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Seattle, WA, United States, 2012/08/01 - Appture is group photo and audio sharing done right. It enables users to safely and securely share their content with the people they care about the most - Sirqul.com / Gripwire.com.
Imagine a powerful tool that allows users to share photos and audio simply and securely. Imagine one that enable users to create albums that hold a collection of photos that can be collaborative, commented on, liked, and annotated with audio. What do people get? Not Flickr, not Instagram, and not even Facebook. They get Appture. The best group photo and audio sharing application for iPad and iPhone.
Appture alleviates the headaches of agonizing over privacy settings that other photo social networks provide with a simple ‘invite to participate’ feature. Users are only required to choose who can view a particular album and whether the group can add their own photos to the album. No additional work needs to be done. Users can upload and share as many photos as they wish with whom they chose from their address book, via emails, or from their Facebook friends list.
“One of the great things about Appture is that I don’t need to worry about privacy settings at all,” says John Hurr of Seattle, WA. “I just have to invite who I want to view the album and that’s it! I can upload photos from my existing social networks like Facebook and Instagram and I can even take photos and add effects, just like Instagram, all in Appture. Within minutes, I was sharing all my photos with just my close friends. I didn’t have to worry about the wrong people viewing, ‘liking’ or ‘commenting’ on my photos, which can be quite awkward.”
One of the key differentiators is the integration of voice and audio. Users are able to leave voice comments and annotate their photos with their surroundings; something Facebook still can’t seem to do.
“We feel that the auditory sensations users receive when hearing comments and feedback in the form of real, human expression, provides a key differentiator in Appture,” says Justin Yu, Product Manager for Appture. “Sharing photos suddenly becomes more meaningful, in ways that aren’t diminished via video.”
Users can also chat in real-time when viewing an album. The feature has been described as a “dedicated channel for friends to contextually discuss” the shared photos that are either being taken at that moment in time or had captured a previous experience. This provides a fun and instantaneous way of communicating with each other, while sharing memories with the people that matter the most.
Appture’s ability to provide new ways of interacting with content and its users enhances the overall experience of group experiences. Besides commenting, users provide locations where the photo was taken, use custom filters to enhance their photos, and integrate with their existing photo accounts on various social networks. Download Appture today and send instant notifications associated with events you want your friends, family, and teammates to experience, as they happen!
About Sirqul, Inc.
Appture is powered by Sirqul.com, a Seattle-based startup that has created a ubiquitous social platform that enables consumers and brands to create their own distributed, Social-Location-Mobile content as a means of driving awareness and engagement through viral adoption. Appture is the first of many applications that will be released this fall.