The second company I’m going to profile for the Starters+Startups: The Future of SoLoMo & You panel I’m moderating is Wyst.
The Wyst app allows you to share geo-tagged photographs, with family, friends and members of your Facebook and Twitter social networks.
In the header of the page, there are three icons next to a phone which offer:
Since there was a video, I watched.
It’s a 3:13 minute commercial, that I think does a really good job of telling you what Wyst’s all about, without a single line of dialogue.
You simply follow this bloke around NY as he use the app and a companion screen of his iPhone shows you his Wyst thread.
Nicely done Wyst.
From what I gleaned from watching the video alone, you can take a picture, tag it with different emoticons and post it to your Wyst profile.
I’ll know more when I take the app for a test-drive.
The bottom of the page offers links to the App store, their social media profiles (Facebook and Twitter), the Latest News, Blog and About Us pages.
You can also sign up for the Wyst newsletter on the page.
The Latest News includes the fact that Wyst is now out of Beta and available in the iTunes App store.
The Blog takes you to a page which offers various Wysts of the Day.
It’s essentially a blog roll of different pictures taken by Wyst users all over the globe.
Wyst’s About Us page is fairly irreverent.
It pays homage to the Brooklyn roots of the app, as well as the following:
“Wyst is a like a new kind of message in a bottle: it’s a fun app that enables you to share cool moments, random musings, unique tidbits and interesting experiences by capturing them on a photo or text note and tagging them to a location for others to find. The idea came to us from a simple question:
“Wouldn’t it be awesome to freeze this moment in time, in this place, so that when someone else passes by this same spot they can find it and experience it themselves?“
As the Wyst site is light on pages, I checked out their Facebook and Twitter pages too (let’s get those numbers up fellas – okay?) while downloading the app from the App Store.
I’m going to play around with their app this week too, so stay tuned for any updates.
Again, if you’ve used Wyst, like it or have an opinion, please share!