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Best Apps for Moms: Capture Video and Pictures with GLMPS

GLMPS Screenshot. Pretty, pretty pictures.

Esther Crawford, MomBlogger from FaintStarlight and Founder of ShePosts, is one of three founders of the hottest new Photo/Video app of the Summer. As if Instagram weren’t enough for my iPhone app obsession y’all, Esther released a revolutionary new app called GLMPS. Photo sharing with a video or maybe Video sharing with a photo twist? It is brilliant.

Instead of only taking a picture, or going through the hassle of shooting a separate video, which even shortened and edited is probably a minute long, a GLMPS is 5 seconds of video and a photo image that stores just like a regular picture. A picture, PLUS! 

Esther Crawford, one of the three founders of GLMPS,  says,

In the tech industry the entrepreneurial prototype is a 20-something single guy subsisting on pizza and Mountain Dew. Our company definitely breaks that mold in several ways – first off, we have a female founder and secondly, we’re all married with kids. There’s more at stake when you’re an entrepreneurial mom – I have to be incredibly focused so I don’t lose precious time with the kids and I try hard to make them feel part of the company.

Both my 2-year-old and 6-year-old know how to use the app and are constantly saying, “Mommy – take a glmps of me!” It’s funny because they now assume they can tap any picture on my phone and it should play.

The GLMPS features include:

  • It’s FREE and currently only for iPhone / iPod Touch users (works on the iPad 2 but is not a native iPad app)
  • It’s a one-touch capture, one-touch share app.
  • Can currently share in real-time to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr & Foursquare. (more to come like WordPress, Blogger, Foodspotting)
  • Each glmps can be embedded or sent via text or email
  • Can like or comment in the app
  • Can turn geolocation tagging off (on by default)
  • Log in requires Facebook or Twittter account (in our next release you’ll have a separate registration option for those without FB/Twitter)
  • Can follow users and find FB/Twitter friends

I’m really excited to have GMLPS out and in the world. I follow a ton of people in the app and am constantly amazed by the glmpses of peoples’ lives I get to see – from kids dancing in Africa to cooking lessons in China to a baby’s first bite of ice cream in California. I really believe our platform is going to do a lot of good – not just enabling people to share moments with friends and family – but to meet and learn from people all over the world.  -Esther Crawford

GLMPS Privacy Options

I wondered about privacy issues since there are lots of moments with my children that I would want to capture, but not necessarily share with the world-at-large. Apparently, I am not the only one with this question because GLMPS is creating the ability to make private, friend-only, and other opt-out settings for the app.

A sample of GLMPS I loved was this happy birthday moment. How often do we snap a picture right before the candles are blown out? Now we can capture a video of that moment as well. Magic!

GLMPS is available free in the App Store.

Looking for more photo apps? Check out these 25 apps for shooting, editing and more!

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