With the onrush of video and photo sharing applications, most notably Instagram and Facebook on the photo front, and Vine, Viddy, Klip, Burst on the video front, why is it still impossible to see the world?
I want an app to show me what it looks like when the Eiffel Tower first comes into view, after a long walk through a maze of Parisian streets. What does it look like en route to Machu Picchu? Whom do you encounter along the way?
Instagram is a fantastic application. There's no denying it. But, when you fire it up, this is what you see:
Now while this is fun content, it does not help me to see the outside world, e.g. Tokyo streets, or Victoria falls in Africa. With 1.5b smartphones in the world, surely someone is going to Tokyo for a well-deserved vacation and wants to share it with me.
I'm going to sketch this application out further, but for now, let's call "sight". Here's a splash: