App Coliseum: Instagram VS GifBoom

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” ― Karl Lagerfeld
Instagram allows users to create artistic photos almost as simply as taking the picture itself. GifBoom can bring an artistic flare to a few moments in Time just as easy.

The world is full of amateur  photographers and ever since apps like Instagram came about, editing has lost its luster. Though the really good stuff is still professionally done, its still nice to have so much beauty displayed easily from so many perspectives.

Instagram provides 19 gorgeous filters, simple borders and variable tilt-shift blur to the fingers of 100 million+ users around the world. With instant sharing options for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare and Flickr. You can also email pictures that are automatically saved to your phone's memory. Proven as a favourite app among all mobile platforms by sheer numbers alone, Instagram is a force to be reckoned with in the mobile photography world.

You can use the Explore feature to find popular users, utilize the News tab to view notifications and simply browse through your Home feed to see what your friends are posting. Usually shots of food.





GifBoom is rapidly gaining users, seeing as it is almost exactly the same as Instagram, but with GIFs. Graphics Interchange Format has been around since the 80's and till recently only the most creative have been able to make them. Today there are many apps that can be used to create GIFs and many websites to share and view them.                                          GifBoom is intended to create a community solely of GIFs that you and your friends have created to share amongst each other.  It has   9 great filters, the ability to rotate and an awesome Add Text feature. You can also share your GIFs with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, email and MMS.

With a million+ user and a selection of  popular community feeds to views, it's a nice way to pass some time by admiring random people's creativity. 

If these apps both came out yesterday, I think they would be equally as popular, but they would each attract different types of users. I have always been a big GIF fan, so GifBoom wins me over only because I choose to edit and share photos by other means. Sorry Instagram.

Instagram
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GifBoom
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