My lovely husband gave me the heads'up about a new mobile app, which is super, super pretty and I think everyone should try it out. It's called STELLER and certainly lives up to its misspelled name ;)
STELLER allows you to create beautiful picture, video and textual stories in a flip-book style. You can create a story about absolutely anything. My first story features our recent trip to Iceland, which I thought was a good start because it covers travel and photography in a trip blog manner. Have a look for yourselves: ICELAND : The Land of Ice and Fire
You can browse the STELLER community for topics you're interested in and create your own collections around them. You can re-publish other people's stories into your collections too. The UX design and functionality are just sublime! Go on, try it out!!
I've been testing out a really neat new location-based service called TwitHops.com, which allows me to create a cool interactive map and photo timeline of all my trips via Twitter. All I have to do is add the hashtag #twithop to any of my tweets, making sure the location is enabled and it's as simple as that! TwitHops.com starts to create and visualise my journey (see below).
Now, this is especially pretty if your tweets include photos as they are displayed in a shiny timeline format on top of the map. As you hover over the tweet (or photo if there is one) the map will pan over to the location of your tweet/photo.
As you can see, my trip was from Finland to Scotland via London, and back :) Purely thanks to geographical reasons I managed to make it in a cool tick format!
Once I'm finished my particular trip (which can be of any length) I just have to add the hashtag #twithopped to the last tweet I want included in the trip and that's it! @twithopbot will then reply to me in a tweet and I'll have a nice customised link to my journey on TwitHops.com.
Since I like to share, of course I will share this with my friends on Facebook, very easily by clicking the 'share on Facebook' button, as you can see in the screenshot above and of course, right there on Twitter I can retweet this to my followers, just as I've done above!
One of the things I love about this service is that you are not required to sign up to TwitHops.com or login or authenticate yourself. All you need to do is tweet away on Twitter, adding the hashtags #twithop and #twithopped.
Minimum hassle, awesome visuals and maximum FUN.
What are you waiting for?! Check it out at www.twithops.com and twithop on board :)
Don't forget to see what I got up to on my trip to the UK!
Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist, language-geek, mum, Nordic at heart. Family, travelling, my bike, fitness and music make me tick.