Path revamps with ‘Path 2’: A diary for the social, mobile world

Path has enacted a dramatic redesign with the newest version of its app, “Path 2.” Path has expanded beyond photo sharing and now aims to be a “smart journal” that helps users catalog their lives — putting it more squarely in competition with Evernote and Facebook.

Trey Ratcliff takes on travel guides with gorgeous new iPad app

Renowned digital photographer Trey Ratcliff of the Stuck in Customs blog has already conquered the photo technology world in a lot of ways. Now he’s looking to disrupt the travel guide industry, and he’s built a gorgeous iPad app called Stuck on Earth to do it.

Photo app Waddle lands funding, launches updates

Waddle, the San Francisco-based startup that makes a group photo sharing app for the iPhone, is preparing to get a bit bigger: The company has landed seed funding from Chinese Internet giant Tencent. It has also released an update to its photo sharing app, Waddle 2.0.

Sincerely secures $3M funding, debuts greeting card line

Sincerely, the San Francisco startup aimed at making it easier to get physical copies of the photos taken on mobile phones, is announcing Wednesday it has secured $3 million in Series A funding. The company is also set to launch a holiday card app, “Sincerely Ink.”

500px, the website for photo buffs, hits its stride

500px, the photo sharing website beloved by photography professionals and highly skilled hobbyists, debuted a new iPad app over the weekend. And at just three days old, the new app is already experiencing growth that’s downright jaw-dropping. Overall, 500px has had a major growth spurt recently.

Travel app Trover makes its Android debut

An Android version of Trover, the snappy mobile app aimed at letting travelers share photos of their off-the-beaten-path discoveries, is now available. For a social app like Trover, which is only as good as the content its users contribute, expanding to Android is key.

Strength in numbers: Sincerely launches iPhone API with 12 partners

Sincerely, the startup best known for the Postagram app, has launched a software platform to let iPhone developers add the company’s “print and ship” functionality into any app. Sincerely took a hit earlier this week when consumer electronics giant Apple announced its own Postagram-like app.

Waddle launches to make photo sharing a bit more personal

It seems like every day sees the debut of a new photo app with all the social sharing bells and whistles. But Waddle, a new iPhone app launching Wednesday, is most noteworthy for what it doesn’t do — and that’s a refreshingly simple thing.

Postagram CEO: We’re not afraid of Apple Cards

Apple’s new “Cards” app turns any iPhone or iPad photo into a greeting card — exactly the same business as San Francisco startup Sincerely, which makes the Postagram app. Despite the big competition, Sincerely CEO Matt Brezina says his company is ready to battle.

Piictu app invites users to communicate through photos

Piictu, a New York start-up that is part of TechStars’ New York class, is launching its iPhone app out of beta. The app invites people to interact and converse completely through photos. It has less competition now that Google’s Photovine is now retiring.