It was last June that we first talked about Project Tripod, an upcoming photography app with a lot of potential. This is an app that is coming out of the AppCampus program. That means the Project Tripod team received funding and help from Microsoft, Nokia and Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. In exchange, apps from AppCampus are exclusive on Windows Phone for 90 days before they’re allowed to join competing platforms. Project Tripod is an app with so much potential we can’t wait to see it go multi-platform, but in the meantime we’ll very much enjoy this Windows Phone exclusive.
Project Tripod (projecttripod.com) is an app that is full of so much potential. Not just for you and me, but future generations. With Project Tripod you’re able to create virtual timelapses of a location. The best part is you don’t have to do all the work yourself, the community can join in as well. It’s so simple to take photos of all those things that can change over time. It can be the skyline of a city from your local viewpoint, a flower, or anything you can think of.
Here’s all that’s featured in version 1.0 of Project Tripod:
- Ability to take perfectly aligned snaps over time – be it seconds, weeks, months or years – without needing a physical tripod!
- Anyone with the app can add to these Virtual Tripods
- Which means they are adding to and viewing a living history – an endless book with endless chapters
- You can Chronicle milestones – man made (buildings, dams, infrastructure) or natural (flora and ecosystems)
- With the images that are collected, you can create beautiful art using the in app tools
- And use the social Sharing aspects to share your creations & tripods with the world.
Project Tripod is really, really cool. Just take a photo of something that you expect to change over time, like the skyline of your favorite city. Go back from time to time to take that same photo from the same spot. Project Tripod will allow you to blend those images or view a timelapse animation.
You can find Virtual Tripods near you if you want to contribute to them or just check them out. You can view them on maps, in a list view by how close they are to you or by the most popular ones.
Project Tripod is available for free for those with Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. The app is supported by a subscription model, so head into the settings to see if you want to remain at the free tier which gives you three tripods and 500 uploads. Or you can pay $1.49 per year to reach the Hobbyist level for ten tripods and 1,500 uploads. There are additional tiers available to you as well.
Anyone planning on starting some Virtual Tripods of a cool spot near you? Sound off below!
Download Project Tripod from the Windows Phone Store.