Fontly

Fontly

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Layout
  • It runs smoothly
  • Sharing options
  • Original
Cons
  • Can't upload pictures located on your gallery
  • For a specific audience
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Making typos social"

Reviewed by / Nov 05, 2012

Fontly is a photo-based social network featuring typography found all across the globe

If you love advertising and design, you know how important is typography. Fontly is a photo-based social network that goes a step further on specialization: people on Fontly shares photos of ads, posters, tags and any other type and signage. It claims to become a digital archive of real typos from around the World.

First off, signing up. Although there's no integration with Twitter/Facebook Connect, registering is as easy as adding an e-mail, username and password. After that, you'll have full access to Fontly database. The app is set in a good-looking minimalistic layout. It runs smoothly, even photo loading is quite fast.

Apps is divided in four categories: Latest (latest photos uploaded by all users), Best (best rated photos posted by all users), near (photos posted nearby) and Mine (your profile). For posting a picture you just need to press camera button and take it. It's a pity but unfortunately photos located in your gallery cannot be posted, just photos taken from the app.

You can retweet photos, like them, see where were taken and who posted it. An original approach of a hackneyed app concept. Recommendable.

Developer's original description available here
Collect and share typography all across the globe. Create a living, collaborative, and digital archive filled with examples of unique type and signage that speak of a bygone era.

Share the best of our world’s ghost signs, neon, architectural, foil lettering, hand-painted, and other typographical wonders. Preserve this invaluable part of our visual heritage.

How it works:
- Take a picture of found lettering.
- Title and tag the picture using the available categories.
- Your picture will be automatically geo-tagged and added to Fontly’s feed, map, and website.
- Share on Twitter, and beyond.

For an extended, full-screen experience, check out www.font.ly to discover the community’s curated typography on Fontly’s interactive map.

Recently changed in this version

- UI improvements
- Speed optimization
- Freezing map bug fix


Lists with Fontly

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.

Comments and ratings for Fontly
  • (46)

    by Chris Capoccia on 24/03/2014

    Can't sign in

  • (46)

    by Fonda LaShay on 20/03/2014

    Wanted to try this app, it looked cool and my colleague has Fontli - the iPhone version - but it would never let me sign up/in

  • (46)

    by rk lighta on 18/03/2014

    This app is not working. Can't get over sign up/login screen

  • (46)

    by Cameron Walker on 14/03/2014

    Great app. Great design. Bad coding needs serious development and testing!!

  • (46)

    by Zara Price on 12/03/2014

    Can't even sign in or sign up! And the website doesn't even work. Is this being fixed!?

  • (46)

    by Lili Anon on 11/03/2014

    This looks like a fun app and I'd love to start using it, seeing what others around me have noticed and submitting stuff myself. I've had a weird interest in typography for years! BUT I can't sign up, it just loads forever. I'm on a Moto G if that makes any difference -- any fixes coming up?

  • (46)

    by Artur Lenckowski on 03/03/2014

    Looks like a good idea, unfortunately I couldn't get further than the sign-up screen. Connection issue error, when every other app works just fine.