Boosting PicYou.com – A Photo Sharing Platform with Custom Filters

PicYou.com offers you a user friendly platform for sharing photos which comes with custom filter effects on upload to enhance the images, it integrates with social media channels and aims to be a platform that is easy to use.

Photo Sharing on the internet has been around for many years now. Every now and then a new idea pops up with a twist. PicYou is a photo sharing site with a twist.

I thought their site was designed to attract businesses as well as individuals. It is an elegant design that would allow businesses to take advantage of a platform to market their brands.

Let me just point you to a few questions we’ve asked of one of the individual involved with the project, Joseph Ashburner.

Joseph has explained what the site is all about…

What is Your Vision for this Business?

PicYou.com is website offering users an easy to use and fun platform for instantly sharing photos online including integration with social media channels, custom filter effects on upload to enhance images, and social networking elements that take the idea of a photo sharing platform a step further. The idea is similar to the iPhone app Instagram but enhances the concept with access from any web based device and a wider scope of features.

What is the Business Plan or model?

Traditional display advertising and sponsorships with custom branded photo filters (patent pending technology) that allow sponsors to spread brand awareness and provide users with a unique filter effect to use on their photos.

Why Did You Start this Website?

Passion for photography and offering users an instant way to share their best photos.

How are You Planning to market it?

Our marketing plan involves PR and outreach to prominent tech blogs, PPC Display advertising, as well as Social Media promotions in order gain momentum on all levels of the marketing spectrum. Our outreach to startup booster and other startup sites of course also forms a part of this in our initial beta phases.

Who are the Founders of this Website?

Ivan Wong & Adam Oliver

Where are You Located?

San Franciso , USA

How are you Different from Your Competitors?

PicYou is aimed at providing the most simple and fun to use experience possible for users to share photos online within a non-cluttered and user friendly UI. There is already some strong competetion in the photo sharing niche. Below is a summary of a few of the points that  we feel give PicYou the edge against it’s competition:

  1. Ease of use – Leading photo sharing sites offer a great service but for the most part lack the edge of simplicity that lies at the core of PicYou. The site as as idiot proof as they come.
  2. Custom filters – Our custom branded filter effects are a fun way to add an extra edge to snapshots and are a helluva fun to use. More importantly , this feature is unique to PicYou when compared with other leaders in the field.
  3. Social media attributes – Features such  the ability to follow other users, a customized homepage feed, the ability to “Like” other users photos, and the option to customize your profile add elements usually reserved for social networks to the mix to spice up the age old photo sharing formula.

Please visit the site, PicYou.com, and have a look for yourself. If you like it, please share it with your friends. If you have comments or feedback for Joseph, please add them below this post.

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