SeeMe, a global community of more than 1 million members, released a new mobile app in early June that takes content sharing one step further by turning social images into social products in mere seconds. Users are not only able to capture and share images, but also turn those images into one-of-a-kind all-over-printed t-shirts, that are immediately printed and shipped to their home. The mobile app is free and available at Apple’s App store now.
“Imagine being on a road trip and seeing a gorgeous field of sunflowers… the perfect photo. What if you could do more than just share that image online? What if you could turn it into something you can wear or gift to a friend?” says SeeMe founder William Etundi Jr. “SeeMe is bringing creativity back to the real world.”
Equipped with an Instagram-like newsfeed, a discovery function, and a socially connected profile, the app is designed to bring anyone’s images from the digital world into the real world. The app, which is free to download, is available for the iPhone.
Here is how the app works:
(1) Capture and post an image
(2) Swipe your or someone else’s image left and choose a product (e.g., t-shirt or postcard)
(3) Make it truly one-of-a-kind by customizing the image layout on the product
(4) Click “Buy” and your product is printed and shipped
Each one-of-a-kind printed t-shirt is $32. The image creator gets $6 of the purchase. Postcards cost $3 with the creator earning $1. Buyers are invited to pledge additional funds, up to $10, to the creator during checkout. SeeMe takes care of the everything else from printing to shipping and customer service.
Tonight, in celebration of the app and in the spirit of bringing online images offline, SeeMe revived its “Art Takes Times Square” event for the third year. SeeMe users were able to create images for two prominent Times Square LED billboards. I took a quick pic here.
SeeMe started in a Brooklyn loft as a scrappy art project created by founder William Etundi Jr. Since then SeeMe has evolved into an international business involving hundreds of thousands of creators and millions of viewers. Before SeeMe, Etundi was a renegade party producer whom the New York Times called “an impresario of the underground.”
New to SeeMe is former Kickstarter Operations Lead, Jared Cohen, who joined as SeeMe’s Chief Operating Officer. Applying his keen experience scaling creative businesses, Cohen hopes that SeeMe can “inspire real world experiences around creativity.”
Visit See.Me for more information.