Instagram just got a little more exciting. We now have new ways to push the reach farther than the twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Flickr options…. the images can live on in 3-D and be seen by non-followers aplenty. We can now surprise friends with gifts themed by their own snapshots… the possibilities are fun with these trending technologies:
In May 2014, Adidas announced the international rollout of a mobile app that will let consumers customize footwear with their own photographs. mi adidas app users will be able to choose an image they have taken via Instagram or another photographic platform, and then arrange its placement on a ZX Flux sneaker. Customers can also pay and organize delivery via the app.
Surpassing its Kickstarter target in March 2014, NailSnaps turns digital photos into nail stickers. Using a custom template on the NailSnaps app, users can design nail art using images from Instagram or their camera roll, before NailSnaps prints and ships the stickers from its manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. The stickers can be applied directly onto the nails and last for around a week. A set of NailSnaps costs around USD 20.
And there is an edible option, brought to us by London-based Boomf – this is a super cool gift for the instagram fanatic who has everything. The shipping is free, world-wide. Chose your favorite 9 photos – or surprise a friend with your favorite combination of 9 photos (it can be 9 of the same image), and they will arrive atop edible marshmallow treats in a tidy box. Below is the Boomf preview of images selected in the efficient order placing process. The box of 9 that arrives will have the same layout. Quick & easy- Brilliant! They make a thoughtful gift as is, and I also saw these atop bamboo skewers, on a birthday cake… clever!
Here is a cool article from Social Media Today that give interesting STATS on Instagram. If you are not already on it, you should most definitely join the fun!