See the world at the same one minute, once a day



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alex kwon — oneminute
Thank you so much siqi(@blader), ryan(@rrhoover), for this hunt!

I initially thought of the concept while blankly staring at a monitor, wondering what’s happening around the world at that very moment. There simply was no way to instantly view the visual status of the world. oneminute is the answer to the curiosity I once had.

In ‘oneminute', you get a daily notification and only get 1 minute to capture a ‘raw' slice of your everyday life.
In return, you get to enjoy a global feed of spontaneous moments.

oneminutes from all around the world get ‘frozen’ into the app (a frozen camera.. get it? :)

we spent a lot of time designing a care-free photo sharing experience that looks and feels different.
- anonymity: you can capture a more honest reflection of your everyday life. (e.g. we had a user submit a picture of toilet paper while he/she was.. you know)

- narrow photos: with smaller photos, you care less about what you take a picture of. (inspired by Marc Hemeon’s blog post
- 3 likes: oneminute is cool, but 1 like is boring. you can give up to 3 likes per a photo

We hacked together oneminute (initially it was called 3minutes..not cool) during the Product Hunt hackathon back in October.

Ever since, we ran around gathering feedbacks from users, getting advice from amazing influencers to polish the product.

Product Hunt team @coreleyh @msccc and Ryan, of course have been extremely supportive. Huge thanks to you guys.

We have quite a few exciting features coming up around SXSW timeline (we got a booth at Startup Spotlight). so stay tuned!

Any questions professional, personal, are more than welcome. I'll have my eyes fixed on the monitor, hands glued to the keyboard all day, so give it a try. We will try to answer all questions in 'oneminute.'

oneminute team

special thanks to
@blader for super helpful feedback on the product, especially camera ux
@rrhoover @msccc @coreleyh for being the VIP beta users
@MengTo for teaching me sketch through design + code
@hemeon for the inspiring blog post
@tarongh for Tailor app. we use it daily to stitch the oneminutes and post on twitter(
Ryan Hoover — Founder, Product Hunt
Congrats, @alexyoungkwon, and respect for giving "special thanks" to others that have helped, directly and indirectly. Love that. 😄
alex kwon — oneminute
@rrhoover Yea! learned from your blog post before about 'giving credits' oneminute' is almost too product hunt-y! :-) born from PH hackathon, polished by the community, amplified by tools recommended from PH!
Corley — COO @ Product Hunt
I would recommend giving this a try. The best thing about it - it takes less than one minute to 'play'. It is interesting to see what others are doing at the same time, but it is also interesting to see your pictures over time.

I've said this to @alexyoungkwon, but I'll say this here, too - I would like to be able to have a group function where it was a group of friends or a team that you were building this shared picture-history with.
alex kwon — oneminute
@corleyh Thank you for the feedback! We are considering options around several 'additional' oneminute notification methods (location based, etc) for high-score users who clearly love receiving oneminutes.

We believe push-notification is a very effective way to notify users, but at the same time very sensitive since it can be quite intrusive.

This is just one of several feedbacks from you and PH team, and we really appreciate it!
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