OKDOTHIS ($1.99) by OKDOTHIS is a micro social network that will cure you of your boredom. We all like taking photos, right? Why not turn photography into a game, with various tasks as your goal for an image? That’s exactly what OKDOTHIS does.
I get bored quite often, as I’m sure many of you do as well. So what do I do when I’m bored? Well, I usually have a list of things that I turn to normally, but sometimes I just want to try something new. While I was looking around the App Store, I stumbled upon this gem that combines my love for taking photos and trying new things. If this sounds like you as well, then this app could be the cure for your boredom woes, or even just give you some new inspiration for photography.
In order to use OKDOTHIS, you will need to create an account. This is done by either signing up with an email, or by using your Facebook or Twitter credentials. It only takes a few moments to set up, and once it’s done, you’ll be up and ready to go in no time.
OKDOTHIS features a very simplistic, clean interface that is easy to navigate. Like iOS 7, it’s flat with a plenty of whitespace and transparency, and an emphasis on visuals. The bottom will feature a tab bar with five options: feed, create DO, discover, activity, and profile. Even though the icons aren’t labeled, they’re pretty self-explanatory.
The first screen you will want to take a look at is the Discover. From here, you can see the featured categories and topics, along with featured dos, photos, and users. Underneath all of this will be the list of popular categories, or you can browse all categories by tapping on the button in the top left corner. Once you find a category that piques your interest, you can browse a list of “DOs” by recent, popular, and following (if anyone you follow who created a DO in this category as well). Find one you like, and you can see how many times it has been done by the community, as well as options to do this yourself, bookmark, or share with others.
When you attempt a DO, you can take a new capture or import from your photo library. If it’s imported, you can crop and scale it to best suit your needs. OKDOTHIS also has filters that you can apply to a photo, and you can actually choose to add multiple filters at once, without having to go back. This is pretty nice, and I wish more apps would do this.
The final step to your DO is to add an optional description, choose to publish to your photo feed, share it on social networks, and allow users to download your image. There are also options to save to camera roll (if it’s an original image) and save it with the attached DO.
If you would rather create tasks for the community to try, these just require the task, category, and whether it should be published and shared socially. Any shared DO can be liked, commented on, shared or downloaded (if they granted permission). You can even quickly capture your own moment for that DO by tapping on the camera button underneath it. If you receive likes or comments from the community, you’ll be notified in your activity tab.
Even though I’m sure that we’re all experiencing social network overload sometimes, I think the idea behind OKDOTHIS is neat. It’s also a great remedy if you are just bored and want to try something new with photography on your iPhone. It’s simple enough to use, and even though I’m just barely starting out, I’m going to be on this for quite some time. It’s a great source to cure boredom and get inspired at the same time, and it definitely doesn’t hurt to try something new and creative.