The story format that features streams of photos and videos has been so popular that it’s been cloned from Snapchat, which pioneered it, by Facebook — first with Instagram Stories, then with Messenger Day, and then with WhatsApp Status. It’s highly addictive, compelling viewers to stay glued to their devices’ screens for the latest visual updates from the users and brands that they follow. So it’s hardly a mystery that other apps are trying to join the storytelling party. And one of the newest apps to do so is Flyr.
Flyr is a new platform that enables you to create, watch, and share interactive and interesting video-based stories. Above all, it prides itself in offering speed. There’s speed in the way it facilitates content creation. There’s speed in its intuitive video player. And there’s speed in its exporting of stories for sharing on other platforms.
Flyr boasts automated design and video editing for quick and easy content creation. Touted as “Tinder for graphic design,” its Power Swipe feature allows you to simply swipe to reveal the app’s algorithmically generated combinations of layouts, colors, and designs. It also incorporates AI in its suggestions of photos, videos, and GIFs that you can use in your story. All this without requiring extra time for rendering and uploading.
Tap through Flyr’s proprietary video player to watch a variety of interactive stories, complete with support for hyperlinks that can drive viewers to relevant webpages. Stories are also editable even after publishing. At launch, Flyr features six channels where you can watch fast-paced stories about memes, news, and more: Dr. Speckz, Entrepreneur, Fail_44, JStreet, Nuggets, and VIP.
Sharing is caring, and Flyr happens to care about the ease that sharing stories should be done with. Flyr features responsive exporting, which automatically resizes the story you want to share to fit the platform of your choice, be it Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or iMessage.
Flyr is an exciting new platform for visual stories. Its plethora of layouts, colors, and designs is reason enough to check it out. But the fact that it also features an AI-powered media engine, a zippy video player, and responsive exporting gives this fun and easy-to-use app more to recommend itself.
Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch, Flyr is available now on the App Store for free.