Munich, Germany, January 12, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Introducing video
Shotnote has just released a new version of its popular location-based photo sharing app. Users can now also share and discover videos of up to 10 seconds in length.
"Shotnote has always been about sharing special moments with friends at specific locations. Video is a fun and great way to keep these moments alive even better – to let friends know how we felt when we were at the place where they are right now," says Julian von Eckartsberg, CEO and founder.
With Shotnote, users can take a photo or video, tag it to a specific location and leave it to their friends. Anytime a friend ends up close enough to that location she will get a push notification and receives the Shot.
From a travel app to general location-based sharing
Originally thought of as an app to better share travel experiences with friends, Shotnote has developed into a general photo sharing app based on the users’ location. The two founders and friends Julian von Eckartsberg and Nils Ziehn were travelling through Europe when they came up with the simple idea for Shotnote: "We wanted to create an app that would allow our friends to receive a photo message anytime they would end up at the same travel spot. Even if these friends would get the message much later."
Today, people are using the app in many more ways besides during travel – for example couples may use it for leaving love notes at home or at work, younger users simply for surprise pictures at random places, others play scavenger hunts or may use it for local recommendations, e.g. to let friends know when they walk by a great bar. Introducing video to the app is likely to drive usage and engagement even more.
The company was initiated by the two founders Julian von Eckartsberg (CEO) as well as Nils Ziehn (CTO). In October 2014, Shotnote announced the closing of an angel round.