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Gudak Transforms iPhone into a Disposable Camera Gudak Transforms iPhone into a Disposable Camera

Gudak Transforms iPhone into a Disposable Camera

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The vivid yellow background and red title type bring to mind the packaging of Kodak products of yesteryear. And that's partly the point of Gudak, a device that uses an iPhone to re-create the disposable camera experience -- something thought to have become obsolete, given the ubiquity of smartphones outfitted with cameras.

Screw Bar, which created Gudak, has adorned the yellow background of the "label" with the following instructions:

"1 day/24 shoots available

Re-loadable after watching a full advertisement -- video

Wait up Full -- 3 days after you finish your roll to develop

Development process will not start unless you finish the roll

There is no PREVIEW!! Believe your instinct!! Have fun!!"

What that all means is that modern-day features available with smartphone cameras have been replaced by more traditional, even out-dated ones. In fact, the name of the app traces back to the term Gudagdali, a Korean word that translates as "outdated."

Gudak takes any form of instant gratification out of the process. There's not much of a viewfinder, so lining up shots can be difficult to begin with. And, as the instructions indicate, users have to wait three whole days to even see their photos.

By limiting the user to 24 photos in any given day, it's necessary to carefully select and compose shots. -- just like it used to be when a camera user was limited by 24 shots on most rolls of print film.

9to5Mac quotes the the folks at Screw Bar describing their product: "Gudak Cam has been designed to focus on Eastman Kodak’s Kodak Moment: 'moments to be remembered for a long time.'”

Consumers can buy Gudak Cam on Apple's App Store for $1.

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Jim Lillie

Jim began writing for newspapers and designing for publishing companies at a time when both industries were just beginning to make the switch from manual to digital platforms. Jim lives in Boulder, Colorado with his teenage son.

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