Recently launched BlingEasy lets you “pimp out” and animate your photos and share them with your friends.
The system is surprisingly solid and is very easy to use. It’s one of those sites that you can happily mess around with for ages.
You can view the epic .gif I created here.
Joe Daley, the sites founder, filled me in with a bit more info.
I started the site around nine months ago, I hired a guy to help with the part of the code that saves the .gif, I knew this was an important piece of the project, the first version took a minute to save the photos, 2nd version 30 secs, still not good enough so we worked another 2 months and finally now it takes only 2 to 5 secs to save a photo.
I always tried to keep these things in mind when building blingeasy.
1. clean interface
2. easy to use and understand.
3. make it fast, fast, fast!
The flash editor was a huge challenge also, we had to optimize gifs as they are loaded so they load fast inside the editor and are not to big once they are placed on the photo.
really the whole project was a huge challenge mentally and physically, I basically had my mind made up I would not stop until it was done right. We went back to the drawing board many times to redo functions and code.
Duncan Riley covered BlingEasy with a blog post entitled “BlingEasy: So bad It’s Actually Good” and I’d have to agree with him. This website certainly isn’t for everyone but for the select few that this does appeal to I’m sure it’s a godsend.