11 Feb Snappit: Capturing the events and moments that matter
If you’ve ever hosted an event, you know how difficult it can be to collect photos from your special occasions. Or if you’re attending an event, discovering that you’re required to use a hashtag customized for the occasion, and finding ways to share those memories and images privately can be a massive headache.
Tinh Nguyen was especially aware of this frustration — he saw the issue arise at weddings, specifically, when attendees weren’t able to share photos with each other in an easy-to-use and private platform.
Tinh has 15 years of experience in the IT space, and spent most of that time building solutions for big companies. His older brother, Tuyen, is also a developer, and both of them wanted to look into creating a solution for privately sharing and collecting photos.
The brothers attended Lean Startup Weekend last year, and met Pooja Gulati there, who is now leading the product development and also helping to spearhead the marketing efforts. During that weekend, they were able to validate their concept for Snappit.
Snappit makes it easy to collect pictures from special occasions by encouraging users to set up group albums for their events or activities. You can invite friends through SMS messaging or email to add them to the albums, and any pictures taken through the app go directly into the group album.
Another engaging feature in the app are the photo challenges to encourage event attendees to upload more pictures.
The Snappit team has been working hard over the last several months to make Snappit a solution for event photos — they were a part of the Startup Next program this last fall, where they had the opportunity to build their product out further and get feedback from other participants and mentors.
The latest version of the Snappit app is available in the iTunes store, and the team will be releasing the Android version of the app in March.