Throughout the semester, my IST 195 entrepreneurial idea, Scribbler, has evolved from being a mere vision to actually becoming a potentially real idea for an app. Specially formulated for the iPhone or iPad, Scribbler integrates the freedom to draw and the ability to share one's artwork with their peers via Facebook, Twitter, and Scibbler itself. Scribbler will include a number of effects, tools, colors, and texts to apply to each Scribble, similar to Photoshop.
Professor Rubin stressed about the importance of social networking in one of the class's lectures, which is why I wanted Scribbler to have special outlets that can be shared on other websites. But, Scribbler will be a public or private application, depending on the user's preference. Public is defined as being accessible for all users to view, comment, tag, etc., on other user's profiles. While private means that one can control who views, comments, tags, etc., on their profile. There are also blocking controls that allow one to block another user who do they do not want to have access to their profile.
Combining the concepts of the Draw Something and Drawing Pad Apple applications, Scribbler will allow its users to create their own drawings using their finger or a stylus against the screen. Scribbler will also incorporate most if not all professional imaging effects of Photoshop. Photoshop enables its users to transform images using professional effects, layering and masking, and illustrating tools. Each piece of artwork will be posted as a, "Scribble." Users can also use a Text tool to write captions or funny titles anywhere on the picture. There will also be the ability to draw on top of photographs and to add backdrops, similar to Photo Booth.
There are numerous apps designed for drawing, painting, sketching, and doodling. After much research, I found two applications that were close to succeeding, but did not make the cut to being like Scribbler. I found the app Squiggles after searching through the App Store under "art." Squiggles, is similar in name and in techniques used for the application. Users are able to choose a photo from their library and apply different effects or start with a blank canvas. A comment led me to research deviantART, a website and app that enables its users to surf through artists in categories of art, films, and literature.
Overall, I believe that my entrepreneurial idea would benefit a number of users. The app would be similar to extremely popular Instagram, but would incorporate all the Photoshop tools and social networking outlets galore! Although there is not one app identical to Scribbler, I do think that eventually one of the similar existing applications will update and evolve into what Scribbler could be. I definitely would need help in finding computer program developers to create the application, as well as people to run and keep the application updated and virus-free.