By Damon Kiesow
In contrast to the over-sharing abundant on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like, there is a new trend in mobile apps: not over-sharing.
The app is easy enough to use. Upon install, it asks for access to your contact list, and then lets you arrange those people into groups.
The rest of the interface is almost identical to the native camera app. Take a photo (or video), pick a group, and share. Friends not using Burst will receive an email notification; those with the app will receive a notification on their device.
The app does not provide any of the photo filtering tools available in Instagram, though you can add photos from the camera roll after they have been edited.
But it does have a few other interesting features: It can optionally peek at your calendar to connect media to events you are attending, and photos you take with the app are automatically saved to the cloud (Amazon S3), so are available on any of your devices.
Overall, Burst is worth testing out if you are looking for a limited-sharing solution, though attaching that photo to an email might be just as easy in many cases.