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Hipster

Share Postcards of Photos


Tiny
Published 05/16/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for?

Hipster is a fun way to share what you are doing or where you are. Postcards have been a typical way to simply let another person know that you are somewhere else while also giving the person an image of some sort depicting your current environment. This is what Hipster does electronically. By using the Hipster application, users can share photos of their locations in a postcard frame and send the created postcard to other people. It can be an exciting way to keep in touch with people while away from home and also share amazing and interesting photos that are taken during a trip, vacation or adventure. There is also an opportunity to connect to a Facebook account or view photos with a Google Map backdrop, like or comment on a photo and filter submitted or shared photo postcards by popularity, submission time and location.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Founded by Doug Ludlow, Ethan Czahor, and Steffen Hoffman in 2010, Hipster has its headquarters in Soma, San Francisco. With Hipster, people can create nostalgic postcards using various types of shots and designs. The creation and use of different tones for photography makes photos look different and appealing. being able to make photos look different can makes the postcards seem even more classic. The application is also gaining popularity for its ability to be downloaded to an iPhone or Android device.

What are the differences to other apps?

Creating postcards out of photos is not entirely unique, but Hipster does stand out by making it easy to do so. Also, connecting with Facebook allows users to quickly integrate their photos and friends into the Hipster experience. This greatly increases the popularity of the application in addition to being able to be interactive with the postcards by liking or commenting on such photos.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Hipster application presents a collage of photos and this easily intrigues any user. The navigation of the website is easy. Postcards can be located by filtering through locations or simply by clicking on the link for popular photos. It is also possible to view recently added postcards. A Google Map mode is also available, although not clearly displayed.

How does the registration process work?

To use Hipster, registration occurs by signing up for an account. New users provide the first and last names, an email address and a password to begin using the Hipster application. In addition, new users may also upload a photo or image, similar to an avatar, to be associated with the account.

What does it cost to use the application?

It is free to use the Hipster application. There are no costs for uploading pictures or for viewing postcards that have been shared on the website. Hipster does have apparel for sale and users can navigate to the apparel sale section of the application to view items for men, women and babies.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Hipster would be recommended to those who love postcards or think that postcards are a fun way to share information about the current location and activities. It can be fun and exciting and rather than just sending a photo, creating a postcard can make the experience even more enjoyable.

  • By using Hipster, users can share postcards of their photos showing what they are doing or where they are
  • Connect easily with an existing Facebook page and users can like or comment on photos
  • View unique, interesting and popular photos using a Google Map backdrop
  • Use Hipster to search for submitted and shared photos by location
  • Hipster will allow users filter through photo postcards by the newest or most popular photos


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