The latest contender in this crowded space that includes not only Instagram, but PicPlz, Photovine and Color is StreamZoo. So what’s different?
After watching the 30-minute vid and downloading it for myself, it seems that the biggest draw is streams. Duh.
Similar to Twitter, you can follow your interests (hashtags) rather than just people. Those can also be categorized by Popular, Recent, or Trending Now.
It also has this Leaderboard that ranks people by points per day, week or month. So if you’re the competitive sort, this could be a plus.
Cross pollination or what StreamZoo CEO, Ram Ramkumar refers to as “elastic social graphing” is even easier on the web site, where streams are served in a Related Content sidebar.
• available for android phones and on the web
• supports video (3 min) Oooooh!
• hue/saturation modification directly in app
• image rotation
• doesn’t kill your battery
• will save unlimited images in queue until a wifi connection is available
I have to admit, some of these features are exciting. Of course, it’s easy to Monday morning quarterback and build on what the incumbent is lacking. However, any new contender really has their work cut out for them. First to market is really important. As with any social network (cough, cough…. Google+), regardless of all your trick moves, it’s also about the community. Are my friends/followers going to migrate too? Especially in this niche space of photo sharing?
Bottom line: I’m not double-posting, peeps!