Picles From Around the World
We launched Picle (currently only for iPhone) at SXSW back in March for this year’s South by South West Interactive. Picle adds sound to iPhone photography, allowing you to capture a little audio clip when you take a photo. This photo-plus-sound clip is called a ‘Picle’, and the app makes it quick and simple to lace individual Picles together into ‘Stories’. We are...
Our Film 4 Screen Stealers entry, a short clip from Slumdog Millionaire. Use Picle as a great way to make you’re own Film 4 Screen Stealer.
Picle 1.0.4 is in the App Store
The App Store has just approved our latest release of Picle - version 1.0.4 - and it is ready for download now. Picle is an App (currently only for iPhone) that we launched at year’s South by South West Interactive. Picle adds sound to iPhone photography, allowing you to capture a little audio clip when you take a photo. This photo-plus-sound clip is called a ‘Picle’, and the...
Check out my latest story! http://picleapp.com/alex_r_harding/stories/713
Check out my latest story! http://picleapp.com/alextest/stories/1437
Check out my latest story! http://picleapp.com/alextest/stories/1349
Another Picle Update
Apologies for the radio silence on how Picle has been developing since the last release. The reason for this is that we have been wrestling internally over what Picle actually is. It sounds rather existential, but by watching how people use Picle and feedback to us, we have had to ask some deeper questions than ‘How can we get more people using the app?’. Here is a panaromic shot...
‘Continental club’ - Check out my latest story! http://picleapp.com/alex_r_harding/stories/246
Picle 1.0.3 is in the App Store
Toot toot! Picle 1.0.3 is in the app store. It isn’t the overhauled socially integrated version that I wrote about previously, but it does include something that we have had a lot of requests for, converting picles into movies. There are also new notification screens for uploading stories and the uploading of individual Picles has had some improvement tweeks made. To convert your Picles...
Picle 1.0.2 is in the App Store
From all the feedback we received after the first release improved sharing and integration with Camera Roll were the most requested. So we are pleased to say that we have made both of these possible with this release. This release also contains bug fixes, improved error messages and an improved camera with tap focus, which Julian blogged a couple of weeks ago. I will just take a minute to take...
Last week we had our first Picle strategy meeting since getting back to blighty from SXSW. We have digested a lot of feedback from tweets, emails, reviews, articles, as well as testing it out ourselves, and it was time to step back and take a look at where we’re at. We started off by evaluating how the launch went and how people have responded to the concept of Picle. Stuart drew this...
A tale of two cameras
I’m going to share some of the thinking and code behind the Picle iPhone app starting with the camera functionality. This will involve showing some code snippets and describing classes and frameworks found in the Apple iOS SDK. At the heart of the the Picle app is the ability to use the iPhone camera and microphone in quick succession. The user experience of this functionality is critical to...
The Architecture Behind Picle App
As with most social online applications, you can think of the data as more like a graph than very simple objects that stand alone. This kind of an application and data is my favourite kind of system to architect and here is why. I warn you, this might get geeky.. One of the fundemental concepts behind Picle is the ability to share your moments and stories with other people, in the same beautiful...
Understanding picle (with apologies to Scott...
picle’s a bit like a comic. As @malbonster said, it’s more dreamlike than video. I think part of that comes from the spaces between the frames into which you have to insert your imagination. That was a theme of Scott McCloud’s amazing graphic explanation of the history, meaning and art of the comic, Understanding Comics. Here’s his illustration of the design decisions a...
Picle: what next?
So, back from another SXSW :( It’s great to be back in a country where the butter doesn’t contain sugar by default, where fizzy drinks don’t come in buckets and where you can buy meat in units of less than one pound. But… I will miss adding cheese and chipotle oak-smoked maple-flakes and sugar-coated tequila-bacon dust to my deep-fried food. If we hadn’t got out when...
After a week of BBQs, speeches, panels, margaritas, putting names to faces and more BBQs I’ve landed back at Made by Many HQ and I want to share some of the Picle love. When we launched as a Minimal Viable Product last week we weren’t sure what to expect and how people would react to the app. A week has passed and we’re delighted with how well Picle has been received. We went to SXSW...
The story of Picle, in its inventor's own words
Alex Harding is an Interaction Designer at Made by Many and the inventor of Picle. This is the story of Picle in Alex’s own words - a story already blogged on this website, but told through a beautiful video that Alex and Paul Wyatt made last week. Although it’s Alex’s brainchild, Picle has of course been - literally - Made by Many. The extraordinarily talented team includes...
Picle is here! (but remember it's a beta)
Last week we announced the forthcoming release of an iPhone app for SXSW called ‘Picle’. The reception was overwhelming, and we’re really excited to announce that Picle is now available in the app store. But, hold on… before you run off and start Picling there is something we must remind you of… Just to remind you that this is very much a Minimal Viable Product, and not a...
What would Instagram sound like?
Instagram has changed the way I look at photography, from taking single images of beautiful found ephemera to sharing sequences of images as an event or moment unfolds. These moments become a journey through your life, one that is both shared and intimate (as @malbonster mentions in his recent blog post; Making sense of life through photography). This made me think about the way that photography...