For my Design Tool Studio project, I paired up with Eve Weinberg .
We will be making a screen recorder that makes timelapse videos and then emails you a copy that is instagram-ready, so you can open the email on your phone and share.
Each of us did some research on existing apps, similar to one we want to work on.
|Existing App||pros||cons||Time Lapse|
|Jing||Nice ideas for minimal interface||bad design||no|
|Debut||lots of file formats and encoder options, centers recording on the cursor, integrated with social media – directly posts for you||no indication that the app is running, accidentally hit stop when wanted to check on the recording, UI suxxx||yes|
|LiceCap||does GIFs well, super simple||only gifs||no|
|ScreenFlick||shows the recording box. Has icon in iOS nav bar. allows you to pause. Exports to gif, YT, or QT||The time lapse didnt work, or was not idiot proof||yes|
|SnapzProX2||many options, b&w filter, user can pick how many frames per second after the recording||hard to stop the recording||yes|
- still to consider: how many FPS to record? 24 vs 2