Tired of Instagram? Or just want a cool new app and community with which to share your photographic masterpieces? If so, Hipstamatic is looking to satisfy your needs with Oggl, an app that debuted earlier this month and eliminated the need for an invitation to join the community in an update late last week.
Hipstamatic’s camera app arrived in the App Store in 2011 and it’s a regular in the Top 200 Paid Photography apps for the iPhone. Hipstamatic offers several lenses and films via in-app purchase and its draw is the ability to combine these to create unique photos. The new Oggl also offers lenses and films though to access all of them, you need to become a member which costs $2.99 for three months or $9.99 for one year, paid via in-app purchase.
Hipstamatic is calling Oggl a “community for creative people to capture and curate their lives through photography” and it’s clearly trying to differentiate from Instagram with examples like this in the App Store description:
- Oggl isn’t a fuzzy snap of cooking solo on Tuesday—it’s dinner at French Laundry
- Oggl isn’t screenshots of your favorite album cover—it’s when you hung backstage with the band
- Oggl isn’t ducklips or bathroom selfies—it’s living like you mean it, your best creative work, and amazing life moments
What do you think? You ready for a more hip and artistic photo sharing community? To be honest, I’m not sure I am but I’ll still give Oggl a shot with at least the lenses and films available for free – my user name there is Marianne if you want to check out my poor attempts at fitting into this more creative, sophisticated audience. If I fail miserably, I’ll still be on Instagram.