DSTRUX launched a new iOS app of the same name yesterday that changes the way content owners control their images' usage across the web. A universal Snapchat of sorts, DSTRUX brings private and controled viewing of images to anyone with an Internet browser.
DSTRUX's cloud-based platform lets users set a self-destruct time for the file they want to share while also enabling them to decide exactly who sees it and who doesn't. At any time, a user can decide to extend that length of time or to cut it altogether and destroy the file wherever it is.
A user simply uploads a photo, at which time it is converted to a shareable link. The link can be emailed or shared with a friend (or more) on Facebook through Messages. Enable or disable sharing, and then continue to share your image in the most controlled way possible. Viewers see a blurred version of the content in a window that can be "wiped clear" with a swipe of the mouse so the entire image is never revealed at once through the DSTRUX website link.
While its web platform been around since April, this is the first time DSTRUX hits iOS. Android support is promised in the Fall along with support for sharing video or through Twitter "coming soon."
Perhaps the most unfortunate thing about the platform is that it still doesn't solve the magic trick of controlling a fully viewable and sharable image through any feed online (a man can dream, can he not?). But until that point, this is completely free and gives ultimate control to those with sensitive images they want to share.