Hipstamatic has a new group photo sharing app that just might help you remember what happened last night.
With the Hipstamatic D-Series (as in “disposable”) app, available in iTunes December 15, a group of people can snap “rolls” of pictures of 24 “exposures.” The set-up is a deliberate nostalgic wink to analog photo days and cheap disposable cameras still given to guests at weddings, says Lucas Allen Buick, Hipstamatic founder and CEO.
Here’s how it works: you invite Facebook friends to participate and everyone who agrees can either shoot the roll or just view all the photos when the roll is finished. And just like analog photo rolls, those blurry shots or accidental shots of the floor go in there, too. The basic app is free, but you’ll be able to buy $0.99 lenses to further awesomeize your shots.
Fittingly, the video demo shows a hungover guy trying to put together the pieces of a rollicking night spent with friends from high school. Like the anonymizing Tweet app, originally designed to liven up boardrooms but popular with Occupy protesters, this could be co-opted to use on reporting events, protests and the like, an scenario Allen Buick says he didn’t plan on but can well imagine.