We introduced you to the Revolution Mosaic App in March when it was just a concept crowdsourcing its funds from Kickstarter. Since then, its founder Ian Tuason, has gone on to raise the money needed, and launched the iPhone app in the iTunes App Store today.
Revolution Mosaic is a unique app in that it has a specific, and somewhat finite, purpose. At least for the time being. The app aims to crowdsource 360,000 photos from its users, and use them to create one mosaic image. The final image used to create the mosaic will also be chosen from the submissions.
So how is that photo going to be chosen?
Once 360,000 photos are submitted, one photo will be chosen to form the final mosaic image. Who will choose the photo? All of you, that’s who. The app will showcase the top 100 photos based on creativity, beauty, and its depiction of our mobile generation. The top 100 photos will then be showcased in the app for you and everyone to vote on.
The photo chosen will be used to create a 48″ by 72″ mural poster, which will be available for purchase through the app, the app website and in commercial art galleries around the world.
The app itself makes it easy to submit and view photos. With the inbuilt camera you can either take the shot directly within the app, or choose a photo from your camera roll. The idea is, of course, to submit photos taken using your phone only.
As photos are uploaded you can view them in a mosaic, and can zoom in, pan etc. to see all of the images. So far, about 300 photos have been submitted, with Kickstarter backers gaining early access to the app.
Once you’ve uploaded your image, you have the option to share it on Facebook. Give it a little bit of time, and then you should be able to view your photo(s) in the mosaic.
There are some terms and conditions worth reading before submitting your images. Photos submitted can’t have been previously published, and your photos may be shared on the Revolution Mosaic Facebook and Twitter accounts, and could be used to market the concept.
If you’re looking for any sort of glory, this isn’t the app for you. Submissions are entirely anonymous with no credit going to the photographers for their images.
While this isn’t ideal, it suits the concept of the app, and that is to turn user submissions into one iconic image, “a collection of all our perspectives joined together.”