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March 24th, 2011
01:03 PM ET

"Color" Smartphone App

What do you think about the new smartphone app called "Color"?

Leave your comments below.

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors
soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. heidi

    cool idea. clunky application. no instructions, doesn't seem to work well with my camera,and 150ft is too small.... uninstalling for now. not sure i like that the pix stay there forever. i ought to maybe be able to erase them.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
  2. David Burrowes

    I believe color is essential technology which will help us move forward with such technology as automated cars; however, the use of this app in an iphone is ridiculous. Who wants to share their life with complete strangers simply because they are within 100ft?

    March 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
  3. Janet Stevenson

    Sounds like a grea app in lots of situations. As with anything, there will be those who abuse it and use it inappropriately. That shouldn't stop technology from advancing.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
  4. marianne mcdonald

    The color app. sounds like a lot of fun if you're at a wedding. I cannot imagine any parent taking pictures of their kids at the park/school/amusement park, or even at home, knowing that a pedifile might be nearby just waiting for picture's of children to post.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
  5. Stephen Charchuk

    I think that the app Color is a bad idea. You could get some sick individual sending kiddie porn to everyone around them, or some spammer would use it to send ads as well.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
  6. Waymond Mack

    I can see the value of it. Only thing, all phones need to have to turn on the app for the pictures they take to be able to be shared.

    Where do I get it? I didn't see the app in my market.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  7. Alex San Diego Ca

    TMI. What is to prevent a child molester from getting in range of child's birthday party and downloading all the photos.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  8. Mor10

    The Color app might seem like a good idea but the privacy concerns and negative consequences could be enormous. It is a perfect tool for stalkers who want to find victims, it's a perfect tool for privacy snoops, it's a perfect tool for anyone who wants to or gets a kick out of snooping on other people's private lives.

    The key problem with sharing imaging information on social sites is that people don't fully realize what happens when those images go up in the cloud. And although it may seem innocent enough, by sharing imaging information about yourself or others online you are publishing information about your life you may not want anyone else to know about, like where you live, who your friends are and what you own.

    Just imagine this scenario: Some teenager has a party where they all use Color to take pictures of each other. Anyone can sit outside, that party and get a clear view of what's going on inside, what the house contains and who is taking the drinking too far, a burglar, a jealous boyfriend or worse.

    I predict huge privacy lawsuits over this.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
  9. Roberta

    Could you imagine what retailers could do with this app!
    Just think walking through a mall and your phone getting bombarded by retailers sending photos of their sales!
    Ugh, I have enough to clean in a day, I don’t want to add my phone to the list!!! This is not an app for me!!!!!

    March 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
  10. Ian Kantrowitz

    I don't understand the desire to spew personal information out to the world in an age of identity theft, burglary and general fraud. All of this technology is suppose to encourage communication though seems to be hindering it in our immediate relationships. People should put more thought into who they call a "friend". Put down your cell phone, stop texting, face booking, tweeting, and try talking to the person sitting next you. Privacy is a valuable thing and it is frightening how quick people are being to intentionally give it up.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  11. john-glen carney

    looks like a great , innovative , fun , social media sharing app !! Thanks very much Mr. Ngyen

    March 24, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
  12. BC in Florida

    redickulous amount of wasted money!!! I am so tired of hearing things like this. He has made his fortune off investors and yet still takes their money. no risk at all.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  13. Gutwa

    We are not against technology. However, the driving forces behind “color” Smartphone App are two things; Money and Popularity. First, money has become people’s first priority (Luke 16:13). Nowadays money (greed) and popularity is forcing individuals to invent ideas like “color” Smartphone App –for self gain (money). However, popularity doesn’t last (Luke 6:26) and most of our brilliant men and women are becoming preoccupied with popularity (1 Corinthians 11:9).

    March 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
  14. Reem Rolle

    I believe the app will be very successful. People always find the negative in any new technology created. People if you dont like the app dont download the app.. simple. Folks talking about privacy invasion, perverts etc. Same things that were said when they started myspace and facebook... now both a very successful websites. Relax people.

    March 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  15. pmp

    Users may want to realize that if they allow this app to run in a public area, then all the pictures that are captured by another person may be construed as "public domain" and can be used for just about any purpose without permissin

    March 24, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
  16. carla

    This could become a big issue in a negative way. I definitely wouldn't want inappropriate things to be seen or exposed to.

    March 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
  17. Paul Dadisman

    The Techies call this Progression, I call it REGRESSION!

    March 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  18. W!SL!NK

    Is a great idea especially while waiting in line at almost anywhere and also good idea for judges at the traffic court.

    March 24, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  19. james

    i wont be using it, they "own" the photos and are all stored on their server, i like my privacy

    March 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm |
  20. pete

    Take it back to the drawing board !!!!!
    Can't erase a pix
    can't save pix to iphone only thru email
    pix taken are not in the camera roll of Iphone
    No instructions provided

    Wake me up when version 3 is published
    Meanwhile its off my phone

    April 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
  21. Marcela

    Thanks again for reviewing the app. Great to hear that there's some insetert in it out there! I'm working on an update that will be released next week with 3.0 that will fix most of the issues people might be seeing.All the best!Eric

    July 26, 2012 at 2:29 am |
  22. Rocco Luo

    January 11, 2021 at 2:26 am |
  23. Cyril Vanhoozier

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    January 28, 2021 at 10:13 pm |

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