This is a real app where people can confront who they really are and their identity through an easy way to capture themselves at any time,” Nguyen said. “Our focus is on your regular day and less on those look-at-me moments.
The developers behind a new app called Selfie are banking on our secret obssession with self-portraits. They’ve created an app that’s a cross between Instagram and Snapchat, but only allows users to use their front-facing smartphone cameras.
Selfies have become a form of communication… and they can display a person’s mood, surroundings, and more. It’s not surprising that [Josh] says millennials in their teens and early 20s are the biggest users of the app so far–we are the pioneers of the selfie as a medium.
TL;DR Hey look! You can now sign up on Selfie with Twitter!
One of the main gripes we heard after launching Selfie was that it was pretty lame to just have Facebook login and nothing else.
You know, we reaaally wanted to get it out there after our hack weekend and FB allowed us to bypass a lot of tough scenarios with rolling our own identity system. But there’s no reason why we can provide non-FB users with an alternative to take photos of themselves!
So now you can selfie yourself all over with Twitter, too. More goodies soon!
We are cranking stuff out this week! So proud of the team.
What I’ve sweated over for the past 7 months with Alaric. I’ve always wanted to to have something like this for myself. I never thought it would be this hard to build something from scratch— but super stoked to see this come alive!
We’re incredibly fortunate to be building Imagist (and Selfie) off Parse. A few years ago, building mobile apps means you had to roll your own backend too — now, we’re free to experiment with interactions and user-facing features fast thanks to services like Parse.
It’s one of the reasons why we could come out with a full social network for Selfie over a weekend.
Alaric is at Parse Dev Day today - excited to see what new toys we can play with in the next few weeks.
Also - we were somewhat worried when Facebook bought Parse earlier this year: was the service going to suffer? But it seems all is good so far!