Just a few months after Shutterfly bought Tiny Pictures, they’re already busy pumping out new products. The first is Wink, an iPhone app and web app that allows you to easily turn your pictures into photobooth-esque strips of pictures.
They key to this app is that beyond your regular camera phone pictures, it gives you easy access to both your Facebook pictures (via Facebook Connect), and your Flickr pictures. Once you have those, it takes just seconds to tweak them and send them off to Shutterfly to be printed and delivered to you (or friends) in a special photostrip case. And before that arrives, they send you an email preview of what the photostrips will look like. These strips can also be shared on Facebook and Twitter immediately.
The best thing about these photostrips may be the price. For just $2.50, Shutterfly will print and send these things anywhere in the work. It’s “definitely in the micropurchase category,” the company notes. They are also using PayPal’s new in-app micropayments to allow for you to buy these photostrips (though regular credit card payments are welcome as well). The company is also giving away three free photostrips to the first 50,000 users who download the iPhone app.
The company says it’s working to bring this service to other devices to allow for the same type of easy photostrip making on the go. It also plans to add other effects to the application.
You can find Wink in the App Store here as a free download.