gocam selfie

gocam touchless selfie camera app

Happy? Click! Sad? Click! Hungry? Click! Angry? Click! To all the selfie addicts out there, who just love clicking their photographs in every mood possible, your life has now been made easier by Crunchfish, a Swedish start-up.

The Swedish Start-up has come up with a unique app which lets the user take selfies or photographs of themselves without even touching the screen of their Smartphone. The application uses touchless technology for making this possible. Photographs can be taken from a distance of up to 3m.

This unique app has been appropriately named GoCam for iOS devices.  By using gestures to control your camera, the app provides an amazing camera for taking selfies and groupies without touching your phone screen. Now the user doesn’t need to rush into her favourite pose or hold it for long time intervals just to get that perfect click. With GoCam, you just have to set your phone and click a photograph whenever you are ready with the app intelligent detect your gesture and click the photo.

In order to function properly, the mobile app accesses all the photographs on your Smartphone. To allow this, the user will have to go to settings, then click privacy, then select photos and then finally click GoCam.

The app is currently available only for iOS users. It can be downloaded free of cost right now but the offer is valid only for a limited time duration. The app was released on July 1, 2014 and is 24.9 MB in size.

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Crunchfish, the company behind the app is based in the southern Swedish city of Malmo. It has a vision of simplifying interaction with mobile devices by providing a more intuitive touchless interface. The start-up was founded in 2010. Gesture recognition is considered as one of the best innovations made by the company till date. The company was even awarded as 2013 Red Herring 100 Europe Winner and recognized as a cutting edge technology company.

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The company boosts that GoCam is the very first touchless camera application in the market with video recording, which allows the user to record videos touchless. The app lets the user capture spontaneous moments and then make the photos personal with filters and editing tools before sharing it with friends and family.

The app requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  GoCam has been specially optimized for iPhone 5.

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