App Name: PhotoGraph
Total Users: 1,500
With 4+ billion photos on Facebook, each user only gets to see the tip of the iceberg. Mainly users are exposed to the photos they have been tagged in. This leaves many interesting and relevant never being revealed to users. From this concept came the idea of PhotoGraph, StumbleUpon for Facebook photos.
The main screen presents a central photo with related thumbnails to the right. Clicking on one of the thumbnails makes it the main photo and three more related thumbnails are presented. Discovered a great photo you want to share? Just click on the star to publish it to your profile. Collect great photos of your friends while browsing across albums and friends.
We hope that browsing and sharing photos in this way will help expose the great photos on Facebook. Users love browsing photos of their friends and this tool will help them find relevant photos they like. We think that Facebook’s native photo app only scrapes the surface of the vast sea of photos they have. Hopefully Facebook users will be able to find much better and relevant photos.
While this app hasn’t gotten the user adoption of KissMe or Send Hotness, we believe that as the platform matures, a second generation of apps will become popular. These apps might initially piggyback off lighter weight, viral apps, but ultimately users will be more engaged. These apps will become more feature additions to Facebook rather than mimicking existing, know features (poking, wall posts, etc).
A little about the team: We are all in the school of Engineering (Mark and Avi are Electrical Engineers and Adam is in Computer Science). Our Facebook interests are in creating useful apps that really add to the Facebook community. For more information on PhotoGraph and the development team, check out our team’s blog: The PhotoGraph Blog
Cheers and happy browsing!