Sharing on a mobile screen
When users started sharing their lifelapses on websites like Vimeo, YouTube, and more, we realized there had to be a better way. In fact, there had to be a more centralized way. So we built it.
With Lifelapse 1.1, we’re happy to bring sharing to the world. Every user can now upload their lifelapse to the Lifelapse servers, and distribute them to Facebook and Twitter. Check out this example.
In addition, we’ve also added a way to delete photos from your recordings, so we’re leaving you with absolutely no reason not to share your lifelapses. Simply “tap-and-hold” on a photo to show the menu.
The content you upload will always remain yours. If you want to stay in control over who sees your lifelapse, simply share the link via email or text message.
Lifelapse 1.1 is available for download on the App Store now.
While developing Lifelapse for iPhone, one of the things we ran into was how to implement a Lifepouch store in our app without using Apple’s in-app purchases. To share our experiences, I’ll show you step by step how we managed to implement a Shopify store into our app. I also shared the code on Github, which you can find later in the article.
If you sell physical products next to your iPhone application, you might want to consider creating an in-app store, as almost 20% of every Lifepouch we sold was purchased using our in-app store.
Taking a picture every 30 seconds is a pretty battery intensive job, which is the reason we spent hours and hours optimizing the app’s performance. The first version of the Lifelapse app, something we beta-tested in February and March, only had 4 hours of battery life, max. While the current version of the app will get you up to 8 hours with normal usage, we have a couple of tips that can expand the period even further.
Before we started working on the LifePouch, we realized we had to fill a gap in our concept: no method existed to wear your smartphone. We weren’t pros at creating lifestyle accessories, nor were we experts at using the sewing machine. We spent weeks trying to find the right cord and fabric to fit our product vision. The story behind the third element, the label, is a classic. What could simply go wrong with a simple cotton label? Continue reading
There are two categories of products; digital and physical products. Each category has its own design and production timeline, making it very difficult to switch from one to the other.But what would life be without a little test? We took it upon ourselves to create both a physical and a digital product. The Lifelapse app for iPhone and iPod touch and the Lifepouch which is the ultimate design carrier for your favorite portable iOS device. Continue reading
So here we are. More social than ever!
If you’ve been following us on Twitter or in the Lifelapse Facebook group, you may have read that we’e done quite a lot of things, met quite a lot of interesting people and were written about quite a lot as well. And a rollercoaster it was.
When we launched the Lifelapse Experiment website in December, along with the beta sign up, the three of us never expected we would get over 1,000 sign-ups for the beta. Engadget, All Things D, Betali.st and more have contributed a lot in traffic and sign-ups! (Geeks: our top conversion rate was 1:6!) Continue reading