Client: Blincam Inc.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Date & Duration: July 2016
3 months

Project Link:

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Services rendered:
  • Custom CMS
  • Website design and development

Shota Takase and I first met when working on a business card allocation application called Verica, he as the project manager and myself as a PHP engineer. Takase-san had just finished working as project manager on 'The Ghost in the Shell Realize Project' and mentioned that a combination of that experience and missing the opportunity to take a photo of his daughter's first steps (due to fumbling around in his pockets for his camera), had given him an idea.

Once the Verica project was over, Takase-san lead a small team to bring this idea into reality and Blincam was born. Blincam is a camera which can attach to any pair of glasses and allows for photos to be taken by a strong wink, ensuring the user never misses the moment to take a great snap. As the Blincam phone application only allowed users to manage photos on their device, I was given the task of producing a website which allowed users to manage their shared photos as well as browse public photos from others.

The project was entirely funded by crowdfunding, where on over 1,300 people pledged a total of over 26 million yen. It was a great experience to work with a small team and experience the journey from initial concept to exhibiting at Tech Crunch 2016 in San Francisco.

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The Blincam development team
Thanking the backers
Team meeting
Exhibiting at Tech Crunch
Ex Kings Legend John Salmons