Ed: I get a lot of pitches and very few products impress me but this app is so cool
Startup Name: Photolemur
Tagline: Photo Enhancement on Autopilot
Elevator Pitch: Photolemur is the world’s first fully automatic photo enhancement solution, specially tailored for regular people with little-to-no knowledge of photo editing. It helps to make any photo much better through a user-friendly interface, with the help of unique technology. It is the next generation artificial intelligence that automatically performs complex image improvements, which traditionally require manual control, human involvement & time.
Photolemur analyzes millions of pixels per [...]
Ed: Todays pitch is a fundamentally great idea, however the thing that would scare the hell out of me if I were one of the target customers is the fact that you just can’t know if a provider and their app really has the security smarts they claim.
While this level of security in the hands of individuals may be used for nefarious business, there is also a legitimate use case to evade malicious Nation States who would seek to repress reporters and activists.
I guess what qualifies as a Malicious Nation State is actually just a matter of perspective, all States are malicious to someone.
Encrypting voice calls is in fact the ultimate mission critical security [...]
Ed: If you aren’t in the business of making wireframes or app Mockups it can take a lot of time and effort to get a mockup right (or if you don’t have design or coding skills not get it right at all).
For a fixed and pretty reasonable fee Canary will build you a wireframe or App mockup.
This is continuing a pleasing trend we are seeing from Service Providers that are “Productising” their services so that they are easy to order and deliver a known result with a set process.
These guys probably have some low-cost labour to do all the grunt work but their team takes the brief and then delegates the build to the low-cost team.
The costs [...]
Ed: I was expecting some sort of physical keyboard but turns out this is an App that acts a wrapper or dashboard for many of your common apps and functions, avoiding the need to switch back and forth between apps.
The usability problem is real enough, it is frustrating app/context switching back and forth between apps, it’s not clear if this is a good solution as yet as it is still in limited beta and I was not able to get access.Startup Name thingthing keyboard What problem are you solving? During a conversation on my iPhone, I had to quit Mail.app to answer to a client. Basically, a simple yes or no for the rendezvous next week, find the documents he needed [...]