After months of waiting patiently, ‘A Beautiful Mess App’ has finally been released on Google Play/Android. Released back in May, on iTunes, it has been a long wait for followers of this blog to get their hands on a non-Apple version of the app. Was it worth the wait?
As a lover of Instagram and ‘A Beautiful Mess’ Blog, I have waited alongside many others to get my hands on this app, purchasing it the day it came out. The blog itself is know for its quirkiness and vintage style, and it appears the app has been created in the same way.
So what’s good about it?The answer is a lot. You can take any of your photos, using them as a collage or individually, and then add a range of decorations and comments onto them. It takes the Polaroid aspect of instagram and adds a scrapbook feel to the images- providing hand drawn doodles by the creators it gives pictures a personal touch.
Once you’ve chosen your doodle, background, border, you can then change the colour of said decor and make it as small or large as you like. Then it gives you the opportunity to share your picture via instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Creativity and social media combined, what could be better?
Not really. Unlike instagram it does cost a little, but 69p is an easy price to pay for such a lovely app. If I could change anything then it would be to provide a larger range of decoration and colours to use, but this is nothing major.
Also perhaps the link to Facebook could be to a photo album rather than as a status, but this is such a small thing and easily avoidable with instagram.
Below is an image I have created using Instagram and ‘A Beautiful Mess App’
I have used the collage effect, writing and doodle decor. All done in white to create a better contrast with the photograph.
- A Beautiful Mess 2.0 and Android Release!!! (abeautifulmess.com)
- A Beautiful Mess App is in the iTunes Store! (abeautifulmess.com)
- A Beautiful Mess App FAQ (abeautifulmess.com)
- A Beautiful Mess v1.01 for Android (appsforandroidapk.wordpress.com)