While I worked as an editor for Newzwag, a San Francisco-based subsidiary of Agence France-Presse (AFP), one of my duties was to create and edit photo stories for our iPhone app. Originally, a few coworkers and I started posting photo stories to a blog. We took our inspiration from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture blog. We also allowed users to share the photos they liked to Facebook.
This was one of my first experiences creating content for mobile platforms, as well as creating and editing photo stories. When we released this product in 2009, it was before people really read more than a couple lines on their mobile devices. We decided to keep things simple: compelling photos with short captions, ordered in a way that tells a story.
For more information on the product (now defunct), see the video below.