As content creators, bloggers are always looking for new ways to share content with our readers. The Guidecentral app is an easy-to-use tool that lets DIY’ers, artisans, crafters, and content creators alike, make turtorial guides from an iOS device. Since Guidecentral is very photo-centric, anybody that knows how to take pic or capture a screenshot with a smartphone, can quickly create and publish step-by-step guides and slideshows on just about anything.
Since I love covering the latest mobile apps, I can personally see using Guidecentral as a way to walk my readers through how to setup, operate, and squeeze the most potential out of an app. My tutorials would be available for other users who have downloaded the Guidecentral app, or I can share links on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and email for readers view my guides on the Guidecentral website.
Readers can then comment, share, and also discover guides from other users. Let’s be honest here, bloggers want to share new and exciting content, but we also want our readers to come to our sites as the source for that content. Instagram figured that out and now lets users embed photos and videos on their blogs. Guidecentral has also flipped the switch on tutorial embeds so users can now share dope visual content with readers, and keep their stats up as well (Let’s be honest here).
Check out my latest slideshow post (Shameless plug) on how to back-up Instagram images to the cloud with IFTTT (If This Then That) for iOS.
You do have to download the free Guidecentral app for iOS to create the guides. Once the guide is published, simply visit your Guidecentral account online, find the guide, and click the “Embed this guide!” button on the right of the screen, just under the guide share options.
That will reveal code that you can copy/paste on any blog/website to display a full-functioning (and easier to read) slideshow tutorial that your readers can flip through, complete with supply list, and the ability to share your tutorial via email.
In other words, with Guidecentr.al, you can quickly create new types of content on your iPhone that will keep viewers on your site. Sounds good to me!
Drop a line in the comments section on what types of tutorials and slideshows you can envision making with Guidecentr.al?