Podcast - #17 Lapse app goes viral in App Store

#17 Lapse app goes viral in App Store
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What is Lapse app - Take Together.

THE INVITE-ONLY DISPOSABLE CAMERA app Take together on the same roll. 36 shots. No review. No edit. Visit https://beta.lapse.app/

I share my thoughts why this app is above TikTok in the US App Store today. How is it similar or different to Dispo app. And why disposable camera social apps are going viral.

What is Lapse app?

Lapse app was just released from beta and is social media app around disposable photos. You can take up to 36 photos, which appear after 24 hours. And then share with friends in Roll Groups.

There might be some similarities with Dispo app, which went viral during spring of 2021.

At the moment app is only available on iPhone.

‎Lapse - Take Together
‎Lapse uses the latest imaging technology to turn your iPhone into a disposable camera. Take together on the same roll with friends. 36 shots, no review, no edit and no selfie cam. Stay off your phone and in the moment. Only once developed are your snaps revealed.

How to create roll groups in Lapse

How to delete roll groups in Lapse app?

After a recent update, it is possible to delete roll groups.

How to invite friends in Lapse app?

There is a limit of 5 invites. You can invite friends to Lapse via iMessage. Lapse app is only available on iPhone.

How to delete an account in Lapse app?

Podcast Transcript

Hey, everyone in this episode, let's talk about the new viral app, which is called Lapse. So yeah, today in the morning, I just was checking out, like, top charts in the App Store. And I noted that in your app App store, there is one new app which is called Lab, and it's called a Lapse take together. That's the official name. You can search it in App Store and it invites only Disposable cameras.

I was curious, like what this app is about. And it's similar app to this app. So the idea is that you can create this possible photos with your phone and then just you can share with your friends enrolled. And it's kind of like social media based on on the disposal camera parks. So let's take a step back in under all back.

Like why these kind of apps that can get so wire and can get ahead of TikTok and Instagram and Snapchat, at least for a few days in top US apps. So I think, of course, all these trends start back with Instagram, where you can just create all these, you know, like nice filters, of course, like advanced filters where you can just add some little magic to the forest. And the ordinary POTUS suddenly starts to look much better. Then, of course, Instagram is one of the biggest companies inside of Facebook right now.

But the recent time there was an app called Spot Formula that is Disposable, which was launched, launched it in the App Store in December 21, 2019 under the name Dave is Disposable.

And this first week of release, it was unloaded more than a million times, reaching number one in the App Store. So similar to this new app, Lapse. And it's probably like it was like the same concept. But of course, two apps are quite different. But the concept was like the same that with your phone, you just create Disposable for us.

So kind of old school for us. I don't know the technology, but they look like they were taken in 90s or 80s. Probably. You remember this kind of Polaroid photos where you just take a photo and then after a few minutes, it just comes out of the camera and it has this kind of nice filter. And it looks pretty cool.

You ask a lot of people are using this Polaroid and all over Europe for some parties. If you're on the part, you can see some guy, like, Go type in these photos. And yeah, then it captures some nice magic moments. And it looks much better if you take, for example, if you take one to five Disposable photos, then if you take, like, 50 photos on your iphone and just like iphone photos, they're really crisp and knife and all of that. But they like some kind of magic.

But with this Disposable apps, yeah. You just have kind of more magic to it and more like speciality. And you really kind of want to keep these photos and look at them again and all of that. Remember how many times you look back at your normal iphone photos? I usually just take the photo and never look back.

Probably if it's like some really nice important photo or something. And there are thousands of these photos and these possible apps just make these photos again more special. It looks like it's 90 90 and you really care about every for you take and it has some magic momentary. Yeah. So that was the concept.

And so this app is for. I also created a lot of videos about it. It started to grow really fast. So David Brick is like a famous YouTuber. In October 2020, the company rate for a million set around from Alexis Ohanian, Venture 76, Alexis honey.

And it's a cofounder of Reddit. And then in June 210, Daniel is announced this official series A, which I can include one and 776 and shake and Divor photographers and stars and some like, really fancy names and all of that. So it was called Green ran have called an app club house, but for photos and it really went viral. But then I don't know what happened. Then it kind of disappeared from the top child.

