31 Mar App discovery: Graffmap
Here’s my latest app discovery or rather “in-love-ery”.
Graffmap (as in “graffiti map”) is an app you can use to find, collect and share street art.
My favourite way to use this app is to search for nearby graffiti with the Map View option. With your smartphone’s GPS, your location is highlighted so you can find graffiti just around the corner from you.
Now I love the randomness of unexpected graffiti finds as I’m wandering the streets. But there’s something to be said for treasure maps.
For the times when you don’t want to wander, you just want to find interesting art now… Graffmap is perfect.
As a photographer, I’ve already found this app to be useful. If I’m shooting someone in a urban environment and want to find a cool piece of graffiti to incorporate in the scene…it just takes 2 minutes to pull out my phone and check out nearby street art.
In Map View, you can see thumbnail previews of the art. Tap a thumbnail for more info, and you can see larger photos of the mural uploaded by other users.
Part of the fun of this app is its collaborative approach. It depends on users to submit photos of beautiful graffiti they discover in their cities.
Since it was created here in Montreal (by Simon Landry), it’s already very populated with local entries. Yay!