Take a pass on Scopy iPhone app’s confusing interface

Jan 27, 2011
Tech

One could argue as to why someone would pay 99 cents for an app when there is a lot of similar apps that offer the same service free. Let’s take a closer look at Scopy, then. I’m not sure what you’re supposed to do on the interface. I would have thought this app was for […]

One could argue as to why someone would pay 99 cents for an app when there is a lot of similar apps that offer the same service free. Let’s take a closer look at Scopy, then. I’m not sure what you’re supposed to do on the interface. I would have thought this app was for taking photos and posting them on a Twitter account. But when you get to the app, you have a tab controller where it has buttons for “Timeline,” “People,” “Search” and “Settings.” The “Camera” button doesn’t appear until you hit the “Timeline” button. It should be on the main screen!

It shows all the pics I’ve posted to my account, regardless if I used Scopy or not. For instance, the last pic it shows me is one I took with TweetPic, a competitor. But then it shows me pictures I’ve never seen before.

I don’t see the need for this app. I will say, though, that its website is nice. It gives ample room to your photo, shows how many viewers have seen the photo, and allows me to comment on it, like or dislike it, and favorite it. It also has a scroll bar for recent pics I uploaded.

One of Scopy’s competitors is Twitpic (free). To compare the two,  I uploaded a pic through my iPhone via its email link, and it took almost 20 minutes to appear on my Twitter account, whereas Scopy was instantaneous. So much for free, eh? There are some nice photo effects you can apply to the photos you take such as: Vintage, Noir and Golden, to name a few.

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