This is not just an app to fill the potential void.
What I love about the bold concept beyond the distraction-free app focussed on your photos is the return to the chronological feed. After finding photographers to follow, their latest uploads appear in your feed.
It is not designed to keep you scrolling using addictive tricks to encourage engagement or using your usage data to feed an algorithm.
Glass is independent and has not taken outside funding, opting for support by the community itself through subscription $5 a month or $50 a year or, at launch, $30 a year with a free 14-day trial available to new users.
The app is iOS only and to join, you need to join the queue for an invitation or from other Glass members. Once inside you have invitations to provide your friends and family. In a recent Twitter update, they suggested the invites only exist to ensure the quality experience and that they can scale responsibly.
They have a feedback board and seem to be responding to feedback quickly like the location in EXIF brought to their attention by Greg at the iPhoneography podcast – as I am sure many others! It is turned off for now and will be an option to turn on/off in a coming release.
In the future, they have detailed their dream of this being a wonderful, self-sustaining community. A place where people feel good about spending time online, learning and growing as a photographer. They have big plans for features that photographers have told them they've wanted.