Photo a day is a new picture organization app by our very own Pakistani group "Smasherzz". The main purpose of the app is literally as its named, i-e a photo a day. Which in my view is also a negative point for the app. But we will get to the details in a moment, first lets have a get go at the app and its features.
Photo A Day tries to make it easier for the android user to keep its "a memory a day" picture organized by dates. Its like the movie "Memento" . If he had this app, his life would have been a lot easier :). But unfortunately that's about it. The app does just that.
Though its a great effort but there is much to be longed for in the app.
I spent around 15 minutes on using and exploring the app for features, but as described above, its literally just "photo a day" app. Nothing more, nothing less. I have seen better apps for the purpose on the market which in my view also lack a couple of essential features which I'll be listing below.
If this app is to be popular or gain number in downloads, the developers will have to put focus on the following areas.
The UI is a major turn off and definitely needs work and attention. Here is a screenshot of what the app actually looks like under the icon.
If this app is to make money, UI is the first thing that needs changing.
2- No flick ?
It was a surprise for me when the calendar month didn't change on swipe / flick of the thumb.
3- FC oh my!
If you click on the previous month's date appearing in current month, like in the screen shot above. The app will FC. (Force Close)
4- No ownership of files
I would never like an app to try and take over my base.. "All my base are not belong to you" as the wise Panda once said. It is recommended that the developers use a separate folder to save thumbs of the images assigned.
5- No Timeline ?
In an app that says "photo a day" should have a scroll-able timeline feature to be able to browse through the dates and images.
6- A photo a day ? literally ?
I would like my photos arranged by date, yes Sir. by Month, Yes Sir, but do I have one photo every day ? No Sir. This should be a more of a assign "photos" to a specific date instead of "A photo A day"
7- Sharing is caring
There should be a "share" button which allows sharing images via facebook, Gmail or say MMS ?
8- No cloud sync
If I were to keep this app for a memory of my say , son growing up or my valentine ;) I'd definitely want it to keep my memories safer than an SD card crash away. How about Picasa for sync ? its Google product. Or say your own cloud storage ?