Instebooks Turns Every Smartphone Into a Publishing Tool

A new Boston based startup has taken the old photo album into the digital age.

Do you take vacation photos? if you’re like me, you probably have them all sitting in some random folder on computer/Flickr/phone.  If so, then you might want to check out one of Instebooks‘ new apps.

Instebooks now has 50+ apps in the Android Market, and each is designed to help you document a treasured memory or an important life experience like a fishing trip, pets, a favorite sport, the birth of your first child, etc. You can embed pictures, add narration via TTS, and you can even share the resulting ebook on Facebook or by email.

Have you ever had to sit through a slideshow of someone’s travel pictures? I think Instebooks just made the modern day equivalent of that slideshow.

Snarkyness aside, these apps might prove useful for on-the-spot documentation. It actually is a pretty good idea at its core; smartphones have long since had the hardware and it’s about time that someone saw the potential and implemented te software.