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Hi Guys! First of all, a massive thanks to @robjama for the post. Being here again as we released Comet 2.0 only a few hours ago on the App store and the Play Store is just thrilling! In less than a year, our user base has grown organically and we have been in touch with our users, A LOT. They shared interesting though obvious new stuff, mainly about their whole photo experience on mobile : 1. Their phones are completely full of similar / blurry / badly framed photos that are useless 2. Gathering photos after an event is simply impossible as everybody promise...but doesn’t send anything 3. Even with, let’s say, 4367 photos and 143 videos on their phones, they do nothing with them afterwards AND most of all, managing all that manually is an impossible mission. So what if an AI could help in all these situations? Comet is the first smart personal photo assistant on mobile that manages your photos for you and with you, with a full privacy policy. Comet integrates an AI called « NAVI » which acts like a real assistant and tells you when you can do something with your photos. NAVI detects the similar / blurry photos and can delete them if you want, so you finally clean your phone. NAVI detects when you attend an event and create automatically a collaborative album. If NAVI detects there are several persons at your event, NAVI asks you to add members. NAVI is based on a powerful deep learning model which is improving everyday. We will be able to add new features soon that will push further the « assistant role » of Navi like dealing the photo gathering for you or making relive your old photos…all that in a simple and design-oriented app. If you have some ideas, don’t hesitate to shoot them in the comments. Please let us know what your think! Happy to answer to all your questions.
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@mathieuspiry @robjama So is this geared toward Pros, Advance amateurs, or consumers.
@mlsj1 @robjama We built an app geared to anyone who’s ever taken pictures on mobile & looking to manage easier its photos.
@mathieuspiry @robjama Great UI, I really like the app and what it seeks to do. I keep all my photos in Google Photos, so I'd love to see a Google integration, as I download a lot of wallpapers on my phone and need to separate them out into albums, as well as screenshots and gifs. It would be super helpful with Google Photos.
Love the idea of a smarter photo app! I just came back from a trip and took a bunch of photos. I had to delete a lot while digging for the best ones and manually organize them. Glad to see that there's an app for that. The trend of smarter apps for our smartphones is going to be an interesting one to watch this year.
@mathieuspiry to address the elephant in the room: why would I use this over Google Photos? It seems the one thing this might have over Google is that it deletes blurry photos to save space. But when everything is backed up to the cloud for free, a couple blurry photos don't really bother me. Google can also organize and share and tag, etc.
@alteredorange Good question. In Comet, the AI acts like a proactive assistant. It's here to help the user truly manage his photos by suggesting him to do some actions depending on its behavior. For instance, in the Gallery tab, the AI detects the duplicates, the blurry photos, soon the badly framed photos, (so basically all the useless photos) and it suggests to delete them in order to free up space instantly & display the photos in a better way. In the Albums tab, the AI detects when the user attend an event and suggest to create a collaborative album so he can regroup all the photos in one place effortlessly. And soon, the AI will also detects the « photos of interest » that are forgotten and will display them (in many difference ways) after a while in order to revive old memories. Moreover, we believe that apps should empower users keeping their data safe. In Comet, the AI works locally, all your data stay on your phone and on your phone only.
@mathieuspiry gonna have to go with @alteredorange. While the remove dups and blurry photos is nice to have, I have a hard time seeing how this could pull me away from Google Photos since Google Photo has a pretty intelligent assistant that creates clean albums(that are dup free, location & date based and ready to share), collages, animated gifs & videos. Top that off with unlimited cloud storage of raw files since I have the Pixel. From a technical standpoint, I totally appreciate what you have created, but from a potential user standpoint I struggle with adopting another tool to manage my photos and need strong value prop to make the switch... Maybe I am missing something?
@matsilva @alteredorange I guess that if you consider your data truly private, you could make the switch because at Comet, "our users are not the product". An then, the UX is completely different : the AI talks with you, suggest thinks to do and soon, it will get your friends' photos in a total new way that has never been done before (let's do some teasing ^^)
@mathieuspiry I do like the privacy idea... I'll give it a shot!
@alteredorange Ahah, yes please do! And let me know what you think (in DM if your prefer)
This looks pretty cool. I've just downloaded the app but it's asking for my mobile number. Why does it need that info?
@deanperry Hi, Comet has one big collaborative feature (and soon one more) = the collaborative album, so we need the phone number in order for you to invite and receive invites.