There were some controversy with David Dobrik and all of that, and there was some little dramas of the replies to, but I don't know what happened after that. I really enjoyed using that app, just taking disposable photos and share them with your friends. And it was quite nice. But still it proved that there is a demand for this concept, not just for the app which takes disposable photos. There are a bunch of apps like that in the app store, but if you add some social element of it and now Chris kind of like Instagram for disposable photos, then for sure.

It's like there is a huge demand from teenagers or this kind of app. So I think labs, please doing this attempt again. And it's like super interesting to monitor if it's like, really take off. And if it has a chance to become a new BTC app, I was reading somewhere that investors are super hungry right now to find another Instagram or another BTC app. So everyone is just literally pouring money into this space.

But of course, it's extremely complicated to compete with Facebook, Snapchat and Tick Talk. But if you find some traction, all the investors are in bicycle. So yeah, it's just super interesting to share this app with you. So definitely go to the app store, download the app lab state together and start using it for free. It was told that it's like invite only app, but since it's not invite only so you can register with your number and then you're good to go.

Then you can just create this possible photos which are available 24 hours after you created them. And then you can just create group roles with your friends and then in this group is basically a group chat. You just share these snaps. This is possible for us. I think there is a limit of, like 36 shots, so that's what you can do for free.

But I don't know if it's five or what this limit is about. I think right now it's a good time to get a nice user name. So I got my first name as Andre, so that's super cool. So yeah, but I think this product is really nice and it's like super mature while executed app. So super interesting to see that might be low and place nice in London.

So also in the European company. So that's really cool.

So that's about that. I also created a bunch of videos on my YouTube channel. Mr. Hacker, just about this app lapse. So feel free to check out.

I just created a pool or you like, walk through how to use this app. Like, what are the features there and all of that? So you can check that out.

Other than that, this is just my slots. In case I didn't check out that app, just check it out. Yeah, for sure. Try to take some photos, hang out with your friends and you will see even if you don't like it, that the photos. This is possible photos for sure.

They have some kind of element to it that you start to enjoy normal photos again and definitely try either Labs App or Dispo App or this kind of apps and leave your reviews either on my website or just under the podcast where you listen to your podcast anyway, this is just like a quick, like rapid news for podcast. I hope you enjoyed it.

Video transcript

Welcome to my youtube channel so today i woke up and i noticed that in top charts in uh us app store there is new amazing social app which is called lapse.

so it's like in white only disposable camera and i was like wow is this the same as dyspo but it seems like it looks kind of the same app but it's it's really great greatly executed and i just created my account so since at the moment it's open to everyone and you just need your mobile phone number not only from us but like all over the world so i just created my account and yeah just in this video i'm walking you through like all the features and how to use this app it's still in early stages some features don't work but the main stuff like when you can take disposable photos share with your friends create a group role and just enjoy it you are super nice.

You can take like 36 disposable photos i don't know if it's lifetime limit or it's just like some period limit so then you can just take these photos and they are revealed after 24 hours you share with friends and these disposable photos are really kind of have specific magic to them they look like from 90s or 2000s and it's when you take one of this photo it feels much more like valuable if you take like 30 photos with your iphone which you will never watch but if you take just one disposable photos it feels like super kind of close and magical which and this photo you can enjoy yeah with your friends and family.

So uh let's just dive into the app i will show you super quickly all the main features and why this app is so cool so here is the app which is called labs take together as you can see right now is in the top charts in your ass app store in photo and video and overall top charts about tik tok instagram so that's super impressive and this app is just released you can take disposable photos with it so you can start a role group with your friends so it also has like a social media element you can snap these photos together on the same role and then you don't know how the picture looks like until the next morning um and then reveal tomorrow snap develops in 24 hours okay it's not next morning just 24 hours and then you can just share it on social media.

That's super cool idea um you can only take 36 shots though [Music] so there you have it as you can see it's 162 megabytes it doesn't even have any reviews here um [Music] okay let's just leave it uh and probably you've heard about like dispo app it was going viral and i think it even got like massive investment from alexis o'hannian like co-founder of reddit so this app dyspo app had a similar idea you had like disposable camera you can crack create these roles and share with friends and it's like a social media thing this is quite similar app but it's different um so let's just take a look what are the the features so here's uh you can create an account you can create an account not only from usa canada just all over the world you just need like uh your phone number and then you get a text message it says that it's like invite mode but i think from now you can get in um so yeah then you can just reserve your username and add a profile picture it is possible to change your handle later so no worries i i reserved my first name so that's super cool then you if you want to you can just change your profile picture on edit and so it is still not possible to edit by or add socials at your tiktok or snapchat because the app is super early of course it will be available in the future then there is your email address and all the flash settings will come to this later but let's explore the main feature so just tap in the top right on this camera and you can snap this photo so let's just take a photo of the pencil or you can take of course photo of your friends you can change the flash settings and just tap anywhere here so it looks like uh some old school disposable camera and then the idea is that you need to send it to roll so you can either start in your roll with friends or your memories so your memories is means only see you see this maps snaps or you can just save it to active roles which i already created so this is my role i can also add a tease so it's like a small message i can also send these like that and there you have it after that it is sent so now when you go to the third tab you will see that these snaps are developing and you will see that this snap develops in 23 hours number 34 means that uh there are like only like 36 snaps available in this app so now it's only 34 because i took two you can also filter like you want to see your snaps your lapses your favorites i don't know like is how to use favorites and you can filter out where you want to see them in all groups in only my groups and in shared so something like that um so yeah that's the whole process basically um you can also pin snaps in your memories to create a profile page but of course i don't have snaps available yet um so then of course you can send invites if you type in top left you can send five invites at the moment so keep your invites close and then when you create an app you just give access to your iphone contacts by the way um labs app is only available on iphone not android so you then you can just send invite to someone and it's just like a imessage and then you will see four invites left and pending invites left and then in top left you can just create a new role group just with some contact name role group and then [Music] yeah you can just communicate there you can see all your old groups here in the second tab from the left so you can highlight them and this is the yeah what you can do here so this is my labs group imagine that you are these friends here you can again send pictures messages take photos as well and then send them here and then you just hang out with friends in this in this group so that's super cool then you can add members you can edit details you can see current [Music] you roles see who is admin you can edit details so basically that's the idea here um yep so yep uh that's basically how it works yeah as i told before you can uh add your top groups and top conversations here in the highlight also in this messaging tab you can secure your account just enter your email address date of birth gender tap on the arrow and this is the way to verify your account so it's cool to have verified accounts and not have a lot of spam accounts and stuff so also you can tap to report a bug if there is something going on you can just tap here and enter some screen recording screenshot try to reproduce the steps and just report it back here in the app also i think if you have some issues or concerns you can always contact our support like here there is no way to delete your account right from the app so if you want to delete your account here if you're not happy about your date or anything just tap probably write to them here and ask to delete your account or again just contact support the way i just showed you yeah from here you can also log out but remember if you want to log back in you will need to have access to your mobile phone number because this is the only way to keep access your username and your roles and conversations so when you sign up with your phone number i created another video about that actually so just keep that have access to that and then because you will need that to log back in so that's basically the idea of the app that's how it looks like it's still in a very early phase so i think a lot of new features will be added to this app but yeah at the moment it is what it is and it's i think it's great it's in the top charts uh i actually really like dyspo app but for some reason it's kind of stopped all that hype and i don't know what happened maybe this is another attempt because for sure it's like super entertaining to create this disposable photos with friends and they just have some kind of magic to them it's not like standard iphone photos of course are like super crisp and high quality but here when you just create these disposable photos it creates some like energy to them and it feels like they're attacking it in 90s or 2000s and yeah that's just more like a wipe or like hugely if you tell it in danish so that's the idea so i don't know what else to add amazing app amazing start i really use the developers all the inspiration to finish it up and to keep it in the top charts in the app store um if you enjoyed this review please like and subscribe to my channel visit my blog personal blog misterhack.ior i always try to be first to describe some really amazing top of the charts apps and i also subscribe to my podcast mr hakio on spotify thanks a lot see you in the next videos