AngelPad Funded Storie Reaches 100K Downloads of iPhone App in First Month
New 'Stories Near Me' lets users share and discover stories about the places around them
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Storie, the new iPhone app and social network that lets people create and share photo narratives, today announced that it reached 100,000 downloads within the first month of launch. The company also announced 'Stories Near Me,' a new geo-location feature that lets people share and discover stories about the places around them.
"People love telling stories, an art as old as time itself, and images have been an extremely powerful tool in storytelling," said Kuan Yong, founder and CEO of Storie. "Storie has given our users a simple yet powerful way to share everything from a family recipe to a life-changing experience."
Stories can be shared within Storie's rapidly growing community, or posted to other social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr), emailed and texted, and embedded on blogs and websites. The community has found thousands of unique and often poignant stories to tell:
- Living with cancer
- Celebrating a special relationship
- Step-by-step recipe instruction and DIY projects
- Volunteering at non-profits
- Vacation travelogues
The new 'Stories Near Me' feature further expands upon these possibilities by enabling anyone with an iPhone to create photo tours of their favorite places and leave them as "breadcrumbs" for others to discover. "We're thrilled that our users have found so many different ways to express themselves using Storie," adds Yong. "The Storie format has the expressiveness of a thoughtfully written blog post or a carefully edited video, but takes just minutes to compose and share."
Part of the AngelPad Summer 2011 class, Storie was unveiled at AngelPad Demo Day on October 18. AngelPad is a mentorship program founded by a team of ex-Googlers and provides founders with funding, mentorship and the chance to work alongside other great founders in San Francisco.
The free Storie iPhone app, which has been featured by Apple on the App Store in the US and globally, can be downloaded at http://itunes.com/apps/storie.
Storie is a new iPhone app and social network that lets people create and share photo narratives to illustrate everything from DIY projects to significant life experiences. Storie is founded by former Googler and YouTuber, Kuan Yong, and is funded by AngelPad. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. To learn more about Storie, go to www.storieapp.com.
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