Thursday, September 26, 2013

'Frontback' App Makes Selfies Meaningful By Taking A Pic Of You And The Thing You're Looking At Simultaneously


FrontbackFor the last month or so, we've had a photo app called Frontback on our radar. Despite the over-saturation of the photo-sharing space, it seems to be catching fire. It's had 200,000 downloads recently. Why?

Maybe because it takes the embarrassment — or at least reduces the egomania — out of snapping a selfie. 

The idea is simple: You take a picture of whatever you're looking at with the back camera of your phone and then get yourself in on the fun by snapping a selfie with the front camera. The app automatically stitches the two together, one on top of the other. So, "Thing," followed by your reaction to said "Thing." Your selfies become more meaningful because a Frontback image will show people what inspired the selfie in the first place.

We decided to try it out.

Like most social media sites, you have to create a username and register before getting started.

As a new user, you're encouraged to find your friends who are already using Frontback, or invite them to join.

You can see potential friends via your contact list, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider