Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




BDFL - Memuneh
59189 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10421

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Topic # 223559 5-Oct-2017 21:25
Send private message quote this post

Received word from a NZ developer who created Pixal, so decided to post here in case some of you might want to try it.

 

 

Pixal is a camera app with a revolutionary way to organise your photos and videos. Share photos privately via our custom sharing technology called Pixal Sharing. Share photos ONLY with the participants of an event or album. Photos are locked so others can’t save or upload your photos to social media. It’s absolutely FREE so download and try it now. Available in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. 

 





Create new topic
1516 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 602


  Reply # 1878247 6-Oct-2017 07:43
Send private message quote this post

I wish them all success.

 

Can't help but be a bit sceptical though, 'revolutionary' is a big call, I'm not sure the world needs yet another photo organising/sharing app. Considering that "This creates its own private content network, using events based on the consumers calendar and social media activities." it's going to want a fair few access permissions, and how will they make a buck?  Bombard users with advertising?






2114 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1017


  Reply # 1878282 6-Oct-2017 08:50
Send private message quote this post

Yeah.

 

 

Version 1.32 can access: Calendar

 

     

  • read calendar events plus confidential information
  • add or modify calendar events and send emails to guests without owners' knowledge

Contacts

 

     

  • read your contacts
  • modify your contacts

Location

 

     

  • approximate location (network-based)
  • precise location (GPS and network-based)

Photos / Media / Files

 

     

  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

Storage

 

     

  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

Camera

 

     

  • take pictures and videos

Microphone

 

     

  • record audio

Other

 

     

  • receive data from Internet
  • view network connections
  • full network access
  • draw over other apps
  • prevent device from sleeping

 

"Photos are locked so others can’t save or upload your photos to social media." Yeah, right. I don't see it disabling screenshots.

 

"All images that are shared through Pixal go on the Hubs." What does *Pixal* do with your data and your photos and your contacts' data?

 

 


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39


UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.