London, United Kingdom – JustSeen 2.2, the latest photo-sharing App for iPhone, addresses the issue of social media isolation by introducing Collaborative, Curated & Connected Visual Storytelling. Rather than simply posting the occasional, somewhat random photo, JustSeen advocates visual storytelling, where every photo forms part of a greater story, building a deeper visual narrative. In today’s digital drive-thru, the speed and nature of visual consumption has altered the core objective of photography. JustSeen aims to re-introduce visual fine dining.
“Currently, almost all photo apps seem geared towards rapid viewing – too fast in my opinion, explains Karim Halwagi, JustSeen founder. “Quick snaps are posted, but almost as soon as they appear, they’re gone, washed away in the fast flowing current of the social sharing river. Where’s the real appreciation for photography, amateur or professional, gone? Photos are meant to capture moments forever, but with current platforms, how often do you even look for older posts? With JustSeen, we wanted to give users the chance to still enjoy individual moments, but as part of a bigger story – maybe you see a friends’ picture from the end of their holiday, but what about the rest of that trip? Wouldn’t it be great to click and see the full story, beginning, middle and end? And without having to filter through other unrelated images. That’s what visual storytelling offers and that’s why JustSeen was created.”
JustSeen also introduces a novel approach to the issue of “Friends” versus “Followers” in that users can have both. JustSeen users who follow each other become “Friends” and this then allows for added functionality. Not only can posts and stories be shared privately just with “friends,” but users can also invite their friends to join and contribute to stories they create.
The latter concept really forms the core of the JustSeen ethos. Halwagi feels this feature will set the scene for the future. Karim commented: “Almost all social media activity today can actually be quite lonely. What I mean is that the term ‘social media’ is kind of ironic, as it can cause more isolation than anything truly social. I think the future of digital is, and must be, collaborative, where users can create content with, and for each other. The rest of the world’s opinions then become a secondary concern – no need for that elusive “hero shot,” JustSeen’s all about engagement in one way or another. Friends engaged with each other, brands engaged with their communities, people teaming up to create and share visual experiences. Imagine a family who can share a story and stay connected through their posts, or a business that can enjoy direct engagement with their audience by directly inviting them to join and contribute to their brand visual narratives. That is where we see the future. JustSeen is truly Visual Storytelling… Together.”
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 84.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
JustSeen 2.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.
JustSeen is an early stage start-up, which has 3 shareholders and has been created with seed funding of $250K. Karim Halwagi is the Founder and majority shareholder of JustSeen.com Limited, the company registered to develop the collaborative visual storytelling App, JustSeen. Karim has a diverse background in media design and production. He has always enjoyed the power of the visual medium for storytelling, and it is through this passion and his desire to see more context as well as longevity in the social photo sharing space that he now focuses his efforts on developing JustSeen. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 JustSeen.com Limited. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.