Android 11 and it’s new file access restrictions

Due to new rules regarding file access, especially write access, under Android 11, an important Photo Map update will be rolled out.

When trying to modify or delete photos in a certain folder, you need to grant write access to one of it’s parent folders before being able to do any modifications.

Please follow these instructions to grant write access:

Combining photo recognition and Spotify

I asked myself, couldn’t I develop something where we take a photo and start playing music related to what’s in the scene. The result is: Playlist for Spotify

The new App uses photo recognition (By Amazon “rekognition” oder Google “Vision AI”) to detect labels and the Spotify API to look for playlist suggestions. They are displayed in the app and can be played with one single click.


I’ve developed a backup script (py selenium) that downloads your media and stores the location and handles your albums

Hi guys, since Google doesn’t gives us a proper backup mechanism, I developed it by myself.

I’ve written a py script that does the following:

  • Download the item
  • Extract the albums in order to copy it into a specific folder(s)
  • Extract the location information in order to update the exif information
  • Checks if the item is a favorite in order to update the exif information (rating: 5 stars vs. 0)

You can get it here:

PhotoPrism is coming soon!

PhotoPrism is a server-based application for browsing, organizing and sharing your personal photo collection. It makes use of the latest technologies to automatically tag and find pictures without getting in your way.

Say goodbye to solutions that force you to upload your visual memories to the cloud!

Very soon, Photo Map will connect to PhotoPrism to provide a Mobile Photo Map feature for your own Server!