Photos are a great way to remember the good times that we had with friends and family, and have you ever noticed that while combing through old photos on Facebook or your computer that you are overwhelmed with a sense of nostalgia? If you love that feeling and want to relive it on a random or perhaps specified time basis, an app called ThrowBack might be just what the doctor ordered. Designed from ground up by programmer Calli Higgins, ThrowBack is an app that snaps photos and instead of storing the photos on your phone, it instead uploads the photos onto a server.
From there, users can choose to have the photos emailed to them at random, or at a specified time ranging between one month to five years in the future, ultimately increasing the sentimental value of the photos. According to Higgins, she got the idea for the app after her stepbrother died in a car accident, and while sitting in her apartment, she came across an old camera with an undeveloped roll of film in it which contained photos from a family vacation with her stepbrother in there. Looking at those old photos overwhelmed her, but the rush of feelings and memory allowed her to be transported back in time.
It’s an interesting concept and if you’d like to try it for yourself, the app is free for download via the iTunes App Store.