Startup Sincerely, makers of Postagram for iPhone and Android, continues its mobile-photos-meet-the-real-world mission with the release of PopBooth, an iPhone and iPad 2 app that turns your mobile device into an old-fashioned photo booth.
PopBooth for iPhone and iPad uses the front-facing camera to let you snap four shots in a photo booth-like fashion. You can then choose to apply a filter, à la Instagram, to all captures.
The final result is a photo strip you can send and share via Facebook or email, or have printed and shipped for $2.99. The hard copy PopBooth photo strips are printed at 300dpi resolution on thick card stock are delivered as two printed six-inch photo strips.
The inspiration for PopBooth, says Sincerely co-founder Matt Brezina, was fellow co-founder Bryan Kennedy’s wedding. “People love photo booths at weddings, but they are expensive,” says Brezina. “He thought it’d be cool if someone could pass around an iPad with a free app and get the same result at a much lower cost.”
It seems fitting then that the PopBooth for iPad application includes a Party Mode feature that the Sincerely team believes is ideal for weddings, conferences and other social gathers. The idea behind Party Mode is to transform the iPad 2 into a digital and mobile photo booth that attendees can use to make their own photo strips.
PopBooth cleverly re-imagines the photo booth for a mobile photo-obsessed generation and we suspect Sincerely’s second product will become a fast hit on the App Store.