Create Instant Photo Surveys with QuikPiq

Posted by Bonnie Eisenman on February 22nd, 2011

Are you indecisive? Paralyzed by making the most mundane of decisions? Don't have a coin on hand? Well, then, the answer ought to be simple. Turn to your friends to make all of your banal decisions for you!

Okay, okay, I kid—sort of. In fact, there's an app for this problem, too...or there will be soon. With upcoming app QuikPiq, you'll be able to snap a photo of each potential choice, and the app will create an online poll that you can instantly post to Twitter or Facebook, or just send as a private link. The app's developers suggest a number of uses, from choosing a shirt at the mall to picking a restaurant for dinner. Personally, I see it as being far more useful for decisions that affect more than just your own life—imagine sending a poll to all your friends, asking which movie everyone wants to see when you meet up for the weekend.

While QuikPiq has yet to be released, the developers have fleshed out the process pretty well. After creating your poll, you send it out to your friends. Then, they have the ability to vote and comment on your options, and you'll receive the results from within the app. Additionally, your friends won't need to download anything in order to vote. Ideally, shortly you'll have everyone's opinions on hand to facilitate your own decision-making.

Of course, QuikPiq is competing with an old and established means of making decisions...using your own brain, or, well, actually asking your friends. However, it does have the added advantage of being able to ask all your friends at once, and the incorporation of pictures sounds like a nice use of the cameras embedded in our ever-present iPhones. Look for QuickPiq sometime in 2011. As the website notes, the app is currently in "top secret mode" but you can sign up to be a beta tester, if you wish.

The promotional video below demonstrates the awesome, not-yet-realized power of QuikPiq.