SimCity and The Sims creator, Will Wright launched a new storytelling app for iOS. Thred, the name of the app is designed to aid people express themselves by connecting them to other people, web content and places.
Thred promises to assist users transform their ideas into graphic stories that may be shared with friends on social media and in apps.
“One of the fundamental ideas behind Thred is a better way to create and consume content for mobile. We provide quick and easy access to the sea of personal and global data we swim through every day as building blocks of the creative process.”
It may seem to some to have appeared out of left field, but Wright shares this is something he has been passionate about for years now,” said, the creator and CEO of the firm behind the eponymous app.
“Thred is a direct evolution of my interests in crowdsourcing, online communities and tools that amplify the imagination.” said Wright. “In recent years, I’ve been drawn more and more to new entertainment forms, ones that lead the user to become more engaged with the world around them, rather than withdrawn from it,” Wright disclosed.
Thred consumers can add captions to their optical stories and transform them into memes. It comes with a lot of standard filters, though it includes a few that can cartoonize imageries so users can generate web comics. Thred also includes a collection of stickers to aid users jazz up their “threds” more.
Thred is also included with a standard accompaniment of social features, along with content creation. The app supports hyperlink thru the Storyweb, mentioning, geo tagging and hashtag.
Regardless of all of Thred’s features, the primary element is supposed to be its simplicity, said Wright. Users should be able to easily browse threads in one hand on their mobile device and the other with a cup of Starbucks coffee.
“In some senses, it’s much like comic language. But we think we built something that has the power of the World Wide Web. It has a lot of the same features, but it’s far easier to create [with] and far easier to bring your whole life into it and share it and more natural to consume on a mobile device,” Wright ended.
At the moment Thred is available currently on the web and iOS and has no word yet regarding an Android version arrival.