By Alek Bergman
This app is a new social media idea. It will run using Java and Google's app engine. You will be able to take pictures or videos up to 7 seconds off the app's camera platform, and you can upload them to the surrounding area's database. You can set a mileage on how far (1-7 miles) you want to see other people's oinks (pictures or videos that they uploaded). It works by using your phone's GPS and sets a radius around you. Sort of like how the popular app Yik Yak does it. People say it is similar to the app Fade, and I will agree it is. But this app will be for anyone in the surrounding area, not just for students of SIU. So yes, regular residents of Carbondale can use it too. You can also you use it back home as well, and I encourage you to do so!
Please provide a description of your App in 500-1,000 words. Be sure to include at least 1) what it does, 2) why people will want it (benefits), and 3) how you will sustain it (explain business model).
1) Like I said before, O!NK is going to be a social media app. In a basic sense, it is a mix of two popular apps, Snapchat and Yik Yak. You open the app, and it takes you to the app's camera page, where you can snap a picture or record a video up to 7 seconds long. After, you can upload it to the area's database. You can set how far you want people to see your oinks, or how far you want to see other peoples oinks, ranging from 1-7 miles. (Once again to clarify, an oink(s) is a picture or video someone recorded and uploaded).
Aviation student from SIU. From Chicago northwest suburbs. Like to make apps as a hobby.