CallSnap – can’t take the call? App auto replies with pictures!
May 31, 2013 11:12 AM –
CallSnap is an innovative and expressive way of replying to inconvenient phone calls. Essentially, if you have a call you just can’t take (for whatever reason) you can quickly snap a picture of what you are doing and send it to the caller. If you’re a busy adventurer, socialite, gig-attendee or patron to any other pre-occupational activity, this is a very cool way of informing friends that you can’t talk right now. Read on for more of an explanation and review…
Tested on: Nexus 4
Pros & Cons:
- Easy to use!
- Nice interface!
- Great innovation!
- Personal and expressive!
- If you can’t take a call, you might not also be able to take a picture and send it…
CallSnap is an original and fresh new idea that lets you send a picture message to people trying to call you. A classic example might be if you’re in a night club or attending a music concert. You friend is calling you at a bad time as you’re not going to be able to hear them properly, but CallSnap lets you respond in a fresh and innovative way. When the call comes through, simply slide to send an automated text message which states “Busy right now. CallSnap photo on the way!” Then, just take a picture of your activity (or use a snap from your gallery) and this pic is then sent to your friend.
The app is extremely simple to use; just slide, snap and send. Arguably you can perform the same function without the app, but then this does make the process easier. There are many Android features that already let you send automated text messages but this makes your responses more personal and immediate. Considering summer is upon us and we’re entering music festival season, this is a smart and modern way of interacting with friends and family.
One downside I noted was that, if you can’t take a call at any given time, you might not also be able to take a picture and send it using the app. If you’re cooking for example (hands covered in flour), then you cannot answer a call or respond with a picture, regardless of how simple the process is. That said, if you’re about to eat dinner, a quick pic of your meal is probably enough to tell the caller that you’re about to tuck in. With many kids and college students taking exams at the moment, revision sessions are very common right now. If you have a distracting call come through, you can easily just take a picture of your Chemistry text books and I’m sure your friend will get the message.
I think there are lots of applications for CallSnap but I’m not sure how often people would actually use it. For a regular concert-goer or festival bunny however, this is a great concept that’s perfect for the season. One thing you’ll be pleased to hear is that it’s free to download, so definitely give it a go!
Watch on Mobile
CallSnap – Sample messaging interface
CallSnap – Main page
CallSnap – Demo, send pic
CallSnap – Pic quality
CallSnap – Keep pictures
CallSnap – Studying pic
CallSnap – Send MMS
CallSnap – Take pic and crop
CallSnap – Gallery
CallSnap – Options
There are times when you just can’t take a call. It might be that you will not be able to hear the caller or that deep down you know they will only distract you from something you are doing. CallSnap resolves this very 21st century problem with just a couple of swipes and a snap.
There are few other useful features too, like the ability to adjust picture quality and keep a log of pictures taken. Perhaps you can create some useful ‘stock’ pictures. In the pics above I created one for breakfast and one for studying, but you can create whatever you need quite easily.
Ease of Use:
The app is clearly designed for ease-of-use. Just swipe to send the preset message. The camera automatically opens and you can take a pic of what you are doing. When done, the app sends the pic to the caller. It’s irreducibly simple.
I think this is something you’re not going to use all that often, unless you get lots of calls and attend lots of concerts (for example), although saying that, there could be lots of further applications for this that could make it more useful.
The interface is quite minimal but looks very sharp and well designed. It’s created to be easy to use and the UI reflects that really well.
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