Snapchat is about uploading raw experiences as they happened. Lacking a data plan I couldn’t participate conventionally. June 2016 is where it all started, I modified my iPhone to allow me to post content straight from my camera roll (not possible at this time). Having to upload my experience after it had happened, I decided to edit the video first. This was well received in my circle as no one really did something like this or would even put time into expiring content.
Being a more forgiving format, I found myself more focused the next video. Expiring content is more freeing, spontaneous, leaving less of an urge to be perfect. Instagram Stories is a success as it diverged from the perfectionism culture on the platform. Public likes and comments are absent from the story format but private messages are open. Receiving one is more personal as it is a 1:1 conversation of appreciation of my work.
Sample of feedback I've received for my videos
I used Flinto to build a mock prototype to understand the scope of features I will be needing for development. Through HTML and CSS I built a prototype as a base of how visually it would look in a browser before functionalities were implemented.
Rapid Flinto prototype of functionalities to implement
Html and css prototype for visuals