Photobucket Co-Founder Alex Welch Lets You Demand Photos From Friends With Lasso

Photobucket Co-Founder Alex Welch Lets You Demand Photos From Friends With Lasso

From: TechCrunch

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I’ve played around with the app a bit and I like it. You simply swipe a contact’s name to the right to send them photos, and to the left to request photos. When they’ve added new photos, a little subtle icon pops up next to their name.

The speed of sharing will be huge for Lasso. If people can ask close friends what they’ve been up to in their new city or on vacation, and they can quickly shoot over a dozen photos, Lasso could start attracting a nice user base.

There are a ton of ways I currently share pictures with friends besides social networks–SMS, Snapchat, and email immediately come to mind. And yet, looking through my camera

roll, I realize there are a ton of images that I haven’t shared that my friends might enjoy.

Photobucket has raised a $1.25 million seed round from Welch, Jerry MurdockGreylock Partners’seed fund, and Trinity Ventures, which Welch says will mostly go toward more product development.

Lasso will expand beyond photos soon, explaining that the concept can be applied to “any piece of digital content,” from videos to documents to apps your friends are using.

“What are things that you do or that you have every day that you’d be okay sharing with me if I specifically ask for it,” he says.

The iOS app is live now, and Welch says the Android app should be released in the next couple of weeks.