Harrington, who is a photographer and software engineer, originated the idea to create a simple camera remote and an intervalometer that worked with a smartphone. After meeting Duffield, a mechanical engineer, and Gottula, an electrical engineer, Harrington started the project during 2011.
As Harrington stated in a recent interview on the Digital Trends Web site, “Traditional camera remotes have hard-to-use user interfaces, and limited capabilities due to the nature of the hardware. We leveraged iOS and Android to expand the capabilities of a camera remote. We’ve improved the way one controls his camera to take a simple shot, HDR image, and a time lapse. We’ve also introduced lightning detection, audio waveform detection, face detection, and motion detection.”
More information can be found on TriggerHappy’s Kickstarter Web page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1435018402/trigger-happy-camera-remote.