TwitSnaps And TwitPic – A Comparison May 12, 2009Posted by simarprit in Twitter, Uncategorized.
Tags: Photo Sharing, Photographs, Twitpic, Twitsnaps, Twitter, Twitter Apps
I respect TwitPic for what it means and what it has achieved. This comparison between TwitSnaps and TwitPic is done with the intent of sharing the features developed in TwitSnaps first. Do give me a feedback and enjoy TwitSnaps. I hereby declare that I am involved with TwitSnaps from day one and have been instrumental in its development. I also declare that I have used TwitPic on several occasions and admire it for its growth.
|Size||Photos as large as 10 MB can be uploaded||Size limit is 4 MB|
|Short url||TwitSnaps uses its own url shortener to save characters||Has no url shortener|
|Profile||Creates unique profile page based on Twitter user id||No unique profile page|
|Zoom||Zoom feature, gives closer view||No zoom feature|
|Retweet||Allows Retweet of photos||No Retweet option|
|User Comments||Comments posted on photos can be edited or deleted.||No Comment edit or delete option|
|Description||Description on photos can be edited||Description on photos cannot be edited|
|Visitors||Shows latest visitors of your photos||Doesn’t show latest visitors.|
|Popular photos||Lists most viewed photos in the form of “Hall of Fame”||No listing based on maximum views|
|Search||Has search by keyword, search by user name utility||No search utility available|
|Sort||Allows sorting of photos based on date, number of views||Photos cannot be sorted.|
|Profile info||Has Snippet info, shows number of photos uploaded & viewed||No info on total number of photos uploaded by user, views.|
|Full Size View||Description and title of photos retained even in full size||Description not visible in full size. No title for any of the photos|
|Title||A unique title can be included for each photo||No title|
|Rating||Rating system for photos||No rating system|
May 19, 2009
TwitSnaps successfully implemented “Rotate it & Save it” functionality. It is amongst significant differentiators between TwitPic and TwitSnaps
May 20, 2009
TwitSnaps allows you to tweet long, longer than 140 – of course some of it a person would be able to read only in TwitSnaps and not on Twitter. Twit Snaps has also implemented Post your real URL at TwitSnaps – check here http://twitsnaps.com/focussingapore
May 21, 2009
Wow! TwitSnaps has done it again – We have gone live public beta with the Create your own watermark feature – A first for any Twitter Photograph sharing website. Watermark your images and let your brand do the talking – Upload and check http://uurl.in/gxr1
Wearing The War Gear April 19, 2009Posted by simarprit in Uncategorized.
Tags: Photographs, Twitpic, Twitsnaps, Twitter, Twitter Apps
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Nobody is asking me on how I feel before declaring a one side challenge to a site which has done very well in a very short time span – I know why? Nobody knows us and nobody knows our potential to go ahead and challenge the segment leader. We are as on date a typical NoName.com
Twitsnaps has many more features over Twitpic, like any good challenger to the segment leader Twitsnaps is ensuring that it would have enough in it to lure the users away and make it a big hit. The fact that Twitsnaps was formed around the deficiencies in Twitpic lived with by a regular user is going to help. Don’t log in yet – the site is not up – this is post is to announce that team Compare is going to run this marathon. And may the victory be ours.
Calendar Making – A Challenge November 11, 2007Posted by simarprit in Uncategorized.
Tags: Calendar, Designing, Graphics, Image Selection, Layouts, Management, Photographs, Planning
A cursory look at any calendar and my mind starts rolling. What’s the game-plan? What’s the idea? What’s the objective? Why this format? Why these colors? Why this font? Why this shade? Why that underline? Why that unfilled? Why that bold? The flow doesn’t stop.
Two years back, I finally took up the challenge to design a calendar. When we got to it, the challenge was an absolute unknown. A three member team got going, Creative, Language Specialist and a Visualizer. Hundreds of thoughts were pondered upon before we reached the operative challenge. The Challenge was – To ensure that the calendar is not passed down, put up at a prominent place and retained for 12 months.
The challenge definition behind us, we got going with the questions which were always known. New questions started popping up and the master list of thought process took shape:
- Why are we doing it?
- Who will be the user?
- How many do we want?
- What should be the all inclusive cost to us without the design cost?
- What should be the format?
- What should be the size?
- How would we dispatch it?
- In what condition would it be received?
- What is the theme?
- Which would be the best paper?
- What should be the thickness of the paper?
- Which printing press and what kind of machines?
- Whether we want UV treatment?
- What type of binding?
- Steps to keep it “self clean”?
- Are we offending anyone?
- Are we excluding anyone?
- Are we being very serious?
- Is it a sales pitch or a tribute, or both or none?
- Is it the only time we are going to do it?
- If we do this, what would we do next?
- What are challenges brought up by our paper selection?
- What are challenges brought up by our format selection?
- What are challenges brought up by binding selection?
- Do we have all the stock at our studio?
- What comes first? What we have or what we should put?
- What is the ratio between publicity and subject?
- How to ensure universal acceptability of language?
- Should the subject be niche or generic?
- What are the color association of months?
- What’s different and how it is pleasantly different?
- How to do indirect branding?
- How much of credit to be taken for designing?
- Are there hidden messages? Can these messages be offending?
- Are we being ignorant on some aspects of the theme?
- Is our photograph selection unbiased?
- Are our Layouts exciting and acceptable?
- Is our designing in-line with the theme? Do they talk the same language?
- Have we planned it real well?
- How to plan eye relief for a month long close look at?
- How many proofreads and how many types of proofreads?
Our first calendar was appreciated, but we knew we went wrong majorly on one point. Theme, our theme was too niche, it was Taariq-e-Dilli. Those who loved Delhi and belonged to it were excited, others found it even difficult to pass on. Our very candid feedback told us that about 15% calendars may not have been ever used. Next year we took a theme which was pan India our full canvas. The calendar was a a mega success.
This year we would be on our third calendar and the original visualizer and the language specialist are both not around. The Calendar is bound to be better than ever done before.