Got an iPhone? Help Test a New App That Aims to Empower Videographers

A couple months back an email was received at our general inbox from a gentleman named Aaron Reiss who’s involved with the development of a smartphone app that seeks to make an iPhone a more powerful tool for videographers. Aaron and his team are looking for people to help test the app before it’s live for public consumption via the iTunes store.

If you’re interested to put the app to the test, or to learn more about its functionality, feel free to reach out to Aaron: reiss.aaron@gmail.com

From Aaron:

I am building an iPhone app designed to make it as easy as possible for citizen journalists to shoot, edit, map and distribute short pieces of video. My hope is that it will be used for causes like cop watching – empowering everyone with a smartphone to use video to bring attention to causes that matter in their communities.

We are beta testing the app and I would be honored to have some dedicated cop watch advocates using it and letting us know how we could make it more useful in their efforts.

Any one interested should please reach me directly at reiss.aaron@gmail.com, I am a photographer and journalist in NYC.

Apps such as this present a lot of potential as each person armed with an iPhone can document and disseminate not just content, but higher-caliber content. I’m glad to make more folks aware of this endeavor as it parallel with the transparency so key to Copblocking.

The censorship-bypassing impact is the same reason other apps, like the Peacekeeper, have been showcased here at CopBlock.org See a list of existing apps you may want to consider downloading and using, and suggest others not-yet listed, at CopBlock.org/Apps

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Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.