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SlickFlick – iOS App Review

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SlickFlick is a social sharing photo app that allows you to create stories based around your images.

 

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Developer: Curious Quests Ltd
Category: Entertainment
Updated: November 30, 2012
Version: 2.1
Size: 12.6 MB
Rating: 12+
Price: Free/download

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?

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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?

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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?

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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.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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