Not everyone who is looking for a consumer database software, has the same "use case" as yourself or your envisioned users, you know?
What I'm trying to use Runabase to do, is to review lots of different colour apps, more specifically the "find colour by image" apps where I can import any image and automatically have my iphone generate some colours that the app thinks matches the image.
Unfortunately most of the colour selection apps on the iphone (or Apple App Store) are of a shoddy low quality, as they seem to be made as a "weekend project" by teenagers who are trying to bulk up their portfolio at a rapid speed, so they have something to show the universities at a portfolio interview, when a lecturer inevitably asks for their programming portfolio. Also for the ones which are good for most consumers, they are not good for designers like myself.
For the "find colour by image" iphone apps, that automatically output a list of suitable matching colours for any image that's imported, I've noticed the following flaws with such apps.
Generic missing features
Colour deficiency flaws (when automatically suggesting suitable colours from an image)
- No CMYK colour picker
- No manual eyedropper from camera, only automated focus squareno manual
- Cannot select an image
- Cannot modify colour after selection
- Can't detect colours from mid-focus objects
- Cannot re-use photo after eyedropper
- Colours collected are too saturated
- Imbalanced proportions of colour spectrum (at selecting a representative or weighted sample of a wide range of colours across the colour spectrum)
- Minority pinstripe photo image snatcher
- No CMYK colour picker
- Only collects pastel colours from image
- Wildcard Colour Swatch From Overall Image
Now what I want to do, is to embed real photos into my Runabase database, so I can easily review iphone apps, without having to be switching back and forth between different websites and programs, as all the information I'll need to be reviewing, correcting and proof-reading the database records within Runabase (for reviewing iphone apps), it'll have all the relevant information contained in the same database in the same program - Runabase.
And I'm not just trying it out with one type of photo but also lots of different types of photos, ones with different types of lighting, visual noise, fidelity, colour variance and proportional contrast.
Below is examples of what I mean. The first two images I class as good apps and the bottom two as bad.