Peek-a-boo, do I want to see you?
Thursday, March 31, 2011 by cyberacoustics
Remember when Gramdma would put her hands over her face, open them up and say, "Peek-a-boo, I see you?" I'm sure we all remember this game. There is a new smart phone app coming to your mobile device that will open your eyes to pictures you may or may not want to see.
The new and much anticipated smartphone app called, Color, is a location-based photo sharing app. When you take a photo using the app, Color sends the photo out into the air. Anyone, and I mean anyone, within a 150 ft. radius will see your images too. On the surface, this is pretty weird; do I really want to see pictures taken by everybody in my apartment building?
Did you ever see the movie Silver? You know, the one where William Baldwin's character was an apartment building owner who had a camera in every apartment. He would watch the tenant's daily lives from his control room. Now, take that control room and put it on your phone. Creepy right? In their right mind, who would open their photos to the world?
Color does not use any kind of login, as it's a completely open platform. Luckily, only photos taken within the app show up in you and other's timelines. Essentially, everyone within range of each other is using the same camera.
There are some good ways this app could be implemented, but for me, I'm going to pass on this one. I don't think my photos are going to be in anyone else's scrapbook but my own.
- Steve Murphy - CFO, Cyber Acoustics