Version Reviewed: 2.0.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Once upon a time if you wanted to take a photo while out and about, you were stuck with a clunky large camera or a disposable one. The latter was great for parties or weddings, but all too often the photo quality was pretty poor. Now, you can use your iPhone to snap away to your heart’s content - your only decision is how best to share it. Do you go the Facebook album route? Instagram? WhatsApp? Dropbox? Good old fashioned email? DUDR aims to solve that conundrum by simplifying the process. In certain situations, it’ll be useful, too.
The idea is that you create a private photo album for you and your friends. You can then shoot 24 photos to add to the album with you able to save each to your camera roll. After 24 hours, the album vanishes forever. It’s an interesting concept, ensuring you don’t bombard each other with too many photos, and also highlighting the timeliness of many events. Unfortunately, you can’t use it to include photos already contained on your camera roll, with you being restricted to taking photos from within the app.
Besides sharing it with friends, you can also create albums for those nearby you, being particularly handy at a social gathering where you don’t know people as well. I can see it working at some kind of convention too, getting people involved with each other. You can also create an album for random people too which is a potentially interesting move, although it seems kind of quiet out there so far.
In each case, you can share comments and a form of like. Just in bear in mind that it’s all going to vanish after 24 hours. As a kind of slice of time though, DUDR is a neat idea and certainly saves you the effort of using a more centralized service. I do wish you could add photos from your camera roll, though.