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MacRumors
Oct 22, 2012, 11:01 AM
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Photobook and calendaring service Mixbook (http://www.mixbook.com) has launched a new photo book product designed for the iPhone. The product, called Mosaic (http://heymosaic.com/), takes photos from the iPhone's camera roll and turns them into a 7" square physical photo book, designed to make gifting unique photo books quick and easy.

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The idea is similar, in a way, to Apple's Cards app; users take photos on the iPhone, combine them into a unique product, and then it's printed and shipped within a few days. The team behind the product believes that users will order their photo books for smaller events, instead of the more traditional weddings and births that people typically order photo books to commemorate:
People don't want to spend 10 hours building a book about a day at the park with friends, it just doesn't make sense. But if it only took 60 seconds, then something really great happens. It becomes a no brainer. It becomes something you do time and time again.

Mosaic is more than just an app. It is the complete experience. It's the app, it's the book itself, it's the packaging, it's everything. We are leaving no stone unturned.
Mosaic will be available from HeyMosaic.com (http://heymosaic.com) soon.

Article Link: Gift a Photo Book for $20 With 'Mosaic', Right From the iPhone (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/10/22/gift-a-photo-book-for-20-with-mosaic-right-from-the-iphone/)



slicecom
Oct 22, 2012, 11:06 AM
I still don't want a book about my day at the park with friends.

AppleMactablet
Oct 22, 2012, 11:15 AM
Cool idea-At $20 bucks I think about it At $15 this would be a steal

ltnuke
Oct 22, 2012, 11:20 AM
What exactly is the story here? There is an app called Keepsy (http://www.keepsy.com/) that already allows you to create a photo book.

damitssam
Oct 22, 2012, 11:46 AM
Ok Macrumors, how much did you get paid to write this article. Fess up.

Appleseeds
Oct 22, 2012, 12:04 PM
I still don't want a book about my day at the park with friends.

Gee guess what. Don't download the app and don't buy a friggen book. The world really doesn't revolve around you, no matter what your momma tells you.

Mike Oxard
Oct 22, 2012, 12:15 PM
Ok Macrumors, how much did you get paid to write this article. Fess up.

It it wrong of them to do this sort of thing? The article is in the iOS Blog section, look at any other blog and people are endorsing products and services, so I think it's ok, as long as it stays away from the front page.

SBlue1
Oct 22, 2012, 12:42 PM
I still don't want a book about my day at the park with friends.

maybe I want? ;)

SgtPepper12
Oct 22, 2012, 01:09 PM
This is exactly the kind of "out of the box" creativity that I hate so much nowadays. They label it "unique" although there is nothing unique about this.

Lukkee24
Oct 22, 2012, 01:28 PM
This is quite interesting, and I might consider buying one for an upcoming birthday - if it's available in the UK.

Appleseeds
Oct 22, 2012, 01:33 PM
This is exactly the kind of "out of the box" creativity that I hate so much nowadays. They label it "unique" although there is nothing unique about this.

Oh wow. Well I am sorry your app for this same idea wasn't approved.
Better luck next time :rolleyes:

Noisemaker
Oct 22, 2012, 01:40 PM
It it wrong of them to do this sort of thing? The article is in the iOS Blog section, look at any other blog and people are endorsing products and services, so I think it's ok, as long as it stays away from the front page.

Yes, actually. It is. When you turn on a news channel on TV, you expect to get honest news - not a commercial under the guise of being news. MacRumors has ads for commercials. That's where advertisements belong - not disguised as a news article.

Just because others are guilty of the same thing, it doesn't make it ok.

Now we'll have the editor pop in to say that they weren't paid, just posted it because they thought it was nifty, etc. I don't buy that for a second.

Oh wow. Well I am sorry your app for this same idea wasn't approved.
Better luck next time :rolleyes:

Why does his statement of it being an uncreative gift warrant that response? He's obviously against the idea of giving something that's meant to look nice, but take no forethought whatsoever. How does that get you to assume he is just mad that he didn't do it first?

Some people actually enjoy giving gifts that they put time and thought into, rather than something that they can throw a few bucks at and have done in 60 seconds.

mrfrosty
Oct 22, 2012, 01:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by slicecom
I still don't want a book about my day at the park with friends.

maybe I want? ;)

Why would you want a book about somebody else's day at the park with their friends ?

Noisemaker
Oct 22, 2012, 01:52 PM
Why would you want a book about somebody else's day at the park with their friends ?

Seriously. That's some serial killer ****, right there.

CGagnon
Oct 22, 2012, 02:15 PM
Their website is very nice. Love when people take the time to write beautiful HTML.

maccompatible
Oct 22, 2012, 02:56 PM
Seriously. That's some serial killer ****, right there.

No, the serial killer would be the one that spends hours making a photobook about the day at the park.

tomashi
Oct 22, 2012, 03:03 PM
nice that you can do it from the iphone but doesn't look like it has much editing options (each page looks the same, static and boring) i'm talking about the size and number of photos you can put on each page

Noisemaker
Oct 22, 2012, 03:48 PM
No, the serial killer would be the one that spends hours making a photobook about the day at the park.

You're right.

Even a serial killer would be more creative and put more thought and care into a photo book.

camman564
Oct 22, 2012, 06:22 PM
Hope they don't get sewed for copying iPhoto, it could ruin the business ;)

Trius
Oct 22, 2012, 09:19 PM
Yes, actually. It is. When you turn on a news channel on TV, you expect to get honest news....

You expect honest news on TV? :rolleyes:

iGrip
Oct 22, 2012, 09:45 PM
Image (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/10/22/gift-a-photo-book-for-20-with-mosaic-right-from-the-iphone/)


Photobook and calendaring service Mixbook (http://www.mixbook.com) has launched a new photo book product designed for the iPhone. The product, called Mosaic (http://heymosaic.com/),


Mosaic? Isn't that what turned into Netscape?

What's next, some new product called Compuserve?

ctdonath
Oct 22, 2012, 10:06 PM
Some people actually enjoy giving gifts that they put time and thought into, rather than something that they can throw a few bucks at and have done in 60 seconds.

And some people enjoy giving gifts that wouldn't happen at all if it took more than a few bucks or minutes.

There are plenty of events that I get good pictures of and would like to commemorate in a nice album but I just plain don't have the time to assemble - unless I can take advantage of a brief window of opportunity using my pocket tablet (I'm refusing to call them phones as they do so much more).

ThunderSkunk
Oct 22, 2012, 10:20 PM
Nice. I just finished a year-long wooden canoe restoration with my grandfather. It'll be nice to send him a good looking picturebook so he has something to show for all his hard work. $20 is cheap, and 4 days is fast. I'll try this out. Thx MR.


Internet geniuses, continue your whining.

ksgant
Oct 23, 2012, 05:32 AM
Gee guess what. Don't download the app and don't buy a friggen book. The world really doesn't revolve around you, no matter what your momma tells you.

Indeed, that guy thinks the world revolves around him when it so clearly revolves around me!

:D

s15119
Oct 26, 2012, 08:19 AM
Ok Macrumors, how much did you get paid to write this article. Fess up.

What makes you think they were paid. Have you some evidence to share?