CHICAGO, Ill. (PRWEB) December 11, 2013
A new photo-sharing app encourages social media users to create more meaningful content by capturing images and stories of important places they have “landed” – with a focus on the actual landing.
While “selfies” constantly focus on faces, the LandID app showcases users’ feet in precise physical locations that have the most significance to them. The app then invites the user to tell the story of the place, and the resulting split-frame image and description can be shared across other social networks. Additionally, when a LandID frame is taken, the time, date, and geo-coordinates are locked in to allow future generations to retrace and remember their steps and stories.
“The best of social media is wonderful – users document important events in their lives and create a sense of community; the same concept applies to important locations,” said Paul Hawkinson, founder of LandID. “Too often, meaningful content in social media seems to get lost among trivial chatter. LandID is an escape for those who are looking for something more lasting to share.”
Once users have created their split screen image, they can “check-in” to the location’s geo-positioning coordinates – the app pulls a list of nearby places from Foursquare – and share the images, geo-coordinates and story of the place’s significance.
“I've been fascinated with the reality that generations come and go, but significant physical locations remain,” Hawkinson said. “Millions of social media users have uploaded photos of their feet in a favorite spot, but LandID connects these images together to archive our personal stories at meaningful locations.”
In the current version, LandID frames can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or email. LandID is currently developing its own innovative community features in response to user feedback. The app also includes a “developer’s picks feed” that displays the most creative user-generated LandIDs.
“Why should anyone have to wonder where you stood?” Hawkinson said. “We should take advantage of social networks to record the important aspects of our lives and leave a legacy for our families and future generations.”
LandID is now available to download for free in the App Store. It is currently compatible for iOS 6.0 or higher.
LandID is a mobile platform designed to capture the images and stories of physical locations that shape your life. We treasure the ground where our heroes have landed. Landing is a process – finding good ground, planting a flag, telling the story, inviting others to follow. LandID requires iOS 6.0 or higher and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.