Brief intro to the app. This is something I've made with fellow HNer Alex Edge (@edgeman27). The idea is to make a more personal messaging app, that combines the convenience of texting with the emotional connection of Skype.
Would be interested to hear your feedback or questions. Thanks.
Well it's quite different in that it functions more similarly to a traditional messaging app than SnapChat. In other words -- messages are stored indefinitely so you can view them back; the app's homescreen is a list of your existing messages; and the item you can send is limited to front-cam video only -- there's no choice between back cam, front cam, video or photo. This is in order to make it a very fast way of communicating.
I have an app written in ASP.NET MVC with an API. Would like to either convert it into, say, RoR (or Python/Django/whatever if you prefer). Or, write a separate web app that uses the existing API.
To explain further, I had the app built in ASP.NET and find I don't give it enough love because I'm a mac-using product person (design and front-end dev). But it's a nice app that has some potential. There's an iOS app in existence that utilises the API.
Would be nice to have a web-app to complement it that we could work on in unison perhaps. It probably won't amount to anything more than a side project, but I've always found it enjoyable to work on.
My twitter is @tomcavill if you'd like more details.
I know the fabric does appear a little thin in the photos, but honestly, they're really high quality tees. We consulted with our printer and they assured us they are the best available at a reasonable price point. I think the see-throughness is exacerbated by the harsh flash from the camera. In reality they are a good weight and made from high quality cotton.
We're going to try and utilise the fact you can 'create' a tshirt with just a link, i.e. http://helvetitee.com/tee/foo-bar. It's so quick to react to trends and happenings, or suggest a tee to someone based on their actions, that we feel the product can benefit from virality and p2p sharing. Plus a healthy mix of the usual Google ads etc.
That's a great idea, and something close to what we're thinking a few versions down the line. The free shirt after 5 purchases is very clever, and probably a better model than standard affiliate stuff.
I've changed the footer based on hearing this suggestion a couple of times :)
We are using Helvetica Neue with Helvetica as a fall-back, and a Helvetica clone (Nimbus sans) after those two in the font stack. You'd have to have some funny configuration not to see Helvetica. What's your setup?