Social platform for photographers
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 06 Sep 2014, tested on HTC One S
Fluid interface, high quality photos, no ads
Popups when you take photos
EyeEm for Android is a photo discovery app that puts you in touch with photographers in your area. You select some collections at the start (e.g. Travel, Black and White...) so that the app gauges what kind of photos you will appreciate. Then you can favourite particular albums, or follow photographers, to get a stream of fascinating visual content.
Photo sharing apps often times get clogged with rubbish photos of other people's dinner. Not EyeEm: the photos have so far been of very high quality. This may be partly because the app specifically targets itself as 'serious' photographers.
At first, I wasn't convinced that the geographical basis for discovering photos was going to make sense. But actually, it's really cool to find artistic photos of places nearby; to see your local area in a different light. I found some very stylistic photos of my neighbourhood, and was so impressed that I asked the photographer how he achieved the effect.
EyeEm will appeal to photographers of all skill levels. It's a great way to showcase your work, and learn from other local photographers. The way of adding from your recently taken photos from within the app is very fluid, as is the interface in general. There's a handful of decent filters you can apply. Finally, the app contains a list of "missions" - recent themed photography competitions that you can directly compete in.