It’s not often that a new photography app really elicits a cool new interface and features, but the Polaroid Hotel App is totally looking to do that. It’s a free app that was released earlier this month by photographer Patrick Hoelck.
Essentially it boasts a couple of features: a camera, short films, an out of print Polaroid book, and your own curated Polaroid Hotel. The Hotel includes images that you’ve shot, edited and specifically curated from your batches. You’ve got the option of shooting images and applying filters or selecting from your camera roll. As with all Polaroids, your images are going to be Square with the special frame. In a way, it’s kind of like Instagram before Facebook realized that it was cool.
It’s nice, but it doesn’t have its own whole community aspect, which I’d really like. Instead you can share to Instagram and a whole bunch of other platforms.If it had an actual community though, I’m sure that it would work just like the Instax world–more about fun than actual art.
Go give it a try.