Sometimes, one picture or one Tweet can tell the whole story from an event, whether it’s a Halo 4 launch party or a crazy NFL game.

But often these one-off communications don’t do justice for stories that need more than just a chirp. Jumyo, a new mobile app that puts the power of storytelling on your phone, hopes to be the answer.

The Seattle startup lets you take pictures, add narrative, and collaborate with friends and people around you to document your experiences and stories as they unfold. People who join your story can immediately add thoughts and images of their own with multiple insights and different perspectives.

“What excites me most about Jumyo is the idea of creating meaning out of all the imagery and thoughts that are constantly being created,” Jumyo CEO and co-founder Joe Egan said in a release. “There are so many applications today that enable people to express just a singular-individual moment. Jumyo is focused on the experience. The experience you have with other people, the experience of taking your kids to the zoo, a party with friends, or a major news event happening around you. I see people turning to Jumyo for real content created by people all over the world.”

Here are a couple examples: showing people your Christmas set-up in the house or re-living a Seattle rainstorm. This app reminds me a little bit of Storify, but with a focus on photos via smartphones.

The company was founded by Egan and Ryan Vanderpol, who both previously founded education startup SynapticMash that was acquired by Promethean in 2010 for $10 million.

For now, the app is only available on the iPhone with an Android version coming soon.

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