I have an App that takes images from the users for a beauty competition.
I use Amazon EC2 to process the images and SQS to queue images being processed. Right after the user upload when they go to the next step the thumbnails are empty. The users have to refresh a few minutes later before the images are ready. (a url to the cropped thumbnail will exist in the database after my scripts finish processing them)
So the questions is: How can I make this more friendly for the users instead of them having to keep manually refreshing?
I think my design is kind of confusing the users and also looks like it's a broken app. Can someone point me to the right directions?