Today we're going to take a look at the Snap Lotto iOS app for iPhone and iPad. Snap Lotto is a brand new app released on May 7th, 2014, that is very similar to Snap Chat. The main difference between Snap Lotto and Snap Chat is that you don't need an account to use Snap Lotto. This means that you can use Snap Lotto right away and take pictures, but it also means that you can't have a contact list to share pictures with other people.
Snap Lotto right now barely has anyone using it, so there were only six pictures shown and refreshing it by scrolling all the way up didn't bring about any new pictures. Once the community grows I can imagine that refreshing Snap Lotto would bring about six or more new pictures, instead of simply showing the same pictures over and over again like it does right now.
It has a very simple interface and colorful interface with a few buttons. Pictures you haven't seen yet appear blended in with one color, like the picture of the green man. If you tap and hold the picture, you can view it in its full and original color. Keep in mind though you can only view a picture once, so once you click and view it, the picture turns gray and that means you can no longer look at it. You can also 'like' a picture by tapping on the heart icon in the middle of the picture, or report it as inappropriate by tapping on the exclamation point in the bottom right corner.
You can easily take a picture yourself to add to the Snap Lotto list by tapping on the camera button in the upper right hand corner. Once you take a picture it automatically adds it to your current list of pictures, and shows you a view count and heart count of your picture. The pictures are removed from public view within 24 hours.
This is an awesome app idea where it brings random pictures from people all around the world and I definitely can't wait when more people start using it and more pictures are shown. It's just a great way to spend your time when you're not doing anything else such as when you're standing in line or when waiting for someone, you can view random pictures that people took online that same day or take some of your own pictures and show them to different people.
Overall it's a great and creative app idea but at the moment it has a lack of users. It is quickly gaining momentum though with over 200+ downloads after the initial week of launch. 200+ downloads for an app may not seem like much, but it's definitely a good start for a new up and coming social app.
You can download Snap Lotto at the iOS App Store.
Review Written on 5/17/2014
Last updated on 8/26/2016