The Polaroid Wall


The Polaroid Wall is a Swift application that features an enormous photo wall with 2,620 photos chronicling 20 years of the IPA Production House, a film company in Chicago, IL. Users can zoom in and explore the collage freely or choose from a selection of predetermined paths to tour photo sequences grouped by an individual's name, themes like technology and milestones, or by year. By converting what used to be a series of poster boards into an app, the app enables hundreds of people to relive some fun memories of the past and share their stories with others. The Polaroid Wall proved to be a creative challenge, given the desired experience was to zoom in and out on a grid of 2,620 photos. I converted the >100 MB master image into "map tiles" - the name for individual squares of a map (such as Google Maps). The app uses six levels of detail, allowing the ability to zoom in and out freely. I enjoyed using the iOS Maps API in an entirely non-traditional manner.


iOS Development, Swift Development, Lead Developer