SlickFlick – iOS App Review
SlickFlick is a social sharing photo app that allows you to create stories based around your images.
Developer: Curious Quests Ltd
Updated: November 30, 2012
Size: 12.6 MB
Our Rating: 4/5 ****
What Is It?
It’s a beautiful app created by an ambitious team of developers and backed up with £100,000 by a group of media & entertainment investors, to forge a new craft of telling stories with photos.
The app can be loosely described as an Instagram for animated picture stories.
Is It Easy To Use?
Once you’ve downloaded the free SlickFlick app, you need to register with your email address or connect with Facebook. You can also link your Instagram or Flickr accounts to access all your existing photo albums. Getty Images have also cut a deal with the developers and made its wholly owned photo library available and you’ll see on that following the sign up.
The home page is ‘slick’, as the name says, with a nice parallax effect.
Most functionality is intuitive making an otherwise complex creation process relatively seamless.
How Does It Work?
There are seven themes to select within the app, which effectively combine filters, fonts, captions and animations, and are designed to help you tell stories in various ways. Each theme is very different from the other and lends itself to a particular subject matter. LaDiDaa is great for a hipster style story set at a summer festival and XOXO is a purikura pop theme for teenage girls.
The essence of this app is that you make rich visual stories in seconds from your phone. Whether you ‘storify’ your old albums or point & shoot on the spot. The ability to make quick movie style stories allows you to cover current events that can go viral.
The app is social and fully networked so you can share your stories in the app or via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and email. You can follow users and get notified when they publish stories or react to yours.
Today SlickFlick has launched a new theme for users to document their winter season: office parties, Christmas turkey, ski holidays or New Year’s resolutions.
This app pushes many buttons for us here at TheAppWhisperer, we love the photography aspect of course and we love stories, SlickFlick is a winning innovate combination.
Should You Download It?
Absolutely yes do download it, it comes free from the App Store. This app manages to combine a visual storyboard with a very slick and portable interface making it an ideal app for your mobile photography obsession. Don’t miss it.