My latest pet project, snapatar.com is nearly ready to be launched. It’s been online for a few weeks now, and we’ve been fixing little bugs and adding features users have asked us about. The latest version, 0.9.5, adds two of those features.
One of the first people to contact me with feedback asked if we could flip the camera image so it would be easier to position herself. While that made sense, there were also people showing items or notes in front of the camera. I didn’t want to force them to write backwards, so I made a little button to turn ‘mirror mode’ on and off.
Snapping your own picture can be quite tricky. It’s hard to get creative if you have to keep your finger on the mouse. Or look into the camera and hit the right button at the same time. Traditional photography has tackled this problem long ago with the self-timer, so it makes sense that Snapatar now has one too.
As far as we’re concerned, the first version of Snapatar is ‘feature complete’. If the new features prove stable we’re going to be releasing this version as 1.0. We’re completely new to releasing websites like this, so if you have any ideas on how to get this project on the front page of Digg, TechCrunch or create buzz any other way, please feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.