iPhone app an Everyday occurrence
Thursday, April 14, 2011/
It’s a truism that you can now find an app for almost everything, but a new offering allows you to track the onset of time itself.
The Everyday app takes a picture of your face daily to chart the ravages of time. Whether you have bags under your eyes or are red-faced from the gym, the app will prompt you to take a picture at a designated time.
As the months and years roll by, you can turn the photos into a film or post them on the internet.
The idea was partly inspired by US photographer Noah Kalina, who spent six years taking more than 2,190 images of himself getting older.
He then made a six-minute film joining the images together, which has attracted nearly 19 million views on YouTube.
Working alongside Adam Lisagor, William Wilkinson and Oliver White, the team created the Everyday app, which allows you to take a picture of your face every single day. Users are encouraged to collate the images and turn them into an album.
The Everyday app is another example of appropriating new technology to something seemingly more permanent and tangible – witness the Twournal, for example.
What other innovations could you come up with that go against the ephemeral nature of most apps?