Why is the 1AM Mobile app important?
The 1AM Mobile app is important for historically archiving the street art movement and creating a community of street art enthusiasts that will answer the question that we encounter countless times a day at 1AM. “Where is the mural done by (insert artist name here) that looks like (insert long description here)?” As a frequent traveler myself, I asked that same question and I wished there was an answer, so we created 1AM Mobile.
What should be uploaded?
Artwork that is visible from the street and FREE to see. (stickers, tags, architecture, blackbook pages, and your favorite art piece in your bedroom aren’t what this app is for). We are wary of allowing illegal work up as anyone with an iPhone can use this app, including the authorities.
What do I need to be part of the 1AM Mobile app?
You will need an iPhone device running at least iOS 5.1 and data service. As we are in the final stages of the 1AM Mobile app, to receive an announcement of when the 1AM Mobile app is available, or to get involved with 1AM Mobile, email email@example.com with your request.
Where can I use the app?
You can use the app anywhere in the world as long as you have an active internet connection.
Can I upload a picture to 1AM Mobile from my phone, or computer that wasn’t taken through the app?
Yes, you can upload pictures that aren’t taken through the app as long as they are geotagged. Photos taken from your iPhone’s native camera app are geotagged as long as you have Location Services enabled for the Camera.
To see if you have Location Services enabled, go to your iPhone’s Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services and make sure it is ON for the Camera.
How can I share what I’ve been doing on the 1AM Mobile app?
Right now, you can share through Facebook, Twitter, Email, and SMS. You can also simply copy a link and share it through other means. Many more sharing features to come!
What if I go to a location and it has already been photographed?
We encourage you to photograph it again. The most recent shot will be the one that represents the location and gives the most accurate depiction of what is currently there. The previous photos still remain part of the location’s set of viewable photos.
What if I see something on the app that is not appropriate?
If something is inappropriate, you can press the More(…) button and select “Flag Content for Review” to notify our team of 1AM moderators.
Why are hashtags important in the 1AM Mobile app?
Hashtags are a way for our users to categorize art shared on the app. Some popular uses for hashtags include the artist, style, and general location. Users can add hashtags to photos in the comments section and search/filter for content by hashtags.
How do I hashtag a photo?
Our hashtags are combined with our comments system! Simply prefix your hashtag with the ‘#’ key and it will be automatically detected.
If you want to add the hashtag “streetart”, simply add a comment during the upload process saying #streetart, or add a hashtag when viewing an existing photo by clicking the “Add Comment” button and enter the #streetart there.
What new features can I expect to see in the future?
We will be creating medals and rewarding our community for achievements (ie shooting 50 locations, flagging 10 inappropriate images, shooting in multiple cities, etc.) which will also be rewarded with 1AM prints, iPhone skins, apparel, stickers, and classes from 1AM!
We are also planning on an iPad and Android version in the future, but we can’t give a timetable at the moment.
Where can I find the latest news about the mobile app?
For the latest updates about the app, you can follow us on Twitter: