Facebook launches Hobbi a Pinterest like clone to help organize your creative projects

A new app from Facebook’s new products division looks an awful lot like Pinterest, The Information reports. Hobbi is a photo-sharing app where you can “capture and organize your creative process” like cooking, baking, arts and crafts, fitness or home decor, according to its page in the App Store.

Aimed at hobbyists, the app organizes photos of projects into collections so users can track their progress over time, TechCrunch notes. It doesn’t have a social sharing component, but Hobbi can be used to create videos of projects after they’re finished.

Hobbi was released first in Colombia, Belgium, Spain, and Ukraine, according to The Information; we found it in the App Store on a US-based phone Thursday evening. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 11.0 or later.

How or if Hobbi would fit into Facebook’s overall brand isn’t clear, but the company has said previously it would “expect many failures” from its NPE, and that apps could be shut down if they’re not useful.

Source
https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/13/21136898/facebook-pinterest-photo-sharing-app

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