Well here’s a bit of fun for your Tuesday afternoon – Yarrly is a pirate-themed photo app for adding captions to your snaps and creating your own memes.
The free photo app was created by a couple of London-based designers, spotting the potential for a quirky platform to share edited pictures. With Yarrly, you can climb aboard a friend’s or stranger’s photo and add your own image or punchline.
Yarrly works by uploading two-panelled images, adding captions and sharing them through the app – or with friends via text, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. The shared images can then be edited – or remixed – by other people with their own images that put a new twist on the initial joke.
Did that sound needlessly complicated? It isn’t really – just think of it as an extension of what happens already with internet memes.
Yarrly co-founder Holly Clarke explained to The Next Web: ““Image-based conversations are a universally uniting medium. Expression and creativity are fundamentally limited by ego and ownership. With Yarrly we wanted something where people could riff, play and produce without the shackles of identity to ensure that the content is put first.
The focus, then, is on building a platform for the kind of images that we already like to create. Unlike simpler photo sharing apps like Rando and Pixplit, Yarrly is about recycling those old images you’d forgotten you’d taken and turning them into something funny.
The app is Android-only for now, which is an interesting move from the developers – although we’re hardly about to complain.
Co-founder Dave Ganly explained:”Going Android first was a bold strategy for us but we hope that as the number of app downloads are about to overtake iOS, and as the quality of new and experimental apps for android is fairly mediocre, that we’ve hit upon a sweet spot.”
Got your interest? Head over to Google Play now where you can download Yarrly for free.