Level to HN: A photograph sharing app that is now not attempting to be a TikTok clone


We launched Pidgeon a couple of weeks in the past, and since then we’ve had a extensive gamble to repair relatively lots of bugs and upgrade the usability a extensive amount.

The app is made proper for photograph sharing. No videos, no NFTs, proper photos, feedback, and chats. Every submit is ranked like on reddit – a aggregate of the person upvote/downvotes and the quantity of time handed for the reason that submit’s creation.

We’re also attempting to steer clear of adverts, and as an different adopt a freemium model. The principle motive for it is a ways because other folk are loads more serious about privateness this show day, and if we aren’t serving adverts, then the person is aware of that we don’t bear an incentive to prefer their files.

There’s already a minute group of about 1500 on the app, with relatively lots of them being professional photographers. So the photos going up peek in actuality fine (now not much less than in my thought). But we don’t proper need to be a group of of us that procedure shut into chronicle themselves photographers – that’s a mistake that varied platforms like Flickr and VSCO scheme. To turn out to be frequent, you bear got to scheme your platform easy to make use of for the informal individual; finest catering to mavens will necessarily preserve your group smaller than it otherwise will most definitely be.

Customers bear been asking for a desktop client, and whereas we don’t bear one but, we prevail in opinion to add it – and it won’t procedure shut us as lengthy as IG to attain it, and neither will or now not it is an afterthought the place the UX is intentionally made unhappy in advise that you’re pushed to make use of the app as an different. But we need to shine the mobile app first sooner than we bring together there, and there’s calm relatively lots of labor to attain because it’s tremendous early days.

If you would prefer to strive it out, right here’s the link:



And please prevail in present any recommendations you bear got on the app! It in actuality does relief us scheme it larger.

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