Today, Brian McGinnis, Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis, and Chris Schoenbohm announced the launch of their New York-based photo sharing app, Viewfinder. Users can organize, connect, and share photographic life experiences through the exclusive iOS platform.
By starting conversations with the people you care about, sharing your perspective in real-time, and capturing new experiences, Viewfinder makes it personal. That is, one of their main priorities is to get users to post private and candid photos that define the real life moments of every day.
“A seasoned team of ex-Google engineers have been working on this for the last 18 months,” says the Viewfinder crew. “We are turning photography into a communication medium.”
Communications is paramount for the team. Their inline messaging and commenting systems make it easy for users to freely and privately share anything they want with specific groups or individuals.
And that word, privacy, is also at the top of their list next to communications. None of your photos go anywhere without your permission, and you are able to specify who can access your photographic and conversational content.
The amount of photo sharing apps that currently exist is testament to the fact that smartphone users love to document any and all of their experiences. The team at Viewfinder is hoping to make their mark in the photo sharing game, and the early reviews in the iTunes store read promising.