Long time Mac, iOS & Web developer, Manton Reece is a man of many talents.
Manton is a Mac, iOS, and web developer who has been building Mac software since the mid 90s. He works on e-textbook software for VitalSource, and also runs a little indie software company, Riverfold Software, with products like Tweet Library and Sunlit for iOS. He also created the Tweet Marker sync API, which could very likely be running the sync abilities for your favorite Twitter client. As if that's not enough, Manton is also co-host of popular indie dev podcast Core Intuition, with Daniel Jalkut. Core Intuition is one of my favorite podcasts, so having Manton on the show was a nice treat. Core Intuition is in my handful of podcasts that were an inspiration for this show.
Share more than just photos with Sunlit, because without a context, it's just a pile of photos.
Sunlit is a great photo sharing app/service, based on the App.net platform. With Sunlit you share more than just photos. You can add text and location data, to provide a valuable context and really use your photos to tell a story, or take a trip down memory lane. Built on the powerful App.net platform, Sunlit even offers collaboration and shared story features built right in. Just point it at your App.net account and start uploading your favorite pictures. Add some text and location info and you've got a great story that's only a tap away from sharing with all your friends and family right on the web, via the Sunlit.io Website. You can also now use it with your Flickr account too. Download Sunlit now and try it out by creating one story for free. When you fall in love with it, the ability to create additional stories is just a simple in app purchase away.
After toying with the idea for a while, Manton & Jonathan got serious about Sunlit and started it during a hackathon.
Manton and his friend, Jonathan Hays, built Sunlit because they wanted a better way to share photos with friends and family. They had a desire to share more than just single photos like on Instagram. They wanted a way to share whole collections of photos, text, and check-in locations together, perfect for events or when traveling. After toying with the idea for a while they decided to get serious about it, and started creating the prototype during a hackathon. Overtime they continued to iterate and it evolved into the beautiful app and service you see today. They recently added Flickr support and are always on the lookout for new possibilities.
- Sunlit Website
- Manton on App.net
- Jonathan on Twitter
- Sunlit on App.net
- Vic on Twitter
- App Story on Twitter
Support Manton & the show by using this link to get Sunlit & Manton's other app Tweet Library on the iOS App Store:
- Manton's Blog
- Riverfold Software on App.net
- Riverfold Software
- Core Intuition, Manton's podcast with Daniel Jalkut.
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