I love running, and I somehow I am interested in crowdsourcing too (you didn’t notice?), so I’d like to feature an exciting start-up here. Twiinkly, founded by Christophe Delalande (SKEMA 2009) and Martin Gaffuri (ESSCA 2009), wants to leverage events’ audiences to enable better coverage by the spectators: “As an onsite spectator, become actor of the live coverage by taking photos and sharing them on Twiinkly,” the App Store description says, “enter a runner’s name or their bib number to customise the race timeline and have a unique and personalised live coverage experience.” Here’s more about Twiinkly. Continue reading →
This is not a sponsored post. I already shared cool apps that I happened to like (like this one), and I like Rando. I just discovered this very cool and simple app, that allows you to send pictures out to the world (randomly) and to receive pictures in exchange (from another random place). “Rando is an experimental photo exchange platform,” the iTunes description says, “give, receive and collect unique photos from random people from all over the world.” What’s the point? I don’t know, probably the serendipity and the fun of the experience. Much like Chatroulette back in the days.
It seems that there are a lot of Rando users in South Korea, Finland and the United States. That’s where most of my photos have been sent, and that’s where most of the photos I received come from. I also sent photos of Paris to Qatar, Russia, Germany, Italy and Israel. And I received some from The Netherlands, Spain, Russia and Belarus.
Just for fun.
I don’t know how they plan to make money or whether they plan to evolve the app. But who cares. Give it a try, maybe you’ll receive one of my photos (but unless I take a picture of myself, you’ll never know)!