SplashData Updates SplashBlog to Greatly Expand
the Ability for Families & Friends
to Post Photos to a Shared Blog
Group photo-blogging capabilities of SplashBlog