Pictures can tell a story without words. They can be compelling, invoke emotion and say so much with very little. But if you’re an artist, photographer or someone that wants to tell the story of a picture, Story Wheel is a web app that lets you record a story around your Instagram pictures.
It was started by Johannes Wagener & Katharina Birkenbach during the Music Hack Day Boston in 2011 and is now part of the SoundCloud Labs. The picture to voice-story creator starts by connecting your Instagram account to the web service so pictures can be compiled. Once connected, your photos can be ordered in a timeline of choice. Then you begin recording your voice behind each photo to tell your Story Wheel. Once finished, you can connect with SoundCloud, preview the photo story and share a unique link with friends and family.
A very simple to use web app, that we think can have a ton of potential with some further refinements. Being able to utilize your Instagram account to build the visuals for the story is amazing, but for some users photos are held on desktops or on other networks like Facebook. Being able to access infinite photos for use could make the application even more wonderful, because the opportunity to easily add a creative voice to creative photography is a compelling idea.
If you’re an avid Instgram user and want to create voice-over picture show, Story Wheel is an easy to use web application to help you do just that.