Picli is still in its infancy having been launched as a beta version in April this year. Version 0.5 goes live in the week starting 28th May.
So how does it work? Once registered Picli allows users to take full control over not only the work they submit but also the moderation of the site thereby instantly becoming part of the Picli Creative Community. Images or artworks can be uploaded with tagging enabled allowing search engines to locate picli members work with ease. Picli is built around a voting system so if you like what you see, you can send the image to the top of the site – this simple but elegant system means the site is always fresh and new material is always coming to the fore.
Content that offends or does not pass the good taste test is flagged by users and dispatched to the trash. Since its inception Picli has clearly struck a cord with photographers and creative individuals around the world – the registration and quality of the work is growing daily. Picli is a true snapshot of what is hot as far as the creative community is concerned – the industry taste barometer.
The two young guns that developed Picli, Sean Miller and Sam Street, plan to develop and expand upon the active community, this coming update is packed with new features - open source language support, RSS and Atom image feeds, favorite galleries and image search to name just a few.
A chance meeting in a North London pub got them talking Macs, Music, Images and the like - much like many twenty somethings. But unlike most twenty somethings these two got together in the cold light of day and built Picli in their spare time.
For the record, Sean Miller has a 2:1 Bsc(Hons) from Brunel University in Multimedia, Technology and Design. He has been part of numerous creative teams and projects, ranging from 3D cartoons and videos to websites and interactive CD-Roms.
Sam Street is a freelance web developer working on an array of projects for Brightlemon Ltd. His clients include known entities such as the Department for Education, British Council and Granville Associates as well as smaller companies setting up content managed web solutions, e-commerce stores and personal home-pages.