Wednesday, December 29, 2010

This is Photobomb

The last couple of days I made some good solid progress on Photobomb:
  1. Refactored items on the goocanvas into PhotobombItems to make changes easier, and code easier to maintain.
  2. Fixed the Gwibber tab to pull images from the Gwibber sqlite database.
  3. Removed Python threads from throughout the application while keeping the UI from freezing during long running actions (thanks gobject.idle_add!).
  4. Added a "download-error" event to UrlFetchProgressBox and handled download errors better.
There are still a few things I want to get to, but I am making steady progress.

Anyway, I was talking to some folks about Photobomb, and they kept referring to it as an "Image Editor". To me, and image editor is used to open an image, modify the image, and save the image. Photobomb is decidedly not that! Photobomb integrates with your social desktop, allowing you to mashup images from your devices, the web, your feeds, and your web cam. Photobomb also lets you share those mashups into your feeds. So, it's a social app.

Here's a 5 minute video I made to try to help explain Photobomb ...