ORLANDO - Snapshots, the Orlando startup behind a mobile photo app designed for social events, has partnered with New York-based Aviary to incorporate Aviary’s photo editing capabilities. This means that users can now edit photos in-app, adding filters, stickers, and other personal touches in a matter of seconds.
Snapshots allows users to create an event, take a photo or 30-second video with their smartphone, make edits such as cropping or adding effects, and then post the photo or video to a stream shared by other event attendees. In addition to adding their own pictures to the event, friends can “like” or “favorite” a picture, or add a comment. The application is designed as a more fluid and efficient way for groups to share event information in real-time, and can easily be linked to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media websites. Version 1.6 of the application has just been released and includes the new photo editing tools.
The app was recently featured in the iTunes store for 12 weeks, and the application has received media attention from Cult of Mac, Yahoo!, and The Wall Street Journal. Reviewers have praised its neat, streamlined design and accessible interface.
Founder and CEO Jonathan Dantes explains the appeal of the app by comparing its use to disposable cameras shared with guests at weddings. “With this app a couple can create an event and invite all their guests, who would be able to take pictures and video with their smartphone and immediately share those with the group. A guest could be scrolling through a stream of pictures from the ceremony as they’re eating at the reception.” With the addition of Aviary’s photo editing technology, guests can now put a silly hat on the groom, or make the room glow by adding a filter.
Founded in early 2013, startup company Snapshots has welcomed the instant positive response it received from the Orlando community and beyond. The company has plans for further enhancements of the Snapshots app, which it plans to include within the year. For more information about Snapshots, visit Snapshotsapp.com or download Snapshots for free from the iTunes store.