Photo via Fyuse
Imagine Instagram in 3D. Imagine Snapchat without the confusing interface, and with 3D. That's Fyuse, and you might want to get in on it now while it's a young network.
Fyuse lets you create 3D snapshots that are kind of like a gif, but more immersive. Fyuse calls it “spatial photography.” You can share your creation in the app's growing community, as well a on other social streams.
Judging by the app's current homepage (see screen grab above), it's heavily targeting fashion bloggers as its user base—and with good reason. We are rabidly documentation our outfits, our makeup tricks and basically our whole lives, and the more creative ways we have to do that the happier we are.
And by happier I mean better able to communicate our vision to our audience. Check out this gorgeous example below:
First of all, amazing matching of the outfit to the landscape! Second, as you can see, the images rotate as you move your phone. You can also rotate the image by touching the screen and swiping up and down or sideways.
You can also add fun 3D captions:
One potential drawback is the recordings don't include sound like Snapchat does. But that could also be a feature. I'm not super comfortable talking in front of a camera, but creating a little piece of media like this is not so nerve-racking.
Even if you're not sold on the idea that this could be the next hot social network, it's at least a fun way to essentially replicate the Live Photos feature built into iPhones 6 and 6s, which will record action 1.5 seconds before and after a photo is taken and create a GIF-like moving image.
The San Francisco-based company launched Fyuse 3.0 in early November, and has raised $16.4 million in financing since launched in May of 2014. So you never know how much this community might grow over the next year.