The Future of the Androidography Community

March 11, 2012

There’s no doubt that iPhoneography is a full-blown “thing.” There are countless blogs dedicated to the activity, endless amounts of accessories and apps like Instagram have taken it to a whole other level. I myself am considering switching to an iPhone after my contract is up with Verizon and the iPhone 5 is released. A lot of it has to do with the camera and apps, but mostly it has to deal with the overall eco-system that Apple has setup. It’s unrivaled.

So what about Androidography? or Smartphoneography in general? I don’t know. There really isn’t much of a community, though maybe the Android release of Instagram will change that. The screenshot above is kind of telling about how little activity there is out there. In the past ~5 months I’ve managed to get on page 4 of Google for “Androidography” (page 8 on Yahoo!) without much overall effort, especially in terms of optimization.

I’ve started a few blogs in the past without much luck and abandoned them fairly quickly, this one however, seems to have caught on a little, mostly in the androidography realm. I’m getting 500+ visits a month and already have ~2,000 for the month of March which is pretty cool. I’m not really sure where things will go in the future, but it would be fun if I could help to form some sort of community for Android / Smartphone -ography in general.

So, for those of you that visit, what do you think? What kind of features would a site need to really help drive the community? I think some sort of reader-submission thing is needed for sure. Who knows, though, maybe Instagram (or some other app) will launch on Android in a month or so and this blog will become completely irrelevant in the overall “scene.” Or maybe, I can make an impact…

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  1. yes, it’s a bit weird there’s no internet website of reference at all about Android photography. I tried to ask around too and no answer came back! I suppose a normal website like that should talk daily about apps, and initiatives all around the globe. Good luck!

  2. I love shooting photos with my Samsung Galaxy S2 and has been trying to build a page and participate in the community through Flickr but i have no luck so far in looking for a decent website for it! And I look forward to seeing the emerge of photographers using android phones (like Robert-Paul Jansen for iPhonography)…

    A good site for Androidography should have reviews for apps, showing good examples of Android photos, tutorials (eg. how to shoot landscape with your phone, improving portraits photography…)

    i think for a site to grow it needs some publicity… for example you could ask the readers to spread the news in Flickr, or any other photo sharing community they’re active in =)


    • Thanks for the feedback, I’m still trying to decide how much effort I want to put into this and if so, what direction to go in. Those are all great ideas, though

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