I'm looking to have a simple app that works on the iPod touch 4th generation/iPhone 3Gs/iPhone 4, developed by a professional team with a good eye for design, layout, programming and implementation. It is a VERY simple app to make, and I have a very clear idea about how the app should work. I have detailed PowerPoint, Keynote, Blueprint and Video files you can see in the “Additional files submitted” to get a quick and full understanding of the work involved; this should be a pretty fast assignment for someone who knows what they’re doing.
Almost as important as functionality, the app must look good, too. I trust that your understanding of design and function will meet that requirement as well.
Basic Flow of the application (read this and check out the Additional files included below):
The app opens to a title screen. Just a regular splash screen with the app name and company title. You can see a fake example in the additional files.
From there, the camera view would open up. Over the camera view, a quick pop up with a very simple instruction (I will provide the text) telling the person to spin around while looking around his environment on the screen of his iOS device. This pop-up should only occur the first time the app is opened. All future openings of the app will not have this pop-up.
Using the gyroscope built into the iPhone 4 (or the compass), once the user has turned around approximately 120-150 degrees, a pre-existing image must begin to fade into the screen, replacing the camera view. If the person is spinning clockwise, the replacing image will begin to fade in from the right. If the user was turning counter-clockwise, then the image will begin to fade in from the left. The fade must be nicely done; in the additional files I’ve submitted, the fade is poorly done as it is just an example.
The image that is to fade in is a panoramic image. Here are two examples of panoramic images you can see online:
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By the time the user has turned around a 270 degrees, the provided panoramic image will be the only thing visible and the camera is no longer necessary. All the user will see is this full 360 degree panoramic image that they can navigate by continuing to spin physically (gyroscope and compass), or with their finger (flick left or right).
To clarify, the app’s primary purpose is to fade from a LIVE camera image to a PRE-LOADED 360 degree panoramic image. This is why the fade must happen nicely.
Whether the user spins clockwise or counter-clockwise, the starting point of the panoramic image that fades in is the same. The ending point of the image will have text that will be clickable. Once that text is clicked, a pop-up menu will appear.
That menu will have a few options:
Share this view. Through facebook, twitter, and email. That means facebook and twitter authorizations must be integrated and there will be pre-written editable posts for each with a link to a website. Each post for facebook and twitter will say that it was sent by this application. The email may also contain a low-resolution version of the full panoramic image. That will be decided later. Once the facebook, twitter, or email is posted or sent, the app returns to the panoramic view. Clicking on the tagline will bring up the menu once again.
2. More information. This will open up to a website in Safari app. A simple link.
3. Settings. This pops up the settings for facebook and twitter authorization.
Skill sets required:
Live camera to Panoramic image fade using the built-in motion sensors.
Capability of viewing panoramic image with motion sensors and/or finger swipe.
Implementation of Twitter/Facebook authorization.
I think the rest is very self-explanatory if you check out the additional files submitted. This should be a fast and simple job.
Instructions on using the blueprint are found in the PDF and requires using a free app.