Snapguide wants to be your handheld how-to guide for everything


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There are plenty of websites that provide in-depth information about specific topics, but apart from a few tired old services like eHow from Demand Media, there aren’t many places you can go to find how-to guides for a wide range of different things — from tying a bow tie or flying a kite to extracting honey from a beehive. Snapguide, which launched its iPhone app and web service this morning, wants to fill that void with a platform that allows experts of all kinds to create simple how-to explainers with photos and videos and to share those easily with a community of other users.

Although there is a web version of the service, Snapguide is clearly designed to take advantage of mobile devices like the iPhone, which for many have taken the place of the manual or cookbook they look to for help with a project. The guides…

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