Simple concept – we’ve bought those digital photo frames that can take various memory cards and flash drives to display our photos. And some of them have become WiFi enabled so you can load pictures from your favorite online cloud storage (i.e. Photobucket, Flickr, Snapfish, etc.)
But what about an app to manage such frames all around your house (or office, or college, or whereever?)
Start with a basic photo library app that can build normal collections and folders, but extend the functionality to allow multiple digital photo frames (or even Smart TV’s with WiFi photo RSS feed capability) to be loaded on-demand with your choice of photos on-demand.
Use WiFi compatible SD cards like these to provide the basic connectivity, but assign each device (which usually end up with a local IP address) as a controllable frame within the collection application (e.g. Frame 1 (living room), Frame 2 (kitchen), Frame 3 through 5 (hallway), etc.) Now assign those IP’s to a template “gallery” for the App to manage the content and placement.
Simple uses might be: changing all the digital frames in your house to display your best children’s photos during Mother or Father’s Day. Load historical photos during national holidays. Celebrate a big birthday with a rolling series of funny or serious This is Your Life photos, all being loaded and timed automatically to change at pre-determined intervals.
More advanced use might be professional gallery management, so you can provide previews of gallery forthcoming openings by using inexpensive 11×14 digital frames to give guests an idea of what’s coming next. Or artists might even end up programming the templates as interactive media showcases or exhibitions unto themselves.
The smartphone or tablet component (or any touchscreen capability)
makes it easier to drag and drop photos to specific frames in the template – imagine the application having a basic floorplan of your house with the various digital frames in placeholder positions, so you could drag and drop photos into them as collection sets. And save them. And load them instantly.
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