We promised to take a close look at the submissions for Spreadshirt’s 1st API Contest. Today we present 8 of those submissions (grouped thematically). These apps all have their own answer to the question: how do I get content onto clothing in an easy and unconventional way?
Topic 1: How do I bring existing content from various sources to clothing?
In this area, the Spreadshirt API was used to access information about Spreadshirt clothing, upload photos, create products and add those to the shopping cart for purchase.
ShirtGraph – Pictures from Photo Network Clouds on Clothing
Shirtgraph takes photos shot with a smartphone using Instagram or Picplz that are saved in the cloud and simply adds them to clothing. ShirtGraph is a very nice mashup that brings customers’ photos to shirts using a number of different APIs. The wizard in ShirtGraph is really innovative, as it helps you choose the right images and layout so they appear correctly on the product.
Dragtoshirt – Drag Images from any Website to Clothing
Dragtoshirt is a small jQuery Plugin that makes it possible to grab images from any website (e.g. photos from a image gallery) and quickly add them to a shirt. All you have to do is embed the plugin, match it with a Spreadshirt shop and use the plugin with the desired images. For example with:
And that’s all it takes to have simple images placed on shirts, even earning a little money in the whole process.
Faceitshirt – Images from Faceboook on Spreadshirt
Faceitshirt allows you to easily take photos from Facebook, put them on a shirt and even lets you add text to the article of clothing. This is another mashup that uses different APIs to create the final product. A very nice feature is the configuration process that takes place on a clearly laid out page.
Topic 2: How do I add interactive content to clothing?
This topic area deals with apps that use the Spreadshirt API to add interactive content to clothing, upload photos, create products and add those to the shopping cart for purchase.
Draw It Yourself – Doodle Directly on Clothing
Draw It Yourself allows you to use a number of different tools, e.g. pencils, spray, markers and shapes, to draw your idea directly on the shirt. This is most certainly an idea that can be expanded, especially with the increased popularity of tablets. The ability to use your finger or stylus directly on the display is very attractive.
SnapShirt – Smartphone Images Directly on Clothing
SnapShirt is an app for Android smartphones that allows you to put photos taken with your phone’s camera on clothing without having to rely on the cloud. An interesting feature in this app is the integration with the Android camera software that allows the picture taking process to start directly in the app and then immediately place the photo on a shirt.
QRShirt – QR Codes on Clothing
QRShirt allows you to easily put a QR-Codes (Quick Response Codes) that corresponds to a text (a URL, e-mail address or telephone number) on a shirt. These QR Codes can then be read by smartphone cameras to show the original text. A fun idea to transport messages, a method becoming more and more popular among advertisers.
QR Code Shirt – QR-Codes on Clothing
QR Code Shirt is another app that allows you to put QR Codes on shirts. A cool feature allows you to choose between a couple of different visualizations of the code.
miQRobe – QR Codes on Clothing
miQRobe is a website where you can buy shirts with QR-Codes printed on them. A downside to this app is that you have to first enter an e-mail and password to get to the app itself.
Stay tuned for Part 2 – coming later today! Then we will announce the winners soon afterwards!