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APPS Round 4: Camera vs Pushbullet
« on: Dec 11, 2014, 01:18 am »
A groundbreaking piece of technology and an underdog newcomer battle it out in this round of the Apps division.

On the one hand we have Camera, the cause of Blackberry's survival and downfall. Easy access to instant digital imaging on portable devices has brought us some wonderful things, some fantastic and some not as much. Assign as you will such novelties as selfies, cat videos. It allows us to record choreography and take instant snaps of the prop table. Of course it also can show us things we don't want to see, such as the events that led to ongoing race protests & riots in the US. Regardless of its output, one cannot deny that Camera is a mighty force to be reckoned with.

Across the court we find tiny Pushbullet, (pushbullet.com) possibly the least well-known competitor in this entire tournament. Much like the SM facilitates communication between production departments, Pushbullet allows your many devices to talk to each other via a shared wifi connections. Need to keep your phone in your bag in rehearsal? PB will send your incoming text messages to your laptop screen. Want to know when your ASM has finished the backstage checklist? PB can pop up a notice wherever you like when they save their copy of the list. A small feature, perhaps, compared with what Camera has done for us. However, sometimes a small feature can make all the difference, and it only takes one point difference to win a match.

Match runs through midnight EST at the end of Sunday Dec 14.