The launch of Colopal!

What is Colopal?

Colopal is a photo sharing app. It is a free app that allows interaction with your friends by drawing onto the photos that friends have posted. You can post a picture with your own drawing and other users add their drawings. The drawings come up one by one, and increases as your friends add drawings.

With Colopal you can do things like:

  • Take a photo with the camera or import photos from your photo library to upload
  • Add up to a maximum of five drawings onto your photo and upload
  • Your feed shows your and your friends’ photos with the added drawings
  • Select any photo on your feed and add your drawings onto them

Who started it?

It all started when two men named Ridney Wijesinghe and Masatoshi Nishimura were talking about what happens when you are bored in class and everyone starts to make fun of the professor on their phones? That is when they came up with the collaborative doodling on top of a shared photo, now called Colopal!

Ridney and Masatoshi have been working on this app since December of 2012. Ridney said “we originally wanted to make an application that involves an augmented reality, which is where your device depicts you 2D and 3D objects onto what you see through camera. We considered making different apps involving AR and decided to drop them because we found some flaws and because we felt that it did not really provide a good user experience. After that we wanted our user to interact through drawings we kept the drawing function and came up with the current app (Colopal). Masatoshi came up with the idea to start a company and I decided to join him, and do it together simply because it seemed very interesting. I had never thought of something like this before and thinking about what we could do and what would become of it really excited me.”

What started off with a group of two men, they are now a group of 5 people working together. Masatoshi Nishimura, Adrian Marius, Dianne Khaye, Ridney Wijesinghe and Ayana Yamazaki (Left to Right)COLOPAL APP

After all this hard work, Colopal is finally an official FREE app at the itunes store!

You can visit Colopal’s webpage here:

http://colopalapp.com/

A little more information about the app:

  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Released: Feb 14, 2014
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 11.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Colopal
  • © 2014 Colopal
  • Rated 4+
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

So hurry up and download COLOPAL!

 

Mix & Mingle at The Hub!

Come join us to celebrate!

  • Our 1st anniversary of The Hub!
  • The launch of Colopal (mobile app that can now be downloaded on iTunes!)
  • Announcement for AppStar 2014

Where is you idea taking you?

  • Whether you have a great idea, or just want to connect with someone else who does, come to The Hub to explore how an innovative project with tech and media can help you change the world.

Be sure to stop by on Wednesday, March 12th from 5 to 7 pm. Refreshments will be provided for all!

See you all there!

Kenneth Leung’s Goal for Enactus

Kenneth Leung is the President of Enactus and has shared some goals this year in order to help Enactus grow! His goals include:

– To create sustainable projects that will last from year to year (Consultpreneur, P3, I AM, CFK)

– Make Enactus UTSC known to students on campus and within high schools

– Have 3 successful projects which we can present at the Enactus Regional and National Competition under the categories of Financial Education and Entrepreneurship

& to Obtain Most Improved Award

You can visit Enactus’s website here!: http://enactus.org/who-we-are/our-story/

Perfect Pitch” “Be Your Own Boss”

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Monday, February 10th. Twenty-five students came to take part in the kick off session of “Perfect Pitch” – a competitive event planned and launched by Upstart (a student group on campus) working jointly with MESA and C3 Inspire. The event is to learn the elements of designing a successful business pitch. It is also a competition, in which the most perfect pitch itself – as composed by the entrants and participants – will be awarded a cash prize: $200 for first prize, $100 for second, and $50 for third.

The event is sponsored by Upstart, MESA, C3Inspire, MaRS, Microsoft, OneClass, and The Hub.