The app iCoolHunt has created a community for global trendspotters with earned statuses, easy interaction and a Trenditory which tracks all of your favorite finds. iCoolHunt takes the on-the-street snaps of Instagram, tumblr, and more to the next level with “Trendboxes” that can be created, followed, and added to by in-the-know users. The flow of photos and captions are neatly categorized and allow for easy exploration.
The main thing however that differentiates the app from other media sharing sites however, is the user-generated rankings and badges. By contributing of-the-moment snaps or “Prey”, you can move your way up in the sites rankings. See below for a quick rundown of the site’s lingo and levels of coolhunting.
Rookie: New iCoolhunters who are learning the basics of distinguishing cool finds from passé artifacts and have yet to become known by the iCoolhunt community.
Observer: Up-and-coming trend spotters who are cultivating a strong portfolio of Prey, friends, and fellow iCoolhunters tracking your Prey.
Spotter: Accomplished trend spotters who have made a large number of cool discoveries and have become well-known within the iCoolhunt community.
Guru: Top iCoolhunters who define that which is cool and are highly influential.