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Frontback is a website for sharing composite photos taken with the front and back facing cameras of a cell phone. Shutting down August 15, 2015.
I'm Fredd, the founder and designer of Frontback. I've an important message to share with you today.
Frontback started exactly two years ago with the simple idea to capture a moment. No vanity numbers, no filters: it’s "me now" — at the center of Frontback is you, your everyday moments happening now.
This was a fresh idea and truly the heart of our vision, a concept that’s seeing massive adoption today. Unfortunately, Frontback is not the winner.
We created Frontback to inspire you to be curious about other cultures, new people, exploring new places in the world, sharing your moments with your friends and the community. The past two years have been quite amazing, our community grew from zero to two million.
As much as this number seems like an incredible milestone, the reality is different. We've been working hard to help you to have your friends join Frontback. For some of you it worked, cities like Ann Arbor, Brussels and Tokyo embraced the platform and we cannot be more grateful for all your help inviting your friends and families to join the community.
While we've seen exciting results with some communities, for most of the new members it takes too much time and effort to understand why Frontback is different, resulting in an infrequent use of our product. After discussions with our team and investors, we realized that we couldn't reach the critical numbers that would make Frontback a sustainable social network.
Frontback as a service will be winding down on August 15th. On this page we provide you with an easy way to export all your photos. Your data will be available to download until September 15th, 2015. After this date, all photos and data will be permanently deleted from our servers. During the transition, Frontback for iOS will be updated as a camera app without social interactions nor feeds, and Frontback for Android will be removed from the Play Store.
We know how much many of you love Frontback as we’ve built it with your help over the past two years. We all made new friends and hope to stay connected with you, it’s been the highlight of our lives!
As we move forward, we hope some of the inspiration behind Frontback — a fun and beautiful way to capture your moments — will continue to live on the Internet. The company behind Frontback stays alive and we cannot thank enough our investors for their support with this thoughtful decision to experiment with new ideas.
We’re so very grateful for the love of our community, our investors, and our families. Because we owe you everything, we'll be answering your questions in the comments below, and if you're too shy to ask publicly, please email us at email@example.com
Thank you for everything,
— Fredd and Melvyn
Not shutting down
We recently announced a bad news to our community, and you won’t believe what happened next.
But first we want to thank you all for your messages, we’ve got more than thousands from all over the World, you made us cry and smile. You are all very special and we love reading your words.
But what happened? It’s simple, Frontback stays open!
We just signed an agreement with a partner who believes as much as we do that there’s something incredible with Frontback. This partner is fully committed to make Frontback an even better place to share your moments, we were impressed by how much they understand the platform and we will help the new team to make the transition as smooth as possible.
In our discussions they came up with fresh ideas for the products, and now that we are here we would love to ask you: How to make Frontback better?
Please share with us all your suggestions, the new team is listening to you!</p>
Thank you for everything,
— Team Frontback
- http://www.frontback.me/p/PYkkLtEy (image)
- http://www.frontback.me/alexisohanian (user)
- http://www.frontback.me/explore/whereIstand (hashtag)
Frontback's sitemap.xml has an outdated list of users, hashtags and images from 2014. Newer items could be discovered by scraping the hashtag pages.