WedStyle, developed by WeddingWire, seeks to inspire users through a feedback-based social network. Though the app shares many similarities with popular sites like Pinterest, the unique rating system is what truly sets WedStyle apart from the rest.
Concept and Functionality:
Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, especially in the early stages. You want everything to be perfect, but where do you start? If you’re looking for inspiration, popular sites like Pinterest are a must to browse.
However, sifting through hundreds of thousands of photos is almost impossible. Not only that, but you’re not quite sure what’s stunning and what’s flat-out bad. That’s where WedStyle comes in handy.
Basically WedStyle serves as a community-driven opinion app. Simply snap or upload a picture of a wedding-related item you’re interested in and post it to the app.
Community members will then give your photo a thumbs up or thumbs down, giving users a basic idea of what others think. Photos need not be your own, which is also a huge plus.
Users can optionally leave comments on your photo, as well, providing even more (hopefully constructive) feedback.
Naturally something like WedStyle gives back only what users put into it. What I mean by this is if you post very basic photos, you’re likely going to get basic responses. If you get creative and post something like a split photo of two dresses, however, thumbs up turns into a vote for the dress on the left and thumbs down is a vote for the dress on the right. It’s really all in how you use it.
Though the app shares many similarities with Pinterest, the quick rating system is what sets it apart and, in my opinion, makes WedStyle a better tool.
Seeing as WedStyle is a social networking app at heart, it comes with quite a few features that allow you to connect with other users. You can follow others who have similar taste and watch as their posts show up on your notification page.
This feature also allows friends and family to connect with each other and plan together, making the process even smoother.
Much like Pinterest, WedStyle allows you to save your favorite photos to personalized boards for easy reference later on. You can choose to make these boards public or private, as well.
WedStyle is available to download from the App Store for free and is designed for iPhone. If you’re looking for a unique way to plan your big day with the help of others, WedStyle is certainly an app worth checking out.
WedStyle requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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