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Pixifly is an iOS app that allows users to search public Instagram photos based on time and place. Rather than searching based on keywords or hashtags, Pixifly searches by new filters: when and where the photos are posted, either by specifying the name of a place or by zeroing in on a specific location via the map view. Additionally, Pixifly just announced a new photo share feature allowing the user to make photo collages with up to four photos and share them with friends via Facebook, Twitter, text message or e-mail. Pixify 2.0.0 is available as a free download from iTunes.
Pixify Press Release
NEW PIXIFLY PHOTO DISCOVERY APP GIVES USERS A “FLY ON THE WALL” PERSPECTIVE: FOR THE FIRST TIME, NAVIGATE INSTAGRAM PHOTO CONTENT BASED ON TIME AND PLACE
HOUSTON -- Pixifly, a new mobile development company, today launched the Pixifly photo discovery app for iPhone and iPad. Available on the App Store, Pixifly allows users to search Instagram’s billions of images based on time and place, solving the problem of how to find photos tied to certain events or locations and giving users a new perspective on the world.
Rather than searching based on keywords or hashtags, Pixifly searches by new filters: when and where the photos are posted, either by specifying the name of a place or by zeroing in on a specific location via the map view.
“Every day tens of millions of photos are uploaded, and no one has come up with a viable way to navigate all that content until now,” said Adam Cooper, Founder & CEO. “Pixifly aggregates these photos to your specifications, giving new perspectives on what was happening on a certain day or what is happening right now. It’s truly fascinating to see the types of photos people upload, especially when it’s those uploaded in the area around you in real-time.”
Imagine the following uses of Pixifly:
World events — For an “on the ground” look at what is happening in Ukraine or other parts of the world, search photos posted amidst breaking news. View real-time postings that your local TV news won’t provide.
Your neighborhood — Pixifly your neighborhood to see popular photo spots, what is happening in bars or favorite restaurants, etc.
Weddings/Parties/Social Events — Want to see photos that families and friends took on your wedding day? Graduation? Girl’s night out? Put Pixifly on your iPhone.
Sporting events — Whether you were able to attend or are just watching on TV at home, Pixifly takes you to the heart of the action, showing snapshots fellow fans are uploading live from the stadium.
Travel – When in a new city or location, Pixifly to see what’s happening around you and determine where you want to go.
Pixifly users will experience the following features:
Get an instant look at all Instagram photos posted from 100 feet to three miles away
Select between an infinitely-scrolling list view or a map view of images showing exactly where the pictures have been uploaded
Easy one-click current location search setting
Specific location search powered by Google Places
Data features allow users to save search criteria to a list of “favorites”
Refresh options allow for ongoing updates of surroundings
Like and download photos
Block users if you don’t want to see their content; tap the ellipsis (…) at the bottom-right of the photo, then select the Block User option
Free to download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Pixifly is on the App Store. To use, download the app and sign in using your Instagram account.
Based in Houston, Texas and Charleston, South Carolina, Pixifly is founded by Adam Cooper, entrepreneur, and Paul Crowder, veteran software engineer. In addition, they are joined by Jon Capuano and Charles Rhyne, software engineers also based in Charleston. Proud of its customer-driven development, Pixifly wants your feedback. Please share at firstname.lastname@example.org.