Share Some Instagram Love this Valentine's with Lovestagram
This has to be the sweetest, geekiest display of affection ever.
Kaitlyn Trigger, the girlfriend of none other than Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, has created a unique website lovingly wrapped around her boyfriend's incredibly popular image-filtering app.
The website is called Lovestagram, and lets users pull together images of themselves and their significant other taken using Instagram, creating shareable slideshows surrounded by Valentine's related templates. To pull the two of you together, you just need to login using your Instagram credentials and know your significant other's Instagram username tag. Grant access, and Lovestagram will do the rest, looking for instances where the two of you were in the same place or shared comments under an image.
Just how much does Trigger love this project (and her man)? Consider this: in order to create Lovestagram, she had to learn how to code, learning Python, HTML, css and jQuery. Needing beautiful template graphics, Trigger then set to putting mad PhotoShop skills under her belt. All this in about six months.
Whenever Trigger was stuck during the coding process, she got advice from Krieger without spilling the beans, despite his excitement over her secret project.
Of course, the secret is officially out now, and Krieger already knows what he's going to get online for Valentine's Day. But it's understandable, as Trigger needed to share her project with the rest of us, so we'd have time to share our sepia-toned or timeshifted love too.
Trigger hopes to put together other holiday themed sharing options as they come around, so let's keep our fingers crossed that we'll be able to share slideshows of our sweet love along with some leprechauns and shamrocks come March...