Event planners want to advertise their creations so to increase their customer base. Displaying pictures of their events online is one of the best forms of advertisements because it gives a concrete example of what service an event planner can provide. Currently, most pictures of events are taken with photo booths and smartphones, and are never posted online. This approach does not benefit the event planners because they are not available to the public. This innovation, FaceBox, remedies these current weaknesses by taking photos at events and making them available to both the public and the event planner instantly. FaceBox is meant to replace the traditional photo booth with a cheaper, easier to transport, digitized version.
The architecture of FaceBox is based on a Raspberry Pi connected to the internet via Wi-Fi which controls the taking of each picture. A user interface is provided to allow the user to take a picture, review the picture, and control if it is uploaded to the specified Facebook page. It will also post the picture online after user confirmation. If the user does not confirm the uploading of the photo, the photo will be deleted from the device's internal memory without ever being posted online. An app created with a Facebook SDK will control which album and page the photo is published to.