PicLyf is a picture blogging platform with Yii, jquery and mySQL at its foundation.
What is PicLyf?
Its a pictures only blogging platform where visual content is the focus of the community. Its designed to be a place where its not out of place to post pictures of any type from a webcam shot, a fancy DSLR photo, doodle, an old scanned photo, graphic design, videogame art, anime fanpic, etc.
It also addresses the problem of blogs being frequently abandoned thru badges, quests and fun community activities. It hooks up the Facebook, twitter, Flickr and a bunch of other API to let members use their existing social networks to jumpstart their picture blogs.
Try the site and support us if you like it cause we plan to give back to the Yii community as soon as we hit some financial milestones.
Thanks @y!! and qiang! We switched gears and focused on PicLyf. Twidl it! was a Twitter accessory idea and sure enough 2 months after pivoting with PicLyf, twitter started trampling on Twitter based startups! We are more passionate about this idea anyway.
We like the name / domain and my philosophy is a great product will take any weird name into a memorable one. So we are busting our ass to make that happen and pretty soon this weird name will not be weird at all.
We just rolled out a major redesign of the UX. We are also now using the latest Yii version and if you want to support a startup that is not afraid to promote this excellent framework, please sign up and spread the word at PicLyf.com - a social network around life’s moments.
We are migrating to this stack in a few weeks. EC2/S3, nginx, MySQL/Redis, memcached, beanstalkd, backbone - This is in preparation for the alpha testing of our API with a few brave 3rd party developers.