Apple recently released the year end round up of the best apps of 2010 and the iPhone app that took top billing is a personal favorite of mine – Hipstamatic. In fact, there were a number of photo and imaging applications that made the list (including Instagram, Path, and Pocketbooth), but none quite compare to the Hipstamatic app. What is it? An app that makes your ‘new’ photos taken on your iPhone look old.
What’s great about the app is that for those of us that grew up in the age of the original Hipstamatic and Instamatic cameras get to capture today’s memories with our modern devices in a fashion that harkens back to yesteryear. It’s not just me that loves this app – in fact, it’s had such a popular run this year that there are sites and groups popping up across the web dedicated to showcasing the stunning shots taken by everyday people with the camera in their pocket – their phone. Hipstamatic does it’s part by building out a dedicated community and making sharing easy to Facebook and Twitter.
As long as I have an iPhone, this app will be at the top of my home screen…ready to put a creative twist on a special moment in time. I’m no artist, but this app makes even the most average of photographers seem brilliant from time to time as demonstrated by how the Hipstamatic app helped me capture what is likely my favorite image of my young son.