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This article was published on May 9, 2014


    Photo journaling app Sunlit no longer requires an App.net account

    Photo journaling app Sunlit no longer requires an App.net account
    Jon Russell
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    Jon Russell

    Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

    Sunlit, the impressive photo journaling app for iOS that we wrote about in January, has responded to the disappointing news around App.net this week, and now allows users to log in using Flickr. The app had initially required an App.net account.

    Although it is no longer a requirement, connecting Sunlit to an account on App.net is the only way to unlock advanced features, such as syncing, in-app social sharing and collaborations with multiple users. Manton Reece,the developer behind Sunlit, explains on his blog that he still believes in the App.net developer tools and community, calling it “too good a platform to give up on.”

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    Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see whether other App.net apps follow suit and open up to non-users. If you’re into photos and use Flickr, Sunlit is worth taking a look at.

    ➤ Sunlit for iOS | Via blog post

    From earlier: Sunlit for iOS is a neat journaling app that lets you easily curate and share photo stories

    Thumbnail image via watin / Shutterstock