Hit iOS App Snapguide Receives Major Update to Provide Search by Topic

Free app allows users to view, create and share step-by-step “how to guides” across dozens of categories

San Francisco, CA – Snapguide, the hit free iOS app and web service for those that want to create and share step-by-step “how to guides,” today announced a major update that will allow users to search the guides by topic. The new functionality will make it easier than ever to find the guides of interest across a wide range of categories including Arts & Crafts, Food, Sports & Fitness, Gardening, Automotive, Games & Tricks, Music and many more.

Snapguide is available for free in the App Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snapguide/id421477397?ls=1&mt=8

Top user-created guides on Snapguide have received over 50,000 views within days of being published, showcasing the power and reach of the app. Popular guides include How to Remove Candle Wax from Candle JarsHow to Set up Your iPhone to Take Great Photos and VideosHow to Make Potato Latkes and How to Make an iPod Dock.

Snapguide, which features thousands of user created guides, provides easy to understand instructions for a wide array of topics. Users are invited to submit their own guides, so that they can share their passions and expertise with the Snapguide community. Snapguide users with the Pinterest mobile app installed can also easily “pin” their favorite guides to Pinterest with just the tap of a button.

“Since Snapguide’s launch, the feature that our users have most requested has been to add an easy way to find the guides that match their interests,” said Daniel Raffel, creator of Snapguide.  “The Snapguide community is extremely active, with nearly a thousand guides being added every week. As users share their expertise and passions we want to ensure that it’s simple to explore guides by topic.”

The new functionality adds a new header within the app called “Topics.”  At the top of the page are editorially selected sets of guides chosen by the team at Snapguide.  Users can scroll through the guides and select those of interest.  In addition, users will see featured, recent and popular guides for each topic, and will now also be able to search for guides within specific topics.  Those creating guides to share with the Snapguide community will now be able to choose the category in which their guide appears.

Features of Snapguide include:

•           Discover new things. Explore step-by-step guides on topics from cooking to crafts. Guides are viewable on the web, mobile phones, and tablets.

•           Create your own guide. Use your iPhone to snap pictures and videos of your project. Add captions using voice-to-text or type them in by hand.

•           Learn together. Connect with people who share your interests. Comment on a Snapguide and privately message other users.

•           Share with others. Post guides to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and send via email.

Creating and sharing a Snapguide is easy and fast and can be completed in realtime by taking pictures and videos on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and then adding captions to describe each step. Documenting a project and sharing your knowledge has never been this easy.  Snapguide features voice dictation powered by Nuance to ensure that spoken text is accurate and reliable.

About Snapguide

Snapguide was created by a small, passionate team in San Francisco, California and was founded by Daniel Raffel and Steve Krulewitz. Daniel was previously the product lead on Yahoo! Pipes. Prior to Yahoo! he worked as a chef at Per Se in NYC. Steve is an accomplished software engineer who previously worked on Google Chrome.

The company is funded by a group of successful entrepreneurs including Michael Arrington (Crunchfund), Gary Clayton, Jeff Fagnan (Atlas Venture), David Lee (SV Angel), Dave Morin (Slow Ventures), and Mike Volpi (Index Ventures).

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