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Yuvee, Inc. presents the argument for dual outward-facing cameras as a key innovation for next generation smartphones

Cambridge, MA USA – WEBWIRE
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Yuvee released a slide deck that presents an argument for implementing dual outward-facing cameras on smartphones.  The slide deck is short, informative, fun and easy to read.
Humans and virtually all creatures have two eyes. There’s a reason: two eyes are better for a whole host of reasons. The same applies to smartphones. Once one line of smartphones has dual outward-facing cameras, it will be interesting to see if smartphones with a single outward-facing camera survive.
The slide deck is available on Slideshare at
Why might dual-outward facing cameras be an influential innovation for smartphones? The answer covers a lot of ground, including:
(1)  Better mobile apps: 
     a. apps that use cameras could offer a whole range of new and more interesting visuals, by, for instance, using a parallax view and/or combining images from both cameras (focused together or separately), and/or using the separate views to resolve items to a much degree of surface features (whether on a face or a surface of a thing),
     b. any apps doing virtual reality, such as viewing street scenes and super-imposing data on the screen, would have much more data to work with, including from the parallax view to create 3D views,
     c. apps using cameras to assist visually impaired users could add new functionality,
     d. existing apps such as Snapchat, Instagram, Vine, etc would be able to introduce new features,
     e. video-conferencing apps would be able to introduce new features,
     f. apps that scan something, such as a product or a surface, would be able to produce much more in-depth views, and
     g. scientific apps would be able to use the parallax view and other capabilities to adapt the phone in new ways as a scientific instrument.
(2)  Perhaps most importantly, a new feature/capability like this would be at the control of creative-minded third party app developers.  All the ways they might use it probably cannot be predicted in advance. That is part of the beauty of innovation that opens new doors.
Tim Higginson, founder of Yuvee, says: “There are a great number of innovations that can significantly improve (even radically change) smartphones. But manufacturers tend to think within their own boxes, and do not have effective ways of finding innovation. This slide deck is intended to help drive one specific innovation (dual outward-facing cameras), and to make the more general point that real, non-incremental innovation is available for companies that want to find it.”

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