Rumr Inc, a Cellular messaging centered startup which last yr raised an $ 800,000 seed, led by using Khosla Ventures‘ Ben Ling, to fund a sequence of tasks, has now launched its 1/3 app — referred to as Stichy — this one excited about sharing multimedia Content within Teams.
Rumr’s founder is James Jerlecki, who brings a background in messaging to the industry, having in the past worked for textPlus. Jerlecki kicked off Rumr Inc with an eponymous, anonymish staff messaging app rumr, launched in March this year. The crew adopted that with the Slingshot-esque Shotclock, launched in August, which turned picture sharing right into a popularity contest by the use of gamified ephemeral antics.
Their 0.33 effort, Stichy, feels as if it has a little less zeitgeisty buzz and a bit of more substance to it than either of its predecessors, given it’s addressing what is — at the least moderately conversing — a little bit of a ache-point: sharing pictures of the same event, comparable to a Birthday Celebration, taken via different folks on the event. Albeit it’s competing with Facebook on the crew social photo sharing entrance, But with a tighter frame — taking into consideration Easier sharing inside smaller Teams.
“Taking Part on Cellular sucks,” writes Jerlecki in a Medium post saying the launch of Stichy. “I was once at a chum’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and on the end of the evening, the fifteen of us spent 20 minutes seeing who had halfway decent photos and figuring out how one can send the photographs to each other in order that lets have a look at them. What’s your telephone number? E Mail them to me. Airdrop works higher — it was a mess!”
Stichy’s restore for this social sharing “mess” is an app that lets more than one individuals contribute multimedia Content Material (i.e. photographs and/or movies) to the same in-app interactive slideshow for Easier team sharing.
Everybody who has been introduced to a particular Stichy can add stuff to the Stichy, and in addition remark, like, share and so on. Content Material within a Stichy is ‘played’ (i.e. displayed) within the order it was introduced, very similar to a slideshow. Or users can swipe thru manually at a faster velocity. A Stichy can be left open-ended for more Content Material to keep being added, or closed off by using its creator — which means no extra new Content Material will also be added, However any present Content Material continues to be viewable and downloadable.
To ease media sharing out of doors the app, collaborators can retailer all the media inside a Stichy, in spite of whether or not they took it themselves, so the pooled Content Material does now not stay locked up inside the Stichy app’s Amazon Net Services’ based totally cloud storage locker. However possibly Stichy’s willing individuals are waiving any copyright claims on their very own Content Material, given it’s shared by means of default with any others which might be delivered to that very same Stichy.
Although the primary use-case for Stichy is simplifying workforce sharing of media between friends and family, Jerlecki points out the app could also be utilized by people trying to create a visible report of a selected task or thing, such as tracking their gym development, week by using week. Or recording a seasonal view of their backyard.
Requested how Rumr’s different apps are going, Jerlecki says more than A Hundred,000 photos were despatched by the use of Shotclock for the reason that app launched in August, with complete views exceeding one million so far. So it’s evident that Rumr’s previous apps have no longer been viral smash-hits yet. The staff will be hoping it’s onto something somewhat more straight away sticky with Stichy.
As Well As Khosla’s Ling, Google Ventures‘ MG Siegler, who — disclosure alert — has been a columnist for TechCrunch (However had no enter into this article), also participated in Rumr’s October 2013 funding round, together with Greycroft Companions, LA-primarily based angel investor Paige Craig, and Scott Lahman, textPlus founder and CEO.
Stichy is available as a free download on Android and iOS. It continues to be to be viewed how Rumr might monetize usage, But possibly — if it might probably construct an outstanding Stichy community — there could be scope to monetize round paid cloud storage for greater resolution Content.
“While we do plan to keep the service free, with the ability to store and share issues at even larger resolutions in the case of pictures and movies is top of thoughts,” Jerlecki tells TechCrunch, once I ask about future income streams.
“I definitely would no longer rule out charging or partnering with a cloud storage provider for one thing like that if we see users starting to have massive amounts of knowledge saved on Stichy, But once more necessary to see how the group evolves and makes use of Stichy,” he provides.
“Right Now our focal point is on making it simple for folks to collaborate on Cellular. There’s now not a whole lot available in the market that is actually easy or fun to use. We’ve seen the device used each methods via growing threads like foolish selfies and memes or like how I used it with my family on Thanksgiving to capture and create a story of a significant time in my lifestyles.”