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‘CamMe’ makes selfies hands free

- February 26th, 2014

The world’s laziest way to take a photo just got a whole lot simpler.

CamMe, a new app that’s emerged from this week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, is set to revolutionize the me, me, me generation by allowing them to take selfies without actually holding the phone.

Instead, all the user has to do is set the phone up where they’d like to take the photograph from, get into position, and wave their hand to snap the perfect shot that will undoubtedly be uploaded onto Instagram seconds after.

CamMe won the Most Innovative App award — one of the top categories at MWC.

Although the app is currently only available on Apple touch devices, Assaf Gad, CMO of the development studio behind the app, PointGrab, said the overall goal of the company is to bring gesture control capabilities to multiple platforms.

“It’s our goal to make gesture control available across all platforms, Laptops, TVs and mobile. CamMe is just an example of the easy and practical way gesture technology is becoming a part of every consumer electronics user’s life,” Gad stated in a statement posted on the company’s website.

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PointGrab has also reached out to other app developers in hopes of partnering up and bringing gesture control-based technology, or at least, a gesture control-based technology that actually works, to the thousands of apps littering Apple’s online store.

“PointGrab is excited to continue working with developers to see gesture be featured in various types of mobile apps via our enhanced mobile Software Development Kit,” Haim Perski, CEO of PointGrab, said in the statement.

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1 comment

  1. zip | February 26, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    I’ve got a LG G2 phone and there is a “Cheese” feature that allows me to take pictures by using a key phrase. LG, Cheese, Whiskey, Kimchee and a few others will trigger the photo. It’s actually a very useful feature when you need to take pictures with two hands (to steady the phone). I suspect it will become standard at some point.

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