The People of Action (POA) Editor is a web application to edit and modify photos, particularly for the Rotary International #PeopleOfAction Campaign. The app is designed to work through your internet browser on your desktop or mobile device.
After trying to edit a photo on the RI Brand Center with my phone and being frustrated with the way it worked, I decided to develop a website that would be easy for myself. After sharing the app with my Rotary District Team Leaders and getting their feedback I decided to release it to all Rotarians.
What devices does the app work on?
The POA Photos app works on all mobile and desktop devices that have Chrome, Firefox, Safari, MS Edge, or Opera browsers.
Why doesn’t the app work on in-app browsers like Facebook and Instagram?
In-app browsers typically are smaller, stripped back, versions of full browsers.
They typically block downloading of images and block certain website code from loading. The “browsers” are actually just a webview window that provides limited browsing functionality, as a sub-process of the app that opened it.
What does the app cost?
Nothing. The app is free to use. If you want to support continued development and support, you can donate here.
Can I use the app in landscape?
The app is designed to work within your browser. The app works in both portrait and landscape modes. Use your own judgment on how it works best for you.
Is the app available without an internet connection?
No sorry, the app requires an internet connection to download the templates and other features.
What happens to my pictures I upload?
Pictures opened with the app stay on your device and your browser cache. Users pictures are not uploaded or saved to our servers.
Can I download the app to my device?
No, the app is designed to be used inside your internet browser and currently does not have the ability to be downloaded to your device.
That does not mean there is not a future for a downloadable app.
If I can’t download it to my device, why do you call it an app?
A web application or Rich Internet Applications is a web site that does more than displaying content, it has a business logic. It’s intended for user interactions, performing actual business functions. Compared to websites, i.e. blogs and news sites, web apps provide a richer user experience.
A native mobile app is one that is installed directly on the smartphone and can work, in most cases, with no internet connectivity depending on the nature of the app. A web app works via a web browser on the smartphone but requires either a cell signal or wi-fi to function. … and can access specific hardware like GPS.
How do I use the app?
You can find Help and How To videos and tutorials by clicking here.