Originally posted on Gigaom:
For those who like sharing their lulz, the animated GIF platform Loopcam has just received a major update, plugging into Facebook’s (s FB) Open Graph to boost visibility and allowing users to upload any third-party-created animation to their account via a browser.
The Berlin startup lets people create and upload stop-motion-style animations with their phone cameras. It may still be lacking a business model, but the changes unveiled on Monday certainly point towards the evolution of a more comprehensive platform.
The updates mean a prettier and more intuitive iPhone (s AAPL) app (founder Tor Rauden Källstigen is very keen on green, it seems), a revised widget for embedding on Tumblr and the like, and the addition of friend feeds and Like buttons. The browser-based upload option is also very handy, especially given that most animated GIFs out there weren’t made using Loopcam’s app.
But, according to Rauden Källstigen, this…
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