The civic outreach must-have is coming soon – Prynt
You know how Post-It notes are the go-to paper tech of workshops, charrettes and reminder-a-thons everywhere. As great as they are, Post-It notes have limits – they are sheets of blank paper.
If, like me, you’ve ever waned to have photo post-it notes, you are in luck. Prynt, a smart phone printer, is going into production early next year.
The Prynt case is like an Otter Box with a little printer hidden inside. Users can print pictures taken or stored on on Android/Apple phones. The process takes about 30 seconds and voila – a little photo. Paper is 30 cents a sheet at this point in time and can be ordered from the app.
What are some of the ways to use?
- For Civic engagement, have participants take photos before the event.
- Using screen capture, participants can browse the web for examples of good/bad practices or to create a crowdsourced visual preference survey. This thing, after all, is worth a thousand words.
- Use the photos to depict landmarks on a map.
Prynt will be available on Kickstarter for $99 early next year. They also have an augmented reality aspect in the works. Watch the video on Tech Crunch here.
So how does this turn into a Post-It note? Easy – combine with “restickable glue sticks” glue (available for around $3 at hobby stores). Let’s hope Kickstarter starts offering gift cards!