One million users on our new platform! Nice milestone for @snapr :) (Taken with Snapr)
Coming up to a million users on @snapr’s new white label platform! pretty good considering we haven’t launched it yet :) (Taken with Snapr)
Snapr: the Gorgeous Photo-Sharing Platform for Android -
Our most glowing machine translated review yet :)
“Snapr is the cold mobile photo-sharing platform.”
“Snapr places clever concentration upon location. The app can take note of your place when we take pictures, in conclusion formulating an tellurian atlas of common content.”
“If we have been starting to consider Snapr is usually about location, you’d be mistaken. There is the outrageous amicable component to the app.”
“Snapr is the glorious photo-sharing height which deserves to grow in popularity. It blends good UI, amicable networking as good as geo-location collection in to the operate which is shining for mobile devices.”
Capture the Flag - Aviary Spotlight -
Thanks again to the team at Aviary for another nice write up on their blog.
Just had an update on whats coming for the Aviary Feather SDK and its looking awesome.
“At Aviary, we’re a big fan of photos (naturally), but what you might not know is that we’re equally fond of games. When it comes to intra-office competition, the pool table, Quake tournaments, and FIFA offer ample opportunities for our team to duke it out — but what if there was a game that began to blur the lines between competing on a console and in real life?”
Before things get crazy again I wanted to do a post about our recent partnership with Aviary.
We used the new iOS/Android native versions of Aviary’s Feather image editing SDK in both Snapr v2, and Capture the Flag.
The Feather SDK includes a full suite of creative tools for editing and adjusting images. You can do basic things like cropping, rotating, and adjusting levels, and there is also fun stuff like adding text and stickers, and a set of photo FX.
The idea is that you can easily drop the SDK into any iPhone / Android app and instantly have rich image editing functionality on hand for your users.
Integrating the Aviary editing suite for both iPhone and Android was surprisingly straight forward, we quickly had things running in all four of our products on both platforms.
In Snapr the Aviary tools seemed perfect for our users who needed to ‘finish off’ their images before sharing. There are tons of great filters apps out there right now, but lots of them don’t do basic things like cropping and minor color adjustments - this is just one way we hope that the Aviary tools can fill a gap for our users.
The other thing we are excited about is the potential for people to add fun commentary to their shots - text, stickers, drawing, and the pending meme text generator!
We can see heaps of potential in these tools and we are looking forward to seeing how they develop.
We are soon to launch v2 of our Snapr developer portal which will emphasise Snapr as a service people can use to build their own photo sharing apps, games, and communities.
As the Aviary tools develop and become more powerful we see them as being the perfect compliment to our own developer focussed offerings - the Snapr API helps people with building a social backend for their photo sharing app, while the Aviary tools take care of the creative things people want to do with their photos.
Sounds like a great match!
ps - check out the Aviary blog for an awesome write up of Snapr
Check out highlights from Capture the Flag so far! -
We made a Tumblr to showcase some of the best photos that have come in on Capture the Flag. If you are into rugby its a great way to catch a slice of the action from the recently held Rugby World Cup in New Zealand!
Bear with us as we continue to bring the blog up to date with images from around the finals (and the AB’s victory parade :) ).
Its been a long time since we properly checked in on this blog to write a post about where things are at!
This is mainly because over the last 4 months we took on an insane workload. Not only were we producing Snapr v2 for iPhone and Android (a whole new app from the ground up) and v2 of our Snapr website, but we were also expanding the capabilities of our API to include location based gaming and building v1 of ‘Capture the Flag’
Our development team which used to be comprised mainly of ‘me and Jake’ has now grown to also include Mike and Dave. Our friends at Cactuslab have continued to pitch in with iOS development on Snapr now led by Ryan, and its also been a pleasure to have been working with Theo who we contracted to build our Android app.
Our habit of office squatting continues to pay off - Gladeye (who host Snapr co-founder Eddie in Auckland) did an amazing job working on the artwork for Capture the Flag - props there to our man Pablo!
They also did a great job with the Capture the Flag facebook app built for 100% Pure NZ - did you check that out yet? (It’s only visible to people outside of New Zealand sorry)
Its a crazy time to be doing things with mobile photo sharing right now - it seems like a new app or service pops up every day. On the plus side its proof that lots of people can see the potential for this space, on the downside its tough being an underdog company hailing from the bottom of the globe.
The release cycle for Snapr definitely doesn’t end for Snapr now that we have above products in the wild. Its really just a base for what we hope is possible given the unique capabilities of our API.
Lots to talk about so hopefully this will be the first of a series of blog posts. But if we do go quiet again it probably just means things are happening.. :)
Capture the Flag - Netted by the webbys!
Aviary Mobile Spotlight on Snapr -
"Many consider cartography a lost art, but Snapr’s new iOS app combines old school technique with modern day technology. With GPS and geotags, Snapr enables users to create photographic maps that are organized by place (latest photos taken in a given part of town) and time (images that were all taken around the same time).”
Snapr v2 is here! -
In case you missed the mail out.. here it goes in full glory :)