If you share your top nine most popular images, it wasn't enough, now you can look back at this year's colors with a new web app that creates a mosaic out of the colors of your Instagram photos. The app, Year of Color, captures stills of events and moments and distills them into an abstract time capsule with colored dots.
Stef Lewandowski, a London-based venture builder, built the online app in his spare time after being inspired by his wife Emily Quinton. Quinton runs a company called Makelight, which among other things helps people improve their Instagram presence to gather more people to hit the "follow" button. "If you look consistent and good quality, people push that button," says Lewandowski The Verge .
He thought that a data visualization tool could help with that: "Maybe it's a way to use some AI, some machine views and some big data prints ̵
1; all those buzzwords – and use it on something that is quite human," he says. It is to answer the question of "how do I see the internet if you just looked at it through the lens to the color palettes you share."