Today, the Revolution Mosaic app launched globally in the App Store. Right now, it’s about mid-afternoon in Toronto, Canada, and I’m in my cubicle staring at the countdown timer on our website www.revolutionmosaic.com. The counter reads 359,494 remaining photo spaces. We started at 360,000, so not including the 200ish photos from our beta testers, it looks like the app received over 300 photos so far today. Hopefully a lot more will be uploaded before the day is done.
So while I was playing around with the app I started thinking – I think I’m looking at the world’s first crowdsourced collage of iPhone photos being submitted together in real time. I saw a photo of a little girl from Asia walking barefoot on grass, beside a photo of a winter landscape blanketed in snow, beside a photo of a woman drying her clothes on a balcony lined with purple flowers (she looks Italian and so does the architecture of the building).
I imagined a young man in Italy downloading my app in his apartment, walking over to his balcony to take unsolicited photos of his beautiful neighbor. I imagined all this happening at the exact moment I saw his photos slowly appear in the mosaic. Here were his photos:
I don’t know, it just felt a little romantic there for a second. And maybe that’s what the Revolution Mosaic is – a bunch of people from all over the world, sharing a moment and a story without words.
Ah who knows. It’s only been the first day, and to tell the truth, I don’t even know what the thing is yet. I guess I’ll find out soon, and I hope you will, too.
Download the app here.
- Ian Tuason, Creator of the Revolution Mosaic app