Today is turning out to be photo-journal app Friday, with the latest entry in the list from iOS developer Manton Reece. It’s called Sunlit, and it’s a way to put together a journal of your daily meanderings with photos, text and check-ins. And here’s the twist: the free app uses App.net as it’s storage backend, so you can finally get some use for that account you signed up for but never use,
Sunlit pulls photos from Dropbox or local storage, and checkins from Foursquare or Ohai. It renders these check-ins using maps, and you can even snap photos from within the app (there’s an optional 30-second self timer, too).
Pictures can be edited using filters, and the original picture is stored so you can re-edit or revert at any time, just like iOS 7’s filters, and you have access to everything form any other App.net apps thanks to the shared storage.
Stories are made to be shared, but Sunlit’s stories remain private until you tell it who to share with, and you can even collaborate on stories with another user, letting you make a shared vacation journal for instance.
This trend is very welcome. Showing people all your photos direct from your iPhone camera roll is the equivalent of handing them the pack of prints still in the lab’s envelope. Nobody wants to see all the failed shots before getting to the good ones. But nobody wants to curate iPad photo albums either. Apps like Sunlit make sharing your pictures easy, fun and fast.
More like this please.