The fine fellows at one of our favourite digital design agencies ustwo™ have always thrilled us with their willingness to mix client work with self-initiated projects that take their fancy. The latest fruits of their labours is rando, an app which they describe as “an experimental photo exchange platform for people who like photography.”
The core idea is simplicity itself – users can upload one photo that is then shared with someone else who has the app completely at random (think Chat Roulette without the weirdos). The whole exchange is completely anonymous and is designed to reclaim photography from the clutches of a digital world defined by social media mores.
As ustwo say: “It has been purposefully removed from the conventions of photo sharing apps (within reason). No likes, no comments, no direct communication. Just rando. An appreciation of fine photography.”
Many people complain that the online world removes that element of happenstance with makes real life so interesting and rando is an attempt to recapture a sense of serendipity. It will be interesting to see how the platform develops over time and it’s a joy as ever to see ustwo™ pushing the boundaries.
You can download the app here