Foundbite version 1.4 brings quite a large number of changes to the app including commenting and notifications to mention a few. One of the changes you'll probably notice first though is another new capture process. This post should hopefully explain some of the changes, and the reasons behind them.
What was wrong.
The capture process is probably the most important part of the app, since that's where all the content comes from and it's always been quite difficult to design due to pre-existing behaviours we all have to capture images and video on our phone. The last thing I wanted to be doing was putting people off capturing their memories using Foundbite because they couldn't work out how to use it.
From a development perspective as well, the capture page had become really bloated and I'd estimate was the source of 90% bugs - again, far from ideal.
Version 1.3 added two distinct modes for capturing foundbites; a compose mode where you could import and number of images from the camera roll and then add sound to them and the original simultaneous mode that allowed you to capture sound and a number of images at the same time.
Version's 1.3's changes were popular and an improvement, but from comments and user testing it still wasn't the easiest experience and the simultaneous mode still caused sound to stutter when a photo was taken. My attempt at a tutorial was pretty poor in retrospect as well - too much text!
Back to basics.
Bearing the above in mind, I ripped the capture process down to it's most basic form, importing/capturing a single image and then adding a sound to it straight after. What resulted looks like this (bit of a blurry picture I know):