Gibbon releases playlist-based learning app for self-education on the go

by Gannon Burgett

posted Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 2:12 PM EDT


In the age of the internet, it is easier than ever to self-educate, especially in the world of photography. The problem is that not every piece of information out there is golden and it’s often difficult to sort through the crap to get to the good stuff.

Gibbon is looking to change that though, with a new iOS app based around its ‘playlists for learning’ mantra. As the mantra suggests, the app is part social network and part curation tool for anyone looking to find the best content across any genre of learning.

Gibbon’s library is rapidly growing. Each day brings more and more playlists, which you can either curate yourself or subscribe to as a ‘student.’ Inside each of the playlists are ‘chapters’ – links to related resources on the web, curated by the playlist’s creator.

While the app – and service in its entirety – aren't centered around photography, there are a plethora of people already curating photography-based playlists (as can be seen in the images). To keep up with new photography playlists, you can use Gibbon's built-in search feature, which will conveniently highlihg the best ones out there. 

From my experience using it, it’s the perfect intersection of learning and social interaction. Being able to follow the playlists of others while also creating your own adds a classroom feel that you don’t get with many other platforms out there. Not only that, but there’s no limit on the resources – you can include any article or video online in your playlists.

Gibbon is a free, universal app (meaning it’s one app for both iPhones and iPads). You can download it, here.

If you’d like to keep up with me, my username is ‘gannonburgett’ – I like to keep it simple.

Gibbon makes self-education easier than ever with its playlist-based learning approach