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KickPin interactive collage takes on Pinterest as a haven for all media types

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A new visual organizer that enables travelers, photographers, and creative iPad users to assemble different types of media formats into a single space for beautiful medleys is taking on Pinterest.

Dubbed as “the new way to make plans, take notes, design, create and share,” KickPin aims to empower users to transition from merely collecting the work of others like on Pinterest, to combining their own materials into attractive displays.

While Pinterest has reached an incredible 150 million monthly users and has surpassed Twitter in the US, the platform doesn’t truly empower users to create collages or designs comprised of their own materials. The KickPin app represents the logical progression of visual organization platforms, as it enables users to personalize their boards with a range of interactive multimedia on their iPads – a device that by 2018, is expected to boast 80.9 million users in the US alone.

“For those who love to create collages, moodboards, and visualize their own works of art, KickPin enables unlimited possibilities,” said KickPin Founder, Brian Albert.

The idea for KickPin came to Albert after going on an African Safari photo trip. “There are plenty of apps to edit photos, create filters, add stickers and tack on a frame,” he wrote, adding, “but what if I actually want to share my images in a meaningful way? What if I want to share the location of the place the image was captured as well as a video from the same spot? More importantly, how do I put this together in a way that is unique to everyone else?”

Albert’s vision after returning from Africa was to create “a haven for all types of media (images, text, maps, webpages, videos),” and thus KickPin was conceived.

A creator’s evolution from Pinterest, KickPin wants to inspire users to craft collages using a range of media – from maps, images and text, to web pages and videos, including streams from YouTube and Vimeo.

The app was designed for speed and simplicity. Users are invited to share their creations on social media or with other users via the app’s “Showcase” feature. Through Showcase, boards can be searched for, downloaded and edited by other users who want to make the creations their own.

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Tim Hinchliffe
Tim Hinchliffe is the editor of The Sociable. His passions include writing about how technology impacts society and the parallels between Artificial Intelligence and Mythology. Previously, he was a reporter for the Ghanaian Chronicle in West Africa and an editor at Colombia Reports in South America. tim@sociable.co