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Design Specs

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Use Cases

  • Tom wants take a photo and selects the Camera app
  • Tom can easily see a preview and when he's ready to take a photo, presses the shutter button to snap a photo
  • All of Tom's photos are stored in the Gallery
  • Tom has the ability to digitally zoom in on his subjects by pinching
  • After a photo is taken, Tom has the ability to apply certain filters
  • Tom has the ability to turn the flash on (hardware dependent) for taking photos in the dark
  • Tom has the ability to toggle between the rear and front cameras
  • Tom wants to take a video instead of a photo and switches between the two modes by selecting the 'video mode'
    • In video mode, Tom is able to 'pinch-to-zoom' and then begins recording his video
    • Videos taken are saved in the Video app
  • When taking a photo, Tom sees certain basic functionality:
    • Auto-focus
    • Auto-exposure
    • Time stamp
    • Face detection
    • Auto-enhance
    • Geo-tagging
    • Resolution


Requirements

For cross reference see UI designs and status

Gaia v1
  • User launches the Camera app and has the ability to see a preview of what the subject and can snap a photo
  • Photos that are taken are saved to the Gallery in standard, default resolution (A X B resolution)
  • Gallery access is available directly from the Camera app's primary screen
  • User has the ability to apply 3 basic filters after taking a photo (filters, P2)
  • User has the ability to turn the flash on/off directly from the Camera preview screen (HW dependent, P2)
  • User has the ability to toggle between the front-facing and rear cameras (HW dependent, P2)
  • User has the ability to toggle between mode: Video [or] Photo
  • Videos that are taken are saved to the Video app for to be played/managed/deleted
  • The Camera app has the ability to auto-focus on the subject
  • User has the ability to crop photos after it's been captured
  • Storage of photos will default to on-board flash memory (storage size TBD) and user will have the option to select the SD card slot as alternative storage
    • Settings will incorporate the option to manage the memory usage of apps and cached data
  • Thumbnail creation of all photos taken for the Gallery
  • Record Metadata/exif data for photos taken
  • Encoding formats:
    • Video: H.264
    • Audio: AAC
  • Default resolution (camera sensor hardware dependent)
Gaia v2
  • User has the ability to digitally zoom into a subject in the Camera mode.
  • User has the ability to select focus area by tapping on preview.
  • User has the ability to zoom into a subject in Video mode and then begin filming
  • The Camera app has the ability to auto-detect the amount of light and adjust the exposure sensitivity
  • The Camera app has the ability to auto-enhance an image right after it's been taken
  • The Camera app offers the option to geo-tag all photos taken based on the user's GPS location
  • The Camera app offers facial recognition in the preview mode before taking a photo
  • User has the option to select between multiple resolutions
    • Specific resolutions TBD

Development

Source code on Github

Security Review

The security review of this app can be found here.