[caption id="attachment_113717" align="aligncenter" width="690"] Andri Yadi, CEO & Founder, Jepret Allegra Image Credit: KompasTekno[/caption] It all began from a desire to make his wedding day celebration more unique. There Andri Yadi saw a problem that led him to become CEO and Founder of Bandung-based photo-printing service app and machine Jepret Allegra. Named after the sound cameras make when it takes pictures, the Indonesian startup aims to make photo printing easier and more convenient at events such as wedding parties. “Most wedding photographers only accommodate photo requests from the bride and groom and their family. The guests are left to their own devices,” says Yadi, as reported by KompasTekno in early August at a PopCon Asia 2015 event. Most wedding organisers attempt to fix this particular wedding woe by installing a photo booth for guests. But this brings up another issue as it usually ends up creating a long waiting line, requiring at least a 15-30-minute wait for your turn. And it does not include the amount of time needed to print the photographs. But with the IoT-based autonomous printing machine that Yadi has created, wedding guests can now eliminate queuing for photographs from their guest duties. All they have to do is take photos with their own smartphone, upload it on social media platforms, then tag it with a hashtag that the organisers have provided. Jepret Allegra will detect all photos tagged with said hashtag and print it automatically in only eight seconds. Voila! Guests can go to the booth to pick up their printed photos. After applying the concept to his own wedding in March 2014, Yadi began to receive queries from friends and families about the app. Even the wedding organisers decided to use the concept for another client, prompting Yadi to turn it into a profitable business. At IDR 4 million (US$284) for three hours, customers get to enjoy Jepret Allegra complete with two on-site operators and an unlimited stock of photo papers. The event organiser also gets to gather all the photos tagged with the hashtag. Also Read: Singapore-based startup ProperHands raises US$177K in seed funding
No more queuing at wedding photo booths. Click, tag and print!
With a common hashtag, Jepret Cloud + Print app aims to make it easy for guests to print photos at important events such as your wedding