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OKDOTHIS – iOS Photography Community App – Temporarily Free

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OKDOTHIS caused quite a stir when it was launched on November 25 this year. It has quite a history, World-renowned photographer Jeremy Cowart had an idea for an idea-sharing mobile app several years before OKDOTHIS launched. It took him bringing this idea to an eager and capable group of app developers to make it happen.

“I’ve done a lot of teaching in the past,” explains Cowart. “When I teach, people always say, ‘How do you know what to tell your subjects? How do you know what to do?’” At first, Cowart thought in terms of photography. He then realized the concept of idea-sharing could extend to any community or interest group.

Cowart originally conceived of an app built upon his own name as a brand to share ideas and techniques with other photographers. But as he shared his app idea with other creative people, he began to see the power of opening his app up to more and more users. “I later realized it would be cool if everyone could join in this concept of an idea pool, where we could share and do each other’s ideas. That’s how the concept of OKDOTHIS started.”

Cowart brought the idea that would become OKDOTHIS to Nashville-based Aloompa, the mobile app development company that created FestApp. He says, “They’re an extraordinarily talented team made up of Bryn Bodayle, Nick Sigler, Allie Smith, Andrew Lattis, Drew Burchfield, Tyler Seymour, Kurt Nelson, as well as many others on the Aloompa team. On top of that, they’re easy-going, humble, and efficient. That’s a rare mix.”

In August 2012, Cowart and Aloompa brought web developer Jeremy Pinnix on board to build the the app that would become OKDOTHIS. Pinnix worked with the team for over a year, refining and improving the app through rigorous testing and private beta releases. Eager mobile- device photographers got their hands on these early releases and a small user community began to grow, along with the buzz about the power of OKDOTHIS.

As Aloompa developed OKDOTHIS it became clear that the project would become more than a simple mobile app. “OKDOTHIS grew from an idea into a new company,” says Cowart. “We all have a burning passion for OKDOTHIS, and we won’t stop anytime soon. More exciting things are coming in the future.

It’s an exciting app and if you haven’t downloaded yet, then you must do this today. It’s free, it usually retails for anywhere between $1.99/£1.49 and $0.99/£0.69 – Click here to download.

 

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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