Gestures Captures Mobile Camera Simplicity

Gestures, a simplified interface app for mobile cameras, eliminates the use of  buttons and alternatively implements touch screen motions.

Previously a photographer, Cofounder Sung Kim set out to change the static camera interface for quick access. Frustrated by the overload of gimmicky features in current camera apps, Kim created Gestures to be the simplest to use.

“The window on the screen should be those moments in life that you want to capture. The more stuff you have on the screen, the more clutter and distraction you have from being in that moment,” said Kim.

A few of these key features?

  • Quick access to filters

“Since people love to apply filters, we’ve tried to make it as simple as possible. Usually you have to take the picture, crop it, apply the filter, and then share it. In our case you can apply the filter before or after taking the picture by simply scrolling up and down on the screen.”

  • Touch once to focus and capture

“This feature makes it more possible to capture those fleeting moments. It also encourages people to use manual focus over auto focus. The benefit is it adds natural depth and perspective into the pictures rather than having to use fake, blurred filters to mimic the perspective of a real human eye.”

  • Simplified touch screen language

Gesture commands on this app were designed to be easy to remember. Kim plans to implement the same motions and language into future products.

Currently, Gestures is running a Kickstarter campaign with a 10 thousand dollar goal through mid-November. Funding for this project will be used to develop an Android compatible version of the app as well as implement additional sharing features for social medias.

“All these camera apps out there are so focused on just following the footsteps of the previous generation camera interfaces,” said Kim.

“They’re not taking full advantage of modern touch screen capabilities. That’s what we’re trying to do.”

Follow Gestures to receive updates on its journey through launch and visit the Kickstarter campaign to view more features.

Jenna Clark

Jenna is an avid explorer and supporter of the DFW startup community. In addition to LAUNCH DFW, she works and volunteers for startup events around the city.