Several friends have approached me with great ideas for mobile apps to develop together–apps that would meet unrealized needs in people’s lives and earn us a cool million dollars or so in the process. Our surefire plans for financial stability are often impeded by our collective lack of knowledge in the fields of software development and graphic design for mobile devices.
However, I may finally have an idea that will bring the fortune that would buy all of the cool points I want. First, some background:
As technology and culture barrel forward, there exists the need for humans to look back and appreciate where we came from. Nostalgia is powerful, as can be seen by the resurgence of 1950s fashion (Mad Men) and caveman sensibilities (Charlie Sheen). We pick the choicest parts of yesteryear and adopt them into our lives.
This may explain the massive popularity of Instagram, the service that enables users to take vintage-style photos (like the classic look in the urban landscape above) with their iPhones and share them on Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr. The service recently surpassed 4.25 million users.
Well, I’ve come up with five brand new photo styles, or filters, that I’m confident that Instagram would love to purchase from me at great cost. I’ve calculated that these filters will add at least 38% more sentimentality to Instagram users.
Consider this photo of the Cool Boys in Central Park.
The photo is cute, but my new filters could make it timeless. Let’s see how my ideas can add some old school to our picture. Continue reading