12 August 2016
Two former Facebook engineers Arun Vijayvergiya and Nikolay Valtchanov have released a new app named Fabric which is a personal location-based journal app. Like any other journal app, the app is aimed at helping users keep a journal of things happenings in their lives as they happen so that they can have look at them anytime later and relive those moments. But this new app has been released with a slightly different approach to the same concept of digital journals along with an aim of making it social as well.
One good thing about Fabric app is that it does most of the hard work for you. As soon as you will register for an account with the app, it will pull all your photos from the phone's gallery, Facebook, and Instagram and will place them on a map. There is also a timeline on the right side of this map view which help you navigate to a particular day in the past so that you can see all the photos related to that specific date.
All the moments in the app are represented by colorful circles which you can tap on to see further details like when the photo was taken and more. Talking about the social angle of Fabric journal app, it lets you add your friends to the journal. Once you do that, the app starts tracking those moments when you two hang out with each other and will show them on the map view.
One of the app's co-founders Arun got inspired to work on the app after receiving a printed book about his father which also included various stories about him that were written by his friends. The app is currently available only for iOS with no words on when an Android version will be released.
- Fabric | iOS | iTunes App Store, Free