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Marty McBride

Posts: 3132

Owensboro, Kentucky, US

Feb 25 13 07:51 pm Link

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me voy

Posts: 1269

Amherst, Massachusetts, US

Why do they need donations? Sounds like the scam from Nigeria.

Feb 25 13 08:55 pm Link

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Ade Barkah

Posts: 35

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

That's how Kickstarter works.  Instead of getting money from investors / VCs or banks, they raise funds via "crowd sourcing".  Usually it's a win-win situation: cheaper cost of borrowing for the entrepreneur and the backers often get innovative products for less too.

Feb 25 13 09:07 pm Link

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Marty McBride

Posts: 3132

Owensboro, Kentucky, US

me voy wrote:
Why do they need donations? Sounds like the scam from Nigeria.

I have no idea about anything involved in the link. A friend sent it to me by text, and I thought the concept was cool...nothing more!

Feb 25 13 09:09 pm Link

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Patrickth

Posts: 10321

Bellingham, Washington, US

Marty McBride wrote:

I have no idea about anything involved in the link. A friend sent it to me by text, and I thought the concept was cool...nothing more!

Thanks for posting it.  I was just thinking the other day there must be an ap out there for that sort of thing, but couldn't find one.

Feb 26 13 05:40 am Link

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Bobby C

Posts: 2453

Portland, Oregon, US

Buddha says, "Make your being a lightmeter and go take photos with less gear."

Feb 26 13 05:48 am Link

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MC Seoul Photography

Posts: 465

Seoul, Seoul, Korea (South)

I'm guessing they are giving the app away for free. All you really need is a piece of diffuse plastic to cover your camera. Great DIY project. Probably a plastic bubble from a broken light meter would have you covered.

$24.95 is unfortunately rather expensive for a product which is nothing more than a piece of plastic which has all its funding covered by outside sources the business doesn't need to pay back.

Feb 26 13 05:09 pm Link

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-JAY-

Posts: 6729

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

MC Seoul Photography wrote:
$24.95 is unfortunately rather expensive for a product which is nothing more than a piece of plastic which has all its funding covered by outside sources the business doesn't need to pay back.

I see generic versions of these for $2.99  in the near future (for a wider variety of phones) but hey - dude has made $60k - decent start.

Feb 26 13 05:56 pm Link

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WMcK

Posts: 5298

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

MC Seoul Photography wrote:
I'm guessing they are giving the app away for free. All you really need is a piece of diffuse plastic to cover your camera. Great DIY project. Probably a plastic bubble from a broken light meter would have you covered.

Or a ping pong ball cut in half.

Feb 27 13 12:52 am Link