We haven't covered Stockholm-founded and Berlin-based HowDo yet, but with a new update we have an excuse to see what they're up to. The way their app works is pretty simple. You take a photo, record some sound, and repeat for however many steps you need to demonstrate what you're doing. Each step only allows eight seconds of audio to be recorded, which Emma Rose Metcalfe, cofounder of HowDo tells us isn't an arbitrary number - somewhere between seven and ten seconds is about how long the human brain can break down a task.
HowDo is one of those services that should exist. When you want to show off how to make some jewelry, you don't want to upload pictures to your computer and add text, you should be able to break everything down on your phone while you're making it. And if you're looking how to fix your car stereo, you don't want to run back and forth to your computer.