Add User-Generated Photos to Your Site
This post is a test a new service/tool from the mind of Gregarious Narin and his team. It is called, SlideChute. The concept behind this tool, still in beta, is simple… it enables users in a community to upload photos to be included on a page or a post. It seems like a perfect thing for event sites like RETSO, or for event pages on any site. In addition to enabling the direct upload by users on a post or page like this, a “Subscriptions” option allows you to automatically import photos from various social services into your Chute via hashtag monitoring. Right now the subscriptions option includes Instagram and Twitter, with Foursquare integration coming soon. And each Chute has it’s own page as well.
You can choose to moderate or not moderate the uploaded photos. Photos will obey your moderation settings no matter where you import them from. Installation on this site took all of 60 seconds to copy the two scripts required. The first script inserts the upload button. This would not have to be on this page, but for demo purposes, it is. Give it a try by clicking the upload button below.
Your photos will appear below after I approve them. The moderation process takes place inside your account at SlideChute. Here is how the default player performs.
Congrats, Gregarious. Both SlideChute and the Chute backend platform, which allows app developers to incorporate photo sharing into their apps, look like winners to me. Give it a try above and let me know your thoughts.