Rating: Version 2.0 for iOS & Android is apparently even better
It’s one of those things. Either you ‘get’ what an app like EyeEm does or it sails straight over you head. GoMo News isn’t committing itself but apparently, Germany’s EyeEm has produced an even better version of its ‘visual social network’ app which runs on the two major mobile OS platforms – Android and iOS. The whole point about his app is that registered users can share their audio-visual experiences with like minded people in the near vicinity. Basically, the company has researched the weird and wonderful things that its user community has been doing with the app and upgraded the bits they want fixing.According to EyeEM, version 2.0 introduces a new album feed to the heart of the app that automatically shows photos of current nearby events, places and trendy topics immediately upon opening.
“It’s amazing to see how creatively our community uses the app to collaboratively take photos around topics, events and places in ways we haven’t even thought of,” explained Florian Meissner – EyeEm co-founder.
“These results have inspired us to develop an alternative view on what is going on around us – through the viewfinders of thousands of smartphone photographers worldwide,” Florian added.
Incorporated in to version 2.0 are new user profiles offering personal avatars and status bubbles that can be updated to reflect thoughts and moods. All in a fashion that will already be familiar to social network users.
EyeEm’s eleven built-in filters offer instant picture editing in real time to photos that are automatically tagged based on user location and activity.
“Since launching in August , our community has grown to a membership from 134 countries worldwide, and has created over 35,000 unique locations,” Meissner said.
The web based platform (which has also been upgraded with version 2.0) has hosted 15,000 user events to date.
The good news for developers is that shortly, the EyeEM team plans to release an API that will enable developers to build upon the unique datacube of photos created through EyeEm.
Both iOS and Android versions of this app are free to download from their respective app stores.