Selfiest iOS App Review:
The best new way to capture selfies and test your skills in selfie challenges.
The practice of taking selfies – or a picture of oneself – has become common place these days in the realms within social media. Technology has even caught up with the practice and has introduced the front-facing camera to aid users in taking the perfect selfie. Even though there are a lot of apps out there dedicated to ‘the art of the selfie,’ there is only one that caters directly to the selfie lover – Selfiest.
Selfiest is an app that is all about users who are great at taking selfies. The developer wanted to create an app that would offer more than photo editing tools, which is prevalent in most selfie apps in the marketplace. They wanted to offer a really fun way to socialize selfies and add gamification to it.
Selfiest includes a wonderful statistic tracking feature that helps users keep track of their rankings and their popularity. Even though the app includes these wonderful features, it also has a first-class photo editing option that includes filter application and special effects to develop your photo into a high-ranking selfie.
- Apply cool filters & effects, add funny stickers, text, frames, and memes
- Take part in weekly themed selfie challenges
- Share your selfies and challenge results on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Discover, follow and communicate with selfie takers near you
- See where you rank among other users (both locally and worldwide)
- View stats for fans, likes and selfies by week, month, and location
- View top fans by gender and location
As a relatively new selfie-taker, I find this app to be quite enjoyable. I like that you can take your photo in this app and instantly share it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as within Selfiest. I haven’t gotten into the contest/challenge part of the app, but that’s only because the app is so new. The interface is so easy to use that I’m sure I will start picking that up soon.
Speaking of the UI, it’s a very clean, easy to navigate app. Right when you open it up, you are asked a few standard permission questions – location services, log in with Facebook, etc. – and then you are good to start taking selfies. I was also very impressed with the depth of the photo editing options. I took a selfie to test out the app and within a few simple taps on the screen, I had a really nice looking photo.
If you like taking selfies and are interested in a fun way to interact with other selfie lovers, give Selfiest a try.
For more information, visit http://selfiest.com.