Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Croation Shoe Addict app goes global?

If you're already hooked on Instagram (yes, that would be me) then you might like to check out ShoeAddicts.

New to the app world, ShoeAddicts is a complete mobile social network for shoe lovers.

Dubbed, the 'Instagram for shoes,' this startup hails from Croatia, a little country with huge potential when it comes to new ideas and technology (and they just happen to be big readers of this blog).

Creator Anela Senčar says the idea for ShoeAddicts came from her love of shoes, while co-founder Pedja Pušelja was an avid user of mobile networks and applications, forming the perfect team. Anela and Pedja set out to go global with the app so it made sense to get some experts handling the design and coding, enter Marko Prljić (designer) and Goran Vukšić (programming).

As Instagram has a timeline of photos, ShoeAddicts has a 'Shoeline'; feeding photos your 'friends' recently took featuring their most coveted shoes. Sharing your own shoe pics is pretty straight-forward and is pretty similar to the Instagram method but instead of clicking 'like' users click 'Heel up' to show their appreciation.

The attention to detail is impressive but if you're already using (and love) the diversity of the Instagram stream there is no need to replace it, unless you prefer to see a pure shoe photo feed.

I’ll leave you to discover the joy of ShoeAddicts for yourself and make up your own mind.

@traceygillinder would like to apologize for cheating on Shoe Addict readers. Forgive me? Then check out the new Brisbane Times Plus One Column!

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