What's NewPhotos and data can be exported now to Dropbox. Photos and data are exported exactly in the same way as before when connecting the iPhone to iTunes. Exporting is incremental meaning that only new photos from last export are uploaded. It is strongly recommended to use this feature only when a wifi connection is available due to the weight of the original tagged photo files. You must have a valid Dropbox account.
App Description￼Tag a spot is a productivity app that allows to use the iPhone camera as a tool on the field to annotate, document, and organize photos in a structured way in order to facilitate communication of such visual information between users and integration of data into external databases and workflows.
This might be useful in a wide range of situations which might or might not require geo-localization. Just a few examples:
A City Council might use tagged photos collected through iPhones by its personnel to identify equipment that requires repairing service or whatever maintainance work through a given route. These tagged photos might be merged using whichever proprietary software they might use to generate digital reports for employees in order to perform the actual maintainance tasks.
As an option, Town citizens might be enforced to use the app to report about any issue that needs to be addressed related to a given spot (for instance a traffic light that doesn’t work or some similar problem). The user takes a shot, drags one or several colour tags over the photo, taps on each tap to add a description of the particular spot that needs to be highlighted and adds a text comment about the photo or the particular situation. Automatically, the app gathers the location where the photo was taken. Then the user might send an e-mail automatically generated by the app with this tagged photo as an attachment with all of the text description and location data if the user allowed the device to record it. A user could even use this feature to remember the location where a car was parked!
Another example: A professional working for an insurance company who goes to the workshops to check damaged parts of a car might use the tool to take a series of shots which might be documented in a structured way and sent to a central data repository of the company where the digital information could be collected as a part of a company workflow.
In Tag-a-spot, photos are organized as ‘projects’ or folders each one containing an unlimited number of shots (limited of course by disk capacity). After a photo has been taken the user can drag any number of tags as color dots which can be dragged freely over the photo to mark the areas in the photos that might require specific attention. A text description can be associated to each tag and a long text comment might be associated to each photo. If the user has geolocalization activated on the device, the position where the shot is taken is recorded as well automatically or it can be adjusted manually as well to fine-tune the precise location and scale on a map. Besides photos taken by the iPhone camera, exisiting photos in the iPhone Photo Library might be incorporated to the projects for tagging and commenting. Every original photo might be optionally saved into the Photo Library either at full resolution or at a reduced size to save disk space.
In addition to sending photos by e-mail, users might save them into a computer by connecting the iPhone to it. Photos might be seen in iTunes in the user’s document folder of the application and saved to local repositories. Through XML data might be synchronized between the iPhone or several iPhones used to collect data and a central ad-hoc application that the organization or professional might use in their workflow processes. In addition photos can be uploaded to a Dropbox account.
July 21, 2012 New version 1.3
June 29, 2012 New version 1.2
June 05, 2012 New version 1.1
May 09, 2012 New version 1.0.2
April 24, 2012 New version 1.0.1
April 11, 2012 Initial Release