A new approach
What makes the apps designed by Pixendr team so special? We believe that current interfaces are already old fashion. The microstock agencies don’t seem to really understand the mobile photographers. Cluttered interfaces, endless typing, category selection, checkboxes, descriptions, input fields and other traps will make every decent user eventually run away. It is so fun to make good pictures and such a pain to sell them!
It is time for a change. We think we can use intelligence to reduce the user task drastically! Actually, we reduced user typing to zero in the uploading process. Do you have categories on your stock platform? They can be automatically selected too based on image recognition. Do you need a model release for images with people? Face recognition can automate this. The outcome of this can dramatically change the interface and how the photographer relates to your business with direct impact on quality and quantity of submitted images. User retention increases also dramatically as a result of this. The only question that remains is “Can you handle it?”
To illustrate how is currently designed the upload process, let’s have a look of some big players in microstock:
Shutterstock’s app has so many input fields that they won’t fit on the screen. You need to scroll to fill them all.
Fotolia will drag you through 5 different screens including a painful keywording screen.
Dreamstime has 2 screens for commercial images that need model release and 1 screen for the rest. They still require 3 fields of typing.
123RF has 3 mandatory screens including a painful keywording one.
The current (and already) old model used by agencies
How is currently designed the upload process in microstock mobile apps (we name here the agencies that are not primary mobile platforms).
The Pixendr revolutionary model
Keywording, face detection, adult content filtering, description, category selection and upload itdelf are silently done in the background