E.gg’s experimental iOS application, first introduced in July by the Facebook NPE team, is now available to everyone in the US through the iTunes App Store.
E.gg allows users to incorporate bits – GIFs, images, shapes, and text – into freeform canvases and share them anywhere on the web using unique URLs that can be viewed without downloading the app.
Other users’ creations can be browsed through E.gg and parts of them can be added with mapping to create the browsing user. The opposite is also the case.
Bits are linked between pages so that users can see other users incorporate the same elements.
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Product Manager Vicki Chang gave examples of creations by E.gg’s early testers, including collages. Fan pages, instructions, profiles, recipes and awards.
In a blog post on Wednesday, she wrote: “E.gg was inspired by the raw and exploratory spirit of the early Internet: manic blinking GIFs, passionate guestbook entries, and personal websites dedicated to niche interests. At this point, you could easily create pages that clearly represented you. There was something strange and wonderful about that atmosphere. Enter e.g.
Her comments were in line with those of Product Management on the Facebook NPE team, Jason Toff, when he introduced E.gg via a series of tweets in July.
He called the app “an experimental new platform for weird and wonderful expressions of who you are and what you love” and added, “E.gg lets you create and share ‘canvases’ – free form, collage pages with everything, what you want on it. E.gg was inspired by the raw and exploratory spirit of the early Interwebz. We stopped playing MIDIs automatically (for now) but the feel should be familiar. “
E.gg can be downloaded by iOS users in the United States from the iTunes App Store. Content created with the app can be viewed here or on this Instagram account.
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