BirdsEye Photography – Django Social Media & Photo Sharing

BirdsEye is an extremely popular location-aware mobile birding app.
We are proud to help them build their social photography site that allows users to contribute photos to the project.

I use BirdsEye more than any other birding app on my phone, and that is saying a lot. They have a wonderful product and I reached out to them because I wanted to make it better. A large part of the value in their app comes from crowd-sourced information (cool!). The most obvious example is bird sightings, but BirdsEye also crowd-sources the photography that they use (very cool! and right up my alley).

When I approached BirdsEye the site they used to accept photo submissions was a little clunky and difficult to use. Having already written BirdingBuddies and my own photography portfolio I thought I could contribute a considerable amount to a redesigned and rewritten photography site.

Having finished the project I’m happy with the results, and I think the client is even happier (see testimonial below). The site is slick, easy to use, and, most importantly, it’s encouraging more photo uploads and community engagement. It’s a very neat community and I’m excited to have my own profile on the new site.

Birdseye.photo is packed with features, including:

  • Fully responsive design
  • Ajax submission and thumbnail editing
  • Responsive-aware, automatically resized images
  • Badges for community involvement and quality
  • Photo approval and curation system
  • Crowd-sourced identification correction

Bird photography is a passion of mine and I’m excited to continue work on the BirdsEye projects.