Stories is a social network for sharing stories that was created by four entrepreneurs. The idea behind this platform is that the stories are no longer than a smartphone screen (around 100 words) since the reading/writing format it uses is long enough to tell a story and short enough to read it in a minute. For its development, the app won a CORFO contest though Incuba UC’s GeekCamp.
The entrepreneurs and founders of the app Juan Manosalvas (developer), Francisco Leon (CTO), Ignacia Hofmann (founder partner & Head of Art) and Pamela Aranguiz (founder partner & CEO) explain that with this project what they want is to “democratize” reading and writing in the world and to create a “World Living Library” of short stories, doing this through geolocation.
“We invite everyone in the world to turn their experiences, anecdotes, dreams and imagination into stories and to share them with the world through the app,” they say. “The same way Instagram made us all see life through the eyes of a photographer, we want to allow everyone to see life through the eyes of a writer.”
The literary categories in the app are dynamic and created by the users through #hashtags, so as not to limit anyone’s imagination.
The first version of Stories, the application for social storytellers is available as of today in the App Store and can be downloaded for free by searching for “Stories” or through this link. The Android version will be available on Google Play in about a month.
You can also download it from www.writeappstories.com where there is also a registration form that you can sign up in to receive newsletters about the new features and versions of the app.
In the upcoming updates new features will be added such as notifications, login through other social networks and geolocalizing.