Floggia is a social photo sharing platform. Users can upload images and browse images added by others. The website offers broad categories, including nature, church, city, shoes, people, shadow and many others. Each image can be displayed in detail with comments and stats such as total views, favorites and total comments. Users can also see images uploaded to the same profile. Camera data is displayed, including camera model, ISO, date the photo was taken and license information. Sharing tools are built into each image page and let users share photos on Facebook, Twitter or using a simple link for email, forums and blogs. The Floggia homepage offers most popular, recent and least recent filters to refine the user’s image selection.
Floggia was founded in January of 2012 by Miguel Kudry. The application was created to combine social networking with photo sharing in a way that is fun and interesting. The service hasn’t quite lived up to some of its big name competitors, but it has turned a few heads. Websites like KillerStartups have featured Floggia, referring to it as a “Facebook for photographers.”
Floggia includes many features, but nothing that is terrible new or cutting edge. There are a number of other photo sharing sites that let users post comments, share images on social networks and review stats. The application includes camera details, which is a nice touch. Users can also appreciate Floggia’s modern interface, which makes online photo viewing more pleasant and user friendly. The application offers a positive experience, even if it doesn’t break any new ground.
The look of Floggia is one of its stronger assets. Users can appreciate the modern design, which features rounded category buttons that display related images rather than a simple color or background pattern. Image thumbnails are kept nice and large to entice the user to click for an even better view. Each photo is given center stage on its individual page, with stats tucked neatly below along with simple, recognizable icons.
A new user can join the growing Floggia community by clicking the gold “Join” button at the bottom of the page or the white “Create an Account” link in the upper, left hand corner. The registration form on the next page asks for a username, email address and password. A blue button is available below the form for users who prefer to sign up with a Facebook account. The user is automatically logged in after entering a Captcha code.
Floggia offers all new users free access to its network and features. There are no subscription fees and users are not required to make any purchases. This is really how it should be considering the many free social networks and photo sharing sites that are available and offer many of the same features. Free is also a great way to encourage more users to sign up and participate.
Floggia is an interesting network for anyone who likes to take photos. The application offers a slightly higher degree of professionalism than other photo sharing websites. Users can view camera details, photo stats and join discussions related to individual photos. Account creation is free and the user can upload images to reach out to a new online audience. Facebook users may appreciate the Facebook login option.