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Wink is a new way to share photos with friends nearby

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Wink is a new way to share photos with friends nearby
There are plenty of options for those of you who want to share photos, like Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google+, 400px, and the list goes on. But, Wink wants to try jumping in that game anyway, and it thinks it has the right hook: making it easier to share photos specifically with friends who are nearby.

As with most sharing apps, your friends will have to have the app to get the pictures, but the key is really that you can only share photos with friends who are in close physical proximity. That option obviously has some big potential for anyone scared about a picture going viral, because you can more easily control who gets the photos. Wink will pull pictures from any app you choose, so you can still use Instagram's filters if you're that kind of person. 

We haven't had a chance to test it, but we're a bit curious how Wink is better than other sharing options like that old classic e-mail, or perhaps a group messaging app. You can check out the marketing video below, but be warned, there are some guinea pigs doing the nasty at one point. 

Wink is available for free on iPhone and iPad in the iTunes App Store.

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posted on 11 Dec 2012, 23:49 2

1. Elboo (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Dec 2012)

Bluetooth file transfer called. Why do the editors and rest of the iPhone generation act like it never existed? If you mention it and all mention it and complain maybe Apple with implement it in its seventh iteration.
You dont need an app, you need bluetooth file transfer.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 08:23

3. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)

Damn good point. Even my old w800 could do bt file transfer back in 2005..

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 11:24 1

4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Why does every geek think that existing technologies are the answer even though most people don't use them? The reason the app is needed isn't because Apple doesn't have Bluetooth file transfer, it's because most people don't know or care that the option exists. Apps get marketing, and apps get users. Features like Bluetooth file transfer get buried, and only used by tech savvy people and apps that want to make it easier for the luddites.

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 03:37

2. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

seems like its going to be another hocker type application.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 06:25

5. hockey_gloves (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)

with the iphone you can click the share button and choose email, it takes seconds.

probably easier than asking your friends to install this app...

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