Path.com, a San Francisco-based startup, launched an eponymously titled app that allows you to privately share photos with 50 of the people closest to you, Mashable reports.
Behind Path.com are two people, who’ve worked for some pretty well-known names in the social networks industry, Dave Morin, an ex Facebook and Apple executive, and Shawn Fanning, the co-founder of Napster.com.
Dave Morin, who helped build Facebook Connect and the Facebook Platform, left Facebook Inc. this year to start his own project, acording to the the NY Times.
He says Path.com is not another social network he has created, but a personal network, and now, it’s opened to the public with an iPhone app for sharing cellphone photos with a limited circle of friends.
Path works much like any other social network. Users sign up to the service, find friends by entering their e-mail address or mobile phone numbers.
Once you’re aboard the service and having fun you’ll be able to share photos, limit who can see which photo or view your friends’ location on a map of the world.
Build for smartphones, its main goal is to allow people to share information strictly with other people they know and trust.
The company behind it has explained its purpose extremely well on the Path blog. “Practically all of us carry a camera phone, and our photos tell the stories of our lives.”
“Starting today, we hope that Path is the place you will always feel comfortable being yourself and sharing the story of your life with your closest friends and family.”