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Stipple

Social Image Content Provision


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Published 11/25/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Stipple allows blog and website owners to monetize their images while providing information for their visitors. The user can add content associated with an image in seconds. This is done by selecting the image and adding in keywords. Stipple can provide links to advertisements or product pages that are associated with that image. Each time a user clicks on the provided link, the website or blog owner earns money. Users’ retain complete control in determining which photos they want to elaborate on and what they would like the images associated with. The entire process is very quick and can help website and blog owners earn some cash while supplying users with more information about the people, places or things found in the image.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Stipple was founded by Michael Dungan and Rey Flemings in January of 2010. Based out of San Francisco, California, the site was intended to provide an easy way to edit images. On August 25th, 2010, Stipple left private beta and became available to the public. In November the site continued to grow and received seed funding. Stipple is still relatively young, but shows promise as it grows in popularity. Even the not so tech savvy can easily add a label to an image and possibly earn money while sharing information with website and blog readers.

What are the differences to other apps?

Website and blog owners are often searching for ways to earn money from their virtual space. Stipple is appealing because it provides a very simple way to bring in extra cash just by supplying more information about an image. The user can provide information that visitors can use to find products or services. Each time a link is clicked through an image, the user can earn money. The best part is that adding a caption to the image through Stipple takes a matter of seconds.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Stipple website is very professional and easy to navigate. The editing tool is user friendly and can allow users to add captions and links in little time. This is extremely important when website and blog owners may have minimal time to spend going through every image they have ever posted to add a caption.

How does the registration process work?

A visitor can be come a Stipple user by clicking on the large, red “Sign Up” button found on the homepage. Doing so takes the user to the registration form. Icons at the top of the page allow the user to register through an existing Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo or TypePad account. Those who wish to fill out the traditional registration form are asked to supply a login name, email address and password. A check box is present to sign the user up for Stipple email notifications, but this is automatically unchecked. By registering, the user automatically agrees to the site’s privacy policy and terms of use.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can register and begin using Stipple for free. The purpose of this web based application is to help website and blog owners make more money for their online efforts. By keeping the service free, Stipple can entice more users to give it a try. The user actually has the potential to earn cash each time someone clicks one of their images.

Who would you recommend the application to?

StippleIt.com is geared towards website and blog owners who want to earn money through their online endeavor. Users can monetize their images and help supplement any additional income that is generated. The tool is quick and easy to use so the user does not have to have experience with web design or code to add captions to their images.

  • Monetize a website or blog images
  • Provide additional information and context to images
  • Login using Facebook, Google, Twitter or Yahoo
  • Add image captions in seconds
  • Earn money through a website or blog without taking away from the visitor’s experience


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