Despite what your friends or the general pop culture consensus says, hipster is not a dirty word. At least that is the opinion of Doug Ludlow, founder of the photo sharing application that takes its name from the subculture. While other services such as Instagram shy away from the label, which most agree describes the quality of artsy/retro photo filters found in these sort of throwback picture sharing apps, Hipster embraces it completely. Heck, they’ve embraced it to the tune of 100,000 registered users. The figure goes nicely along with their newly announced Android app.
Hipster takes a slightly different approach from its competitors through what are called “postcards.” These snapshots in time combine an artistically rendered photo, text, location, and other data to provide a story along with the image. The new app allows you to choose the style of your postcard, tag friends and see what they are up to, share your creations on Facebook and Twitter, and even get a look at top postcards from your current location.
While Ludlow saw an Android app as being vitally important (he didn’t want to cater to only half the market with the currently available iOS app), the company isn’t locking users into a native interface. Alongside the launch of the Android version comes a full-featured web app that can be accessed from your mobile browser. That’s called blanketing the market. So are you hip enough to check out Hipster? Hit up the Android Market link below.
Android Market Download Link: Hipster