Partyhasher is a service that allows event organizers (DIY and professionals) to live stream crowd sourced Instagram pictures taken at an event onto a large screen in real-time. Of course, there’s a management interface in case someone decides to post something that grandma would find offensive.
The best part about Partyhasher is no exotic equipment is required, just a laptop, a TV or projector and an internet connection. Better yet… The live photo stream can be displayed and managed using a web browser (we like Chrome). Even more better is guests can use their existing Instagram account to stream their photos to the big screen.
Please encourage your guests to make their Instagram accounts Public during the event. Partyhasher can’t access pictures from Private accounts… At least for now…
Signing up for Partyhasher is very straightforward…
All we ask for is your name and an email address/password (used for logging in)
Enter a name for your event, the hashtag you’d like to use and the event date and time.
Confirm event details and enter your credit card details, once prompted, to complete the process.
After the signup process is complete, we immediately go to work. Partyhasher automagically taps into Instagram and starts pulling down pictures with the specified hashtag going forward. Why? Because we want you to be able to share pictures from all of the pre-event festivities with your guests. That means they can get a glimpse into the bridal shower, the rehearsal dinner and the bachelor party… Well…maybe not the bachelor party.
You’ll also notice that the live photostream is immediately accessible (complete with a countdown timer). We do this so you can test your setup before the big day to make sure everything is working as expected. If you have any questions about set up, please don’t hesitate to contact us (link).
One hour before the start of the event, the countdown timer will disappear and all systems are go!
Partyhasher will continue to grab and stream your guests pictures from Instagram for the next 24 hours.
As new pictures are coming into Partyhasher, you have the ability to exclude questionable or undesired ones so they don’t appear in the live photostream.
Do you have a repeat offensive picture offender at the event? Block her! That’s right… You can block an individual user or group of users and proactively exclude all of their pictures from being displayed on the live photostream.