A few weeks ago I received an email from some folks in California who were preparing to launch a new app called STELLER asking if I would like to test it ahead of launch. Without a second thought, I jumped at the chance because I knew from the off that the STELLER app was everything I loved about the visual inspiration of Instagram paired with the storytelling and graphic design capabilities of blogging. The app lets you create personal stories which you then add to a Collection on your profile. You can follow other storytellers in addition to liking and/or republishing their stories into your one of your Collections, which works in much the same way as re-pinning someone else’s pin on Pinterest to your own boards.
I’ve been blown away by the creative, amusing, heartwarming, inspiring, moving, useful and playful stories being told across STELLER. From useful travel or workout tips to tasty step-by-step recipes and everyday stories, each story is told in a personalised and engaging manner. Plus, their pre-set yet customisable templates mean everything looks like a visual treat. And don’t get me started on the video capabilities – finally, an app that marries pictures, text and video in a stylish and seamless manner. Above is one of my stories that recounts a trip to a small fishing village in Santorini, Greece last year, while the below lets you join me at golden hour in Provence, France. (You need to click the pictures and wait a few seconds to load the stories!) You can download STELLER from the app store. What do you think of STELLER, folks?