Realtime Visualization of Users Browsing Photos


Our latest experiment on Lomography Playground: a realtime visualization of users browsing photos.

Photos and users from around the world

Everytime a user looks at a photo on our website dots get added to this map: a pink dot symbolizes the position of the user, a blue dot the position of the photo (if the photo is geotagged, otherwise we can’t show it on the map) this user is looking at. Clicking on it will open the last photo seen in that position.

See it in action at and let us know what you think of it in the comments here! And just in case you missed yesterday’s experiment, take a look here (a new approach to showing all geotagged photos and LomoLocations).

written by recurving on 2010-12-01 in #news #relaunch #photos #playground


  1. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    This Is freaking amazing. I love it. So cool. I watched it for like 10 minutes lol

  2. disdis
    disdis ·

    really interesting!

  3. caromi
    caromi ·

    absolutely amazing! I love this!

  4. sibu_sen
    sibu_sen ·

    Whoa, this is ridiculously cool! :)

  5. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    crazy!! :)

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    Is it real ? Am I dreaming ? sqish-sqish (rubbing my eyes)... Ho my god ! You did it !!!!! YAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!

  7. stouf
    stouf ·

    Could we have a link to our own nearby in our home ? Pretty please ?

  8. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·


  9. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

    Very cool!

  10. nural
    nural ·

    wow cool!!!! I especially like the color coding of user and photos, but i guess i should try at a more decent hour, cos it seems like there is only 4-5 of us around right now, not enough dots!

  11. deprofundis
    deprofundis ·

    wow, it´s amazing!

  12. jblaze823
    jblaze823 ·

    Ummmm wow, awesome

  13. annelie
    annelie ·

    This is so much fun! Great idea :)

  14. recurving
    recurving ·

    @all: thanks for the nice feedback so far! @stouf: something similar to that will come – first we are trying to improve the general nearby feature, then bringing it to each home

  15. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    haha so funny :)) doesn't work on IE though for me. Fine with Firefox.

  16. immpuls
    immpuls ·

    this is bloody brilliant!!

  17. idigtulsa
    idigtulsa ·

    What an incredible union between our ANALOG love and the DIGITAL world our photos are taken in.... this is neat!

  18. mylatehope
    mylatehope ·

    Being able to click the "pinks" would make it even cooler. Great job!

  19. recurving
    recurving ·

    @mylatehope: for now we voted against that as for privacy reasons…

  20. discodrew
    discodrew ·

    @recurving did you get your Christamas toys early this year? What next?

  21. iscariote
    iscariote ·

    Awesome idea !!! Great work !

  22. bravopires
    bravopires ·


  23. isabel_mebarak
    isabel_mebarak ·

    Cool! really I like it!

  24. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    I like this new feature !!!
    Like 007 !!!

  25. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    IT'S SO FUN! I would love to click and go to one of my pictures, that would be so cooool... ha!

  26. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    This is great! Nice to see which part of the world has another Lomonut browsing photos the same time as I am =)

  27. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    woohoo great job dev team!

  28. roland
    roland ·


  29. cripeka
    cripeka ·

    @markus: again: great! you did it!!

  30. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    this is so cool! XD

  31. deepfried_goodness
    deepfried_goodness ·

    That is pretty freakin' cool. Well done!

  32. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    Grrreat idea!! :)

  33. hewzay
    hewzay ·

    me encanta mucho!

  34. whizzkidd
    whizzkidd ·

    Look pretty cool... :)))

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