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July, 23th, 2012 The story behind million moments (latter part)


This post continues from the former part of the story behind million moments. The previous post is here > The story behind million moments (former part)



My target users are people who don't want to spend time on editing.

--gokaichi(gk)   Is the app meant for female users?

--aki   No, that wasn't in my mind. I wanted to take in the design that could be accepted regardless of the gender. Ladies do like natural taste, but so do men. For example, men like brands such as Ikea and Muji just as women do. So I didn't really target female users. It just turned out to be that way as the result of pursuing design that can satisfy everyone.

--gk   Then for who was this app meant for?

--aki   The main target is busy people who like taking pictures, and those who have something they love to take a shot of. People who have time take time to do editing and sorting. They arrange their pictures as they like, but I think there are many people who just wish to look back pictures in easy way, simply by just importing the pictures." So in short terms, I would say my main target users are people who don't want to spend time on editing.

--gk   I do see many photos that are manually elaborated these days.

--aki   Right. There are many apps that create collages, but to make it really look good, it does require time and a good sense of art. So after some tries, people stop using them. I couldn't find a good app that allows anyone to make elegant pictures.

--gk   There are so many apps with cute stamps and cool effects, but I think the fact that this app is liked by so many people without such frills is amazing.



You took all the pictures, so you should be able to enjoy all of the pictures yourself.

--aki   So again, I wish people who want to store the pictures of things they love would find this app useful.

--gk   Got it. And I think people who take pictures, but do nothing with them should try this app also. Such people may feel fine just leaving the pictures as they are, but I want to shout out "Try it. It's good to look them back when they are organized in an album."

--aki   Actually, it's a nice way to look back at pictures you don't want to share on Facebook or Twitter. There are pictures you want your friends to "like", but there are pictures you would want to keep to yourself only. You took all the pictures, so you should be able to enjoy all of the pictures yourself, regardless of whether you've posted them on SNS or not.

--gk   I agree. The latest photo apps are all going social. That's not bad, but not all of my pictures are meant for my friends, and it's good to have an app that can keep my memory for myself. The main objective of this app is not to share, but to look back yourself.

--aki   Of course, when you do look back, you will find for sure the pictures you want to share with your friends again.

--gk   Hey, that's a good wrap up. I admit. You need both, recalling and sharing.



Take a lot of pictures, import them, and browse them every day.

--gk   Okay, can you give me a message to our readers?

--aki   You should be able to enjoy million moments more by adding more pictures to your albums. I wish you would cherish your memory with the app by taking a lot of pictures, importing them, and browsing them every day with million moments.

--gk   I'd like to add that this app is made by the team members who love to use the app themselves. The small improvements are still needed, but in overall, we are confident that this app should help you cherish and enjoy memories stored in your handset.

--aki   Our engineers were also proud to deliver this app to the market.

--gk   I don't know how much my pride is worth, but I can guarantee that we all were in love with this project.

--aki   Perhaps we were in love because we gave a good codename, "Torzho", to this project! (It means "I'm gonna take more pictures with this")

--gk   Hey, that's supposed to be our secret!


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I hope you enjoyed our interview. Aki, who were so shy to have a camera facing her while she talked, is now planning the next update of the app. Aki is keen to add more improvements to make the app best suit for cherishing the precious memories of all the users. Please look forward to her coming actions.

From our next post, we will be sharing with you again the usage tips of million moments. See you!


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