Plates is a collaborative photo-sharing app where users create, join, or subscribe to themed “plates” that are essentially photo albums.
As Instagram continues to shun photos and photographers, dedicated photo-sharing apps are attempting to establish themselves in the vacuum Meta has left behind.
Plates users can upload photos to collections. These can be viewed as a grid or scrolled in full screen. Other users can then follow that particular plate, or ask the admin to contribute to it.
“Plates is a collaborative platform for people sharing a common experience to share their moments on one particular plate,” write the app’s developers.
“Is it possible to see everything from different angles without needing to use a lot of accounts?
Navigating to the search page, users are presented with various plates that cover a diverse range of photo subjects that include lego photography, underwater modeling, and aviation photography. To improve “discoverability”, the app recently added hashtags.
Like most social media apps, users can leave likes and comment on photos, but the main focus of the app is its plate feature. If the photographer is interested in photographing completely different subjects, then this photo album feature allows them to organize their images into various categories.
” Think of your plate as a photo book. You can create multiple plates based on your experience and photography. Add photos to your plate and build your collection. You can even add co-curators to your plates,” adds the company.
The plates can be customized by changing the cover picture which appears as a darkened background. The names, descriptions, and URLs can also be edited.
The app also offers the opportunity to create private plates that is only viewable to the user, or they can choose to add specific people and hide them from the wider community.
Plates can be downloaded on both iOS and Android. It has been downloaded over 10,000 times on the Google Play store, achieving an average rating of 4. 3 from 269 reviews. It appears to have been downloaded less often on the App Store with a 4. 9 rating from only seven reviews.