(I wrote this back in september. No idea why WordPress decided to not publish it. Oh well. It’s still interesting.)
Ajaxian has a post up about a hack Brad Lassey created for the Mozilla mobile browser (Fennec). The strategy shows the video feed from the built-in camera of the phone, and allows the user to take a shot and upload the image. Simple enough, but the idea to evolve HTML to allow this kind of interaction by extending the type-attribute of the input element seems like a good idea. We’ve been experimenting quite a bit with ways of uploading and getting this kind of information from the users previously, in particular in the BTDT – Been There Done That – project at Østfold College University in the Mobile Applications Group.