iPhone 'photo lawyer' app to take the stand
'You sold a clone Mac, and we've got proof'
Register Hardware has seen some bizarre iPhone applications in the past, but this one may take the cake? We’ve come across one that, the developer claims, puts a lawyer in your iPhone.
Shoot & Proof turns your iPhone into a legal eagle. Allegedly.
Shoot & Proof, developed by French firm Codasystems, works with your iPhone’s camera to help you capture photographic evidence of everything from, say, a recently rear-ended car, to that delivery which arrived smashed to bits.
Each image can, Codasystems has claimed, be used as legal evidence because a whole gamut of information, including a time stamp, watermark and snapping location, is automatically recorded when you take the picture.
The application records the photo’s location using a mix of GPS and Wi-Fi or GSM base-station triangulation.
And the jury won’t have reason to believe that you’ve tampered with the photo, because Shoot & Proof images are automatically uploaded onto Codasystem’s servers for safe-keeping.
A launch date and price for Shoot & Proof hasn’t been cleared with Codasystem’s legal team, yet. ®
more pics, more settlements
Wow, a new app for sue happy people! I see lawyers making too much money on trivial lawsuits.
Re: Fatal flaw
....And we have a winner!!
That's messed that one up then! lol
Aye... or just finding out the URL from the interwebs and uploading a pic with fictional meta-data...?
One fatal flaw...
What's to stop someone holding a high res pre-photoshoped photo in front of the iPhone in roughly the right location and snapping that?
Actually, not a bad idea!
I think that's a pretty good idea for an app, especially when some obviously guilty scrote gets away with something because of lack of evidence.
My girlfriend, who currently lives and works in the US, got 'fender bendered' a couple of weeks after she arrived there. The guy that ran into her refused to give details and drove off