Heard of Foap? You should have!

News | 14th Nov

An iPhone app called ‘Foap’ has been a lot of attention recently after allowing iPhone users to upload their best selection of images onto the Foap app and sell them for a profit.

Written by Kaye Neylon

Self-proclaimed ‘iPhonegraphers’, a recently penned term used to describe iPhone photographers who share their eye for detail with the rest of the world, has become a popular hobby for many since the overnight sensation ‘Instagram’.

Foap does what Instagram wishes it thought of first, allow photographers to license and sell their images from their iPhone for profit.

How does it work? Well the iPhone user (the app will be made Android-friendly and available in the UK soon) uploads their images from their iPhone using the app. Once uploaded the image will face five rounds of voting, if the image receives a minimum score of 2.5 out of 5 it is accepted and made available to purchase.

The image is added to an appropriate imagebank based on its genre and if purchased (for a flat fee of $10) the photographer will receive $5 with the remaining $5 going to Foap.

Sound too good to be true? We it shouldn’t, since its launch in June 2012, the app has already been downloaded over 150,000 times from iTunes with 1.4 million images uploaded and an average of 65% being accepted (910,000) and approved by Foap HQ.

The images once sold are used within blogs and by businesses for advertising campaigns and PPC management services.

As of next week (November 26) users who refer their friends will earn 10% commission on all images successfully sold using Foap.

What do you think of Foap and would it prove as popular in the UK? Would you take advantage of its commission option?

Let us know!


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