E.gg enables users to incorporate bits—GIFs, images, shapes and text—into freeform canvases and share them anywhere on the web, via unique URLs that can be viewed without downloading the app.
Other users’ creations can be browsed via E.gg, and bits from them can be added to the browsing user’s creation, with attribution. The reverse is true, as well.
Bits are linked between pages so that users can see how other users are incorporating the same elements.
She wrote in a blog post Wednesday, “E.gg was inspired by the raw and exploratory spirit of the early internet: manically-blinking GIFs, passionate guestbook entries and personal web pages devoted to niche interests. At the time, you could easily create pages that uniquely represented you. There was something to that atmosphere that was weird and wonderful. Enter, E.gg.”
He called the app “an experimental new platform for weird and wonderful expressions of who you are and what you love,” adding, “E.gg lets you create and share ‘canvases’—free form, collage-y pages with whatever you want on them. E.gg was inspired by the raw and exploratory spirit of the early Interwebz. We stopped short of auto-playing MIDIs (for now), but the feeling should be familiar.”