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Introducing Bothie!

Inspired by a thousand pictures of stone henge, sunsets on the beach, and beautiful architecture with nobody in them, Bothie helps you add a personal touch to all your pictures.

Bothie puts you into your photos.

When you're next on holiday and wish you could show your own reaction to the crazy things you're seeing, or the beautiful sunsets, or the delicious food... Bothie will save the day!

How do we kill it, Ash?

If something's revolting, show us your grimace!

If something's beautiful and special and you're sharing it with someone - at last* you can capture yourselves and your experience in the same shot!

*I discovered that the new HTC One M8 might provide this out of the box. I guess other Android manufacturers will follow suit, so it's just possible this will be a standard feature in years to come. But for everyone else who isn't using the latest and greatest, help is at hand! ;)

Bothie is an experimental app I started developing during a wet weekend in February. A day or so of development later I put it down and didn't come back to it for at least 6 months. Eventually, in mid-September I picked it up again, planning to finish it off. I ended up completely rewriting it (of course!)

It's simple to use, although it needs a little more development and integration before it's ready for the Play Store. I'm releasing it in alpha - and I'd appreciate your feedback if you come across issues.

How do I download Bothie?

You can download it to your Android phone using the QR code below.

Just make sure that under Settings / Security, you've enabled the Unknown sources checkbox to allow your phone to download apps from outside the Play Store.

Don't get too close!
How do I use bothie?
  1. Fire up bothie and point your phone at what you're taking a picture of.
  2. Press take, and bothie will photograph what it can see out the back-facing camera.
  3. Then bothie will switch to the front-facing camera, and you can press take again to take your selfie.
  4. Bothie will combine both into an image and place that into your phone's gallery for you to share as you like.

Can I see the source?

Yes, soon! I'm tidying it up a little before I make the github repo public. In the meantime, please enjoy bothie!

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