What's this thing called "Instagram" that all the cool kids seem to be completely obsessed with lately?
Instagram is a fun and quirky social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone. Similar to Facebook or Twitter, everyone who creates an account has a profile and a news feed.
When you post a photo or video on Instagram, it will be displayed on your profile.
Other users who follow you will see your posts in their own feed. Likewise, you'll see posts from other users who you choose to follow.
What is Instasnap?
Instasnap was designed to solve the problem of having to carry a large phone in your hand or pocket everywhere you go in order to get that on the fly photo. Also a phone can be quite an inconvenience when you're out at the beach or in a place that you don't necessary want to expose your phone or where it can possibly be damaged.
Instasnap was designed with the idea of it not falling into the general category of GoPro or any other action camera’s that’s on the market today, instead it’s the world’s first small ultra-portable camera that is specifically focused on creating and capturing great content for Instagram.
Instagram was the perfect platform for me to adopt, because the company and its ethos possessed much of what I wanted to communicate and portray which was a design that was unique to a specific dedicated social media platform that are both fun and quirky. The Instasnap design mimicked the logo of Instagram, it was a good choice for several reasons whereof one is its something extremely simple and something vastly different to other camera's on the market.
Keeping true to Instagrams unique platform, I have set out to make the interface simple and very easy to use, the only button required to operate the Instasnap device is a power button on the top of the rubberized grip, which simply switches the camera on, there are two buttons on the side of the device that allows the user to select different settings on the device. All the media are stored on on the devices internal SSD Flash Storage.
Something important that I wanted to address was the ability to leave your smartphone at home and still be able to take the photo or record the video and have the opportunity to upload the content onto Instagram without a hassle. This entire experience lessens the hassle of always having a smartphone on your person to do social image and video documentation.
The product is completely waterproof up to 10m, it is made out of a very hard and durable plastic that can take any punch thrown it’s way. It comes with a 12mp camera incorporated with image stabilization, face and body detection just to name a few. Because Instagram only allows for 60 second videos to be uploaded, Instasnap has a build in feature that allows the user only to take 60 second videos at time ( if Instagram allows for longer videos in the feature, a firmware update on the device can then be done to then take longer videos ). Instasnap also has a smart geotagging feature that enables the device to remember exactly where each photo or video was taken and upon uploading, the location the photo/video was taken will then automatically appear.
The product makes use of a waterproof USB type C port that is backed with either a 32gb, 64gb,128gb or the 256gb version that can transfer data from the device to a computer or a smartphone at a maximum speed of 5gbps.