When designing bitsofMine we kept our focus on the user experience and the user’s data.
In more detail, our current drivers are:
- The User Experience
- Keep everything simple
- Optimize for touch interaction
- Use a single timeline instead of a folder structure
- Make search meaningful
- Make important photos more prominent without hiding the rest
- The Data
- Make photo import automatic but keep the user in control
- Use all the sources that matter to the user
- Leverage context information
- Empower users to keep all their photos locally
- Empower users to utilize the cloud when they want to
- Above all: It’s the user’s data, not ours! We don’t want to lock the user in!