SplashData Introduces SplashBlog, “Photo
for Palm Powered Smartphones
Now users can publish photos instantly to the Web from their camera-equipped
CANNES, France, February 14, 2005 – At the 3GSM World
Congress, SplashData, Inc., the leading developer of “virtual wallet”
applications for mobile devices, announced the launch of its new SplashBlog
solution for PalmOne Treo and other Palm Powered™ wireless devices.
For the first time, users can not only capture pictures with their camera
phones, but can instantly publish photos to a “photo blog”
for friends and family members to see.
“SplashData’s SplashPhoto has long been one
of my favorite Palm OS® applications, and I use it almost daily to
show off the latest photos of my kids,” said Larry Berkin, director
of developer marketing, for PalmSource. “The ability to quickly
publish photos to a photo-blog is an exciting new development that gives
Palm Powered smartphones even greater functionality.”
The process of “blogging,” maintaining a personal
journal on the Internet that is frequently updated, has been steadily
growing in popularity. SplashBlog adds an entirely new element to blogging—instantly
publishing a photo diary from a wireless device. Now anyone with a smartphone
can snap photos of vacations, new babies, and other momentous occasions,
and wirelessly publish those pictures to their personal photoblog for
friends and family scattered throughout the world to enjoy.
SplashBlog streamlines the process of mobile photo blogging,
allowing users to capture an image and publish it to an online photoblog
in as little as two clicks. SplashBlog includes everything users need
to publish their photos online, including software for the smartphone
and a free online photoblog account at splashblog.com. SplashBlog is also
compatible with the TypePad blogging service and support is planned for
similar services such as Blogger, Flickr and Zoto.
“Mobile photoblogging is a great way for smartphone
users to keep in touch with friends and family while traveling or away
from their desktop computer,” said John Chaffee, president of SplashData.
“The combination of a camera-equipped smartphone and SplashBlog
with its streamlined interface and instant photo publishing make for an
outstanding mobile photo blogging solution.”
SplashBlog requires a handheld running Palm OS 4.0 or later with
a wireless data connection. A built-in camera is recommended but not required.
Handhelds without a camera can publish images from a VFS memory card (e.g.,
from a digital camera). Two-way synchronization is also supported, enabling
images added via the Web site to be downloaded to the handheld.
Pricing & Availability
SplashBlog for Palm OS is available now at www.splashblog.com.
It is available for a limited time introductory offer of $19.95 (normally
$29.95). The software purchase includes access to an online photo hosting
account on splashblog.com. A 30-day full-functioning trial is also available
for download. Versions of SplashBlog for other handheld platforms (Windows
Mobile Pocket PC, Windows Mobile Smartphone, Symbian Series 60 and Symbian
UIQ) will be released in Q2 2005.
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