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25 08 07 Apple Store Glasgow

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After hering Mark and Mr W twittering away, I woke up early and decided to pop along to the new Apple Store that opened today and see if I could get a t-shirt.
This one was snapped with photobooth and quickly uploaded here from one of the macbooks in the store:

me photobooth apple glasgow


Here are my flickr photos tagged with applestoreglasgow
Not too much to say about the event nice to briefly catch up with Mark and Neil, shop looks as cool as a mac, crowd happy.
I was interviewed by a couple of Mark's pie crew who were making a podcast for The MacCast, I don't think I made much sense but it gave me an idea for the next post.
I ran some of the photos through the A N I M O T O online slideshow tool:

I must say I am a bit disappointed with animoto, the end result looks very slick, but I had nothing to do with that. The interface is excellent, good looking and easy to use. You just upload photos and the online app decides on all the crops and transitions, the only thing I did was choose the music (I didn't really spend much time on that).
Although this is a quick way to make slick shows there is a lack of creativity on the users part.


So did you get a t-shirt?
David Muir (Email) (URL) - 26 08 07 - 01:01

Hi David,
I did. Black with ‘ Buchanan Street’ in White.
John Johnston (Email) (URL) - 26 08 07 - 08:58

I was looking for a photo at the very least, John :-)
Dorothy (Email) (URL) - 26 08 07 - 15:29

Hi John, it’s Brad, one of the guys at Animoto. Thanks for your review of Animoto! As you noticed, we’re really focused on giving max production value to users with zero to no effort. Right now, the song you pick dictates everything about the visual presentation of your photos in your Animoto video. If you’re looking for a slower transitions try a slower song. If you’re looking for more energy, try a hip-hop type song. That said, we’re always looking for feedback so if you have specific ideas of ways we can improve our user experience please send them to feedback@animoto.com. We’re just getting started over at Animoto so don’t write us off just yet!
brad (URL) - 27 08 07 - 05:09

Hi Brad,
I was only really thinking of an educational perspective where I want my children to ‘make the effort’. I guess I could get them to make a song for their slideshow with garageband.
John (Email) (URL) - 27 08 07 - 07:12

I spotted you at the Apple store on someone’s Flickr post. Marlyn and I were going to try and go to the opening but couldn’t make it. We are going to SETT so hope to see you there and maybe get to take in the Apple store then. Did you buy anything?
Morag Macdonald (Email) - 28 08 07 - 20:11

hi Morag,
just got the t-shirt;-)
My current mac was born in 2000, so it needs replaced, but I’ll wait for leopard to save cash;-)
John (Email) (URL) - 28 08 07 - 22:11

Add to bookmarks. Now I will read more often!
grand-gambler.com (Email) (URL) - 01 04 10 - 01:58



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