Selfies can be big news, whether it’s the Oscars or the Tour de France, and now anyone looking for the perfect self-portrait has a new tool to take advantage of: the Selfies app for Android, released by WordPress developers Automattic. The app is still in its early stages and the coders are asking for feedback from users to shape its direction in the future.
At the moment, the app sticks to the basics. You can take your selfie, add an appropriate filter and caption, and post it to a public stream of images. Further down the line the team is planning to add the ability to subscribe to specific feeds. You can respond to any Selfie with another image, something which the developers hope leads to “a fun back and forth” within the app.
“The app is in its infancy,” say the developers on the Selfie FAQ page. “We made an effort to find the ‘quickest time to fun’ in this app — get users to post and enjoy images right away instead of making them go through the numbing series of sign ups, logins, Facebook and Twitter connections, etc that are common in other apps.”
According to TechCrunch, the low-key launch was intentional — it’s something of an experiment from Automattic as it looks to expand beyond its core products after raising $160 million in investment in May. There’s also the option to share your photos on more established social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If the app proves to be a hit, it will appear on iOS as well.
If you’re a keen poster of photos of yourself, give the app a whirl and help contribute to its development.