The digital photo frame “problem”… true story…
After travelling to Sri-Lanka, Morocco, Turkey, Cape Verde and returning back to the United Kingdom with a boat load of awesome holiday photo… I broke one of my digital cameras and accidentally deleted most of my holiday photos from another digital camera. I couldn’t believe my luck, I’d been to some of the best travel destinations on planet Earth and I had lost almost all of my amazing travelling photos!! To salvage the remaining photos I had the challenge of swapping SD cards from my camera to my digital photo frame which also included physically moving photo .jpg files from one memory card to another via my laptop (with a SD card reader!!). The whole process was time consuming, frustrating and costly. I had the thought…
“there must be an easier and better way to get my photos into my digital photo frame”
I previously spent 11 years running a web development company, so I knew there would be a time and cost-effective technology solution to enable travellers in the same situation to access their holiday photos on a digital device they already owned e.g. a tablet or laptop and play them like a digital photo frame. I just needed to figure out how.
My Slibstream mission
So I came up with a clever idea… I found a way to securely access an Instagram user’s photo content (with their expressed permission) and display the user’s photo content in a customisable digital photo frame. Slibstream came to life!
The Slibstream platform is a web app that plays in a web browser rather than a OS (operating system) specific app such as an Android, Apple or Windows mobile app.
Being web app (web browser based) Slibstream works for all Instagram users regardless of their device manufacturer or operating system type and they don’t need to download any special software or install an additional app.
It took nearly 9 months to complete the mission of building a free Instagram digital photo frame service!! …I initially thought it would take 4 months 🙂
Slibstream launched in January 2018. Slibstream users create their own digital photo frames, the service is free to sign up and users that don’t want to create their own digital photo frames can play their latest Instagram photos in a Slibstream Play URL that Slibstream has already shared with the world here.
How we’re innovating digital photo frame tech
The world no longer needs to pay for a digital photo frame… Slibstream has invented a free digital photo frame available to all Instagram users 😊
To enjoy Slibstream you just need an Instagram account, a tablet with a modern web browser and a wifi connection!
To summarise – I’m happy!!
- No more handling hardware
- No more buying SD cards
- Slibstream syncs with a user’s Instagram photos and play’s their photos
- It’s secure because only Instagram user A can see Instagram user A’s photo content
- Slibstream live updates
- Users control which photos with their Instagram hash tags
If you like Instagram, you’ll love Slibstream.
Turn Your Tablet, Laptop, PC, Phone Or Smart TV Into A Funky Live Instagram Photo Frame
- Free to try and enjoy
- No app install required
- It already works on your tablet!
- Decorate your home with your Instagram photos