Martin Ström
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Photo Hack Day Berlin 2012

Photo Hack Day brings the most innovative developers and designers to Berlin to hack the future of photography. The goal of the event is to rapidly prototype and build new projects, powering through the night to present a finished product Sunday afternoon.

I was already in Berlin so Erik and Ruben flew here — and brought the whole InstaCRT machine with them from Stockholm on the flight. We set up the machine on site at the hack day so people outside our studio could see it IRL for the first time.

As for the hack, I combined my work with Loopcam and InstaCRT and built an iPhone app called LoopCRT. It uses the soon-to-be-released Loopcam API and lets you filter Loopcam loops through the InstaCRT filter machine — frame by frame.

The judges seem to like my project too and gave me a honorable mention. ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノ


Medborgarbussen / SNMBL

SNMBL is a manifestation against the constant increasing prices in public transportation in Stockholm. The first event took place on September, 18 at Slussen, Stockholm.

Daniel Eskils, together with a bunch of other people documented everything and made a movie from the event (here with English subtitles):

Peter and I did the website for the project and the manifestation. To make it easier to find out where the buses were all the time, I built an iPhone app that tracked the current location of the iPhone and sent it to the server. Then a map on the web page reads the latest reported location and show the bus’s location on the map with all the stops.

Read more about the project on www.medborgarbussen.se — mostly in Swedish though.


CopyPasteCharacter iPhone Application

A couple of weeks ago our official iPhone application for CopyPasteCharacter.com finally became available on the App Store. The project itself isn’t too complicated but was my first “real” Cocoa and iPhone app so it took some time to get everything together and learn how to do things.

The application basically lets you find and easily copy symbols, characters and letters which otherwise can be hard to find on a regular keyboard. On the iPhone, many of these characters aren’t available at all by just using the system keyboards. Just touch one or many symbols to automatically copy them into your clipboard and paste them into any application (SMS, Facebook, Twitter, Mail etc).

I was happy to see that the app was approved by Apple only two working days after I submitted it. I had, however, waited about 2 months to hear from Apple on how we should solve a problem with my iTunes account.

Hint: You can’t use the same Apple account to upload/sell music in the iTunes Store as upload upload applications to AppStore. Create a new account before buying the iPhone developer program to stay out of trouble.

Please check out the product page with a video walk through or go directly to the AppStore.


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