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Phil White
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Phil White
Courses Plus Student 9,519 Points

Help with idea please!

Hi All,

Basically I'm trying to work out a way that when i upload a picture from an app to a profile on a web site i can link several sites to the side of that originally uploaded picture and then you will be able to click on those links and they will take you to the 3rd party sites....

I need for it to be automated so every time you upload the image from the app to the site the 3rd party sites are automatically added to the side.

Is this possible?

Thanks for any help in advance!

Greg Kaleka
Greg Kaleka
39,018 Points

Hey Phil,

Can you explain a bit more what you're trying to do? I don't understand. Maybe an example would help?

As a user, I use Phil's Awesome App on my Android phone to upload a picture to my profile on _______ website.

Etc.

Cindy Lea
Cindy Lea
Courses Plus Student 6,485 Points

You can do the hot spots any way you want and can put anyhting you want in a hot spot: a name, link, picture etc.

Heres more info: http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/h/g/hotspot.htm

Heres an example website: goto the graphic with top,middle, bottom & click on top. It takes you to a different page with "top" displayed. Middle & bottom are programmed yet.

4 Answers

Phil White
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Phil White
Courses Plus Student 9,519 Points

Hey Greg,

I cant say too much because obviously I need to protect my idea but ill try to explain.

-I have a picture on my app -I upload that picture from the app to the profile on the site -When i upload that picture to the profile site several links will appear next to the uploaded picture -The links next to that picture take you to the individual third party sites

Can it be automated?

Does that make more sense?

Thanks

Greg Kaleka
Greg Kaleka
39,018 Points

Sorry Phil - not really possible to help without more specifics. You can absolutely generate links dynamically, using a back-end language like PHP/Ruby/Python, etc. The specific implementation will vary widely.

As general career advice, you should really worry less about people stealing your ideas. If your idea is so stealable that the moment you release the app / website someone will be able to take it and do it better than you did, you've already lost. Execution is what matters - not ideas.

Cindy Lea
Cindy Lea
Courses Plus Student 6,485 Points

You could almost do something in the same way an image map works for webpages. For example you can have a graphic background and on left side of uploaded picture put a box that has the company name in it then box under picture with another name then right side is a box with another name (dont have to use a box & can put in any name or link you want). When a user clicks in any portion of that box it takes you to a particular website you specify. Its like a hot spot.

Phil White
Phil White
Courses Plus Student 9,519 Points

Hi Cynthia,

I don't think were on the same page. i want the uploaded picture on the left and then i want links automated that are linked to the uploaded picture to appear on the right.

Phil White
Phil White
Courses Plus Student 9,519 Points

@GregKaleka is there anyway i can contact you in private and then i can explain better?

Cindy Lea
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Cindy Lea
Courses Plus Student 6,485 Points

It almost sounds like by adding these 3rd party sites you are bringing in sales pitches for the user to see before they can upoad the picture. A lot of sites do this. For example theres an online game where if you dont pay a monthly fee, they interrupt the game every dew minutes & show you advertising. In your case you can show the advertising first then load the picture after.

Phil White
Phil White
Courses Plus Student 9,519 Points

No its not like that. the 3rd party sites are not so much advertising but we'll have a similar theme to the picture that is uploaded.

Phil White
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Phil White
Courses Plus Student 9,519 Points

That's the problem Greg once i release my idea on here there are plenty of people capable of turning my idea into a realization and execute it very well. my idea is good i just need to get it made and then release it with the companies i'm partnering up with and then it has the strength to stand up to imitation.

I'm not sure I know exactly what you're trying to achieve here but is it necessary to have the links generated on the website? If all you want to do is share the image with a particular site then it sounds like an extra step you don't need. You can do that directly through the app. If those sites have their own apps (like facebook, whatsapp etc) then its even easier.

Uploading a photo from your phone then having to go to the site to get the links sounds a bit cumbersome.

Phil White
Phil White
Courses Plus Student 9,519 Points

Don't worry your not understanding what i'm trying to do lol thanks for the effort though