"Do you love to pin? Then you'll love to spin!"
It started only a couple weeks ago, the idea coming from Charleston's home-skill blogger and published author Heather Solos: A better way to Pin.
Luckily, the tech community in South Carolina is rather close with one another. The Myrtle Beach tech folks and our Charleston counterparts go to each others conferences, talk on Twitter, email and share advice daily. This is where one of TheDigitel Myrtle Beach co-founders comes in. Paul Reynolds is a experienced Myrtle Beach developer who has had his hand in creating many games and programs for other companies and has developed many apps himself.
Solos shared her idea with Reynolds for a Pinterest application where users can press a button and spin in random Pins from the popular website -a fun new way to discover cool and interesting Pins and to find new users to follow.
A few short weeks later and SPinterest was born.
The idea was unique and since Pinterest is still a relitivly new service, not many third party applications have been developed for it. The problem, however is there were no real developer kits for Pinterest. So, Reynolds worked day and night for over a week developing the web interface and Android application.
The Android application has just been released this past weekend, and actually fills a big hole for the Android platform; unlike the iOS (iPhone) platform there is no official Pinterest app and the thrid-party applications thus far fall short. Don't fear iOS users, In the next few weeks an iOS version of SPinterest will be available.
If you would like to take this new service for a SPin, then sign up for the website beta version or if you have an Android phone you can download the application here, which has already had a total of nearly 500 downloads in less than 48 hours.