Today’s internet startup Memoto is an amazing project that logs every 30 seconds of your life. The Memoto camera is a tiny camera and GPS that you clip on and wear. It’s an entirely new kind of digital camera with no controls. Instead, it automatically takes photos as you go. The Memoto app then seamlessly and effortlessly organizes them for you.
The camera has no buttons. As long as you wear the camera, it is constantly taking pictures. It takes two geotagged photos a minute with recorded orientation so that the app can show them upright no matter how you are wearing the camera. And it’s weather protected, so you don’t have to worry about it in inclement weather.
The camera and the app work together to give you pictures of every single moment of your life, complete with information on when you took it and where you were. This means that you can revisit any moment of your past.
The camera’s batteries won’t need to be recharged until after approximately 2 days of use. To recharge the camera’s batteries, you connect the camera to your computer; at the same time the photos are automatically uploaded to Memoto’s servers. There are no buttons to press. You just wear the camera, then charge it and wear it again.
With this many pictures captured and stored every day, it’s crucial that you can easily browse among the best and most meaningful ones. The app Memoto is building for iPhone and Android organizes the photos to work as a photographic memory even after many years. The way this works is that the photos are organized into groups of ‘moments’ on a timeline.
On the timeline, you’re presented with keyframes (about 30 per day) each representing one moment. You can tap a moment to relive it in a stop-motion like video of all the pictures in that moment. The image analysis and organization is made out of the images’ metadata, such as time, place and light. This enables you to not only browse your life the way you remember it, but to search for specific events of your life.
Memoto was founded in 2012 by Martin Källström and holds office in Sweden.
Today’s internet startup Artkive is the easiest and fastest way to chronologically store, share and print your child’s artwork or schoolwork. Children’s artwork are beautiful projects that are fun to admire, display, and share. That is, until the next piece of art is created, knocking the previous masterpieces off the fridge or bulletin board. Before long, parents are faced with a conundrum: throw away their child’s art? Or store it in the basement or attic in hopes of someday creating a scrapbook showcasing each piece.
Now Artkive has come with a great solution for these issues, by offering a clutter-free way to save and enjoy your child’s artwork. How is this different than other photo apps that you are probably using. Well it’s different in a couple of different ways:
Artkive was developed by Jedd Gold in order to solve a problem faced by nearly every parent with young kids: what to do with the mountains of art projects piling up at home?
‘My daughters were the inspiration for Artkive. There was a never-ending amount of artwork they’d create and we’d feel guilty about throwing it away. The art we did keep, was sitting in a box in the garage, never to be seen again. With Artkive, we get rid of the clutter. Having it all turned into a book means we can now appreciate and remember their work and they are so proud to see their art in print.’
A desired improvement for the app would be the addition of image editing capabilities. If you want to to rotate of crop the image, you’ll will need to use an other app. Just that could be barrier to use to app more frequently.
Artkive was founded in 2012. Jedd Gold previously was the co-founder and president of an education company, has held senior executive positions in the entertainment and interactive industries and received his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business.