Next For Me: Founder
Chirp Interactive: Co-Founder, Creative Director
Chirpscreen presented a constantly evolving visualization of social media streams as a Facebook app, a screensaver and desktop app. Calling content from Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and EBay to create a personalized engaging display of your network activities.
Chirp was funded by Greylock Partners and acquired by Comcast.
Following on our work with Chirp Interactive, we were still convinced there were a lot more interfaces possible with the tsunami of imagery folks were posting on Twitter. We thought that a mobile entertainment app that not only showed the text of the tweet but layered it on the image, was a fun way to view a tweet. A link to an image just wasn’t cutting it.
We developed an api that fetched referenced images, sized them for the iPhone then layered the text on top and spit it out in a full screen iPhone app. The results were a wild serendipitous display of unexpected imagery especially when using the wildcard search functionality.