Phhhoto

☀☀☀ Phhhoto, a GIF-developing app, allows users to film their own (hopefully action-packed) four-frame video loops. To record, users tap a circle on the bottom of the screen and wait for four dots to finish flashing.  As a user gains more followers, the feed livens up, feeling  more like an Instagram feed. But that only works if your friends are there to make your Phhhoto experience feel personalized. The app is fun, but doesn’t lend itself to storytelling and likely won’t capture enough of a following to stand strong on its own.  — Kelsey Hess