I gave my initial reaction to Color yesterday. Today I was able to test it in the wild.
I talked Audie Chamberlain into downloading the app at lunch and snap some photos with me, since that’s the only way the app actually works. I have to say, the interface is pretty awesome and I loved how the photos from the other user showed up in the grouping. What I really wanted to see was what it linked to if I tweeted. So I did.
Much to my delight, the link was not to a single photo, but to ALL of the photos being taken in that grouping. So, I can see how it would be fun and useful in a setting like RETech South next week. But what I was just as surprised by was that there is no way to go any deeper than that photo grouping. There is no way to get to any of the user information, at least in this early release. This video will illustrate.
I believe that’s something the obviously bright folks at Color should change. If I tweet out a photo grouping and you’re watching from afar, you might want to dig a little deeper. What do you think?
Debe Maxwell says
Hi Jeff! First of all, good to hear that you’ll be at RETSO–looking forward to seeing you!
This is the first that I’ve seen of this app and I’m wondering if it’s only for Apple users or if we have something that connects similarly from the Droid. But, you’re right–it takes you nowhere other than a collage, which I’m sure will be huge from a networking/tech event or conference. I’m sure linking back to the person in the photo will follow soon though–it seems these things are developed right before our very eyes! Perhaps by Wednesday, they’ll have that shortfall corrected.
Jeff Turner says
Well, we’re going to give it a whirl at RETSO and see how it rolls. I believe it’s only iPhone and Android right now.
Jay Thompson says
As you know, I also got to try it in the wild last night ( http://color.com/s/ifuRoT )
Agree completely that it needs the ability to drill down.
The coolest moment of the colorfest was when a stranger to our group just popped into the “stream”. We all started looking around for him and spied him 3 or 4 tables away, apparently looking around for us. A couple of us went over and chatted up him and his wife. This would have been creepy in some settings (a private dinner for example) but was acceptable to all in the bar/social setting we were in.
stephanie crawford says
I can’t find this application in the Android market under any of the associated names. When I go to the webpage through my browser, the link tells me that my device is not supported…Grrr