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Feb 02, 2017 08:06 AM EST

Washington University Students Create Photo-Sharing App At A Bigger Scale


Students at Washington University in St. Louis created a photo-sharing app that provides users access to all photos taken over a certain area or location. The app has been launched on the App Store with the developers continuing to improve it based on feedback from its users.

Student Life reported that the app is created by three Washington University juniors: Aditya Gaddipati, Devin Patel and Vivek Yanamadala. The Hubble App was launched last year on the App Store and is said to have been downloaded 800 times already.

According to the app's official Facebook page, it was launched last Dec. 3, 2016. The creators urged users to join them as they capture the moment and relive memories.

The creators noted that they created the app to allow people who attend a certain event remember every moment. This is regardless of who took the original photo.

Gaddipati emphasized that users can use the app to create a "seamless, one-place location" for everyone to have access to all photos from an event. Patel added that the idea came when they attended several events and had to keep on asking other people to send the images that they captured.

With the photo-sharing app, users are able to capture different moments of the event and share it with others. Gaddipati admitted that the app's cloud-based platform solves two problems: first is when people don't remember who took the photos and second is about storage.

The cloud-based platform frees up phone storage since it saves photos to the cloud. In the App Store, it was noted that the Hubble App has been updated last Jan. 12, 2017.

Users can create their own Hub, which is a collective photo stream for friends and opt to have it private or public. The Hub's time of availability can also be controlled by the user when it starts and ends.

After the set duration for the stream, Hubs become inactive. This means that other users will have 24 hours to collect the moments that they want to save before it disappears.

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