerful tool in our pockets, and it only takes a gentle tap to take a photo, to capture a moment, and to share our perspective to the world. So let's turn that tap into a tidal wave. Let's make that first iconic image from our generation be a collection of all our perspectives joined together.
- The Revolution Mosaic App -
This image will be determined after all 360,000 photos are submitted to the app. From the 360,000 photos, 1 of those photos will be chosen to be the mosaic poster image.
Out of the 360,000 submitted photos, the Top 100 will be chosen based on creativity, beauty, and how well the photo represents our mobile generation. The Top 100 photos will then be showcased on the Revolution Mosaic app for users to vote on. The photo with the most votes will become the poster image.
Good question - the answer is: it will stay in the App Store until it does. Right now, I have one stupid novelty app in the App Store, and the one thing I've learned about publishing a stupid app is that world has gone app crazy (in a good way, of course). As a free app, it was downloaded over 1000 times on average each day. With thousands of iPhone owners using Revolution Mosaic, and all of them uploading as many photos as they want, it's only a matter of time that the goal of 360,000 photos will be reached. A better question is - will your photo be one of them?
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