PhotoIdeas, a photo tagging app for the iPhone

Tag your photos, categorize them, set a location, search.

PhotoIdeas is an application that allows the user to take a picture of something of interest, tag it and catalog it for future reference or sharing via email.

For example, you are window shopping and saw a beautiful dress that would look great on your mom, you snap a pic, you choose Clothes and Mom, then enter’ red dress’ and then choose the location and save; now your picture has info associated with it and you can come back and find it quickly. You don’t have to browse through the 1000s of photos you might have in your camera roll.

 The application allows cataloguing using 3 different classification categories:

Category 1 – ‘What’

A fixed catalog of options describing things (What it is). New What categories can be added via the Settings screen.

  • Craft
  • Gift
  • Food
  • Groceries
  • Recipes
  • Foods
  • Activities
  • Books
  • Decorations
  • Stores
  • Restaurants
  • Clothes
  • Documents
  • Parking spaces
  • Important info
  • Coupons / advertisements
  • Events
  • Other


Category 2 – ‘Who’

A fixed catalog of options describing people (Who it is for). New Who categories can be added via the Settings screen.


  • Me
  • Mom
  • Dad
  • Grandma
  • Grandpa
  • Sister
  • Brother
  • Son
  • Daughter
  • Friend
  • Husband
  • Wife
  • Mother
  • Father
  • Aunt
  • Uncle
  • Teacher
  • Neighbor
  • Other


Category 3 – ‘User Defined’

A free form entry with user defined keywords, for example: chair, Pearl Jam, TV, painting, Sushi,, etc.



Category 4 – ‘Location’

Location based Category. The location at the time of the PhotoIdea is created is stored and can be viewed later on.

The user then is able to search the database of PhotoIdeas by specifying a value for each of these Categories.  For example, the user can search for What=Clothes, Who= Mother and the application will return all PhotoIdeas that match the categories. Or the user could search for What=Clothes, Who= Mother and UserDefined=red, and the system will return all entries matching that criteria.


PhotoIdeas can be deleted, mailed or edited.


About hbouzas

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Studied Physics at the University of Buenos Aires. Joined Schlumberger in February 1985 in Houston, Texas, and worked in several technical and managerial positions until 2000. From 2000 until 2008 held several management positions in Abingdon, UK; Calgary, Alberta and London, UK. Worked in the areas of Geophysical Exploration, Geological Modeling, Structural Modeling, Reservoir Modeling and Petroleum Economics and holds several patents. He is currently the Norway Technology Center Manager for Schlumberger Information Solutions and is based in Oslo and Stavanger. Main interest are software, technology, innovation, 3D visualization, design, human computer interaction, energy, environment.
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1 Response to PhotoIdeas, a photo tagging app for the iPhone

  1. A says:

    Love your app! I was wondering if you had considered adding the ability to upload these tagged photos to files sharing / cloud sites like Dropbox,, or sharefile?

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