We've all been there. Go to a party or a family get together and despite being in the digital age with online photo sharing, we still manage to endure taking the same picture with multiple cameras or having to wait for ages for them to be uploaded. A new mobile photo sharing app called Clixtr hopes to resolve that dilemma by introducing what the developers call the ultimate social camera.
The idea behind Clixtr is simple. It allows for picture sharing that is based on where the photograph took place. By using the iPhone's geo-location capabilities, photos shared to Clixtr are grouped into albums by event location and are made viewable on the app or at the Clixtr website. The cool part is attendees at the same event can also contribute to the album and comment to produce a real time stream. Think of it as Twitter for mobile photography.
Sharing pictures with other attendees at the event is also pretty simple. Once a photo is taken and uploaded to Clixtr, you can see what other Clixtr users are nearby and the photo can be automatically shared with them.
One of the great aspects of this event sharing is the ability to explore events, even if you can't be there to experience it. As Clixtr users share their photos, you can use the app to view aggregated photos and follow the action whether they be across town or across the globe.
A big key to successful social networking is always going to be having enough participants to make the sharing worthwhile. Fortunately, Clixtr the app and the service are completely free so give it a download and make photo sharing at your next get together, even easier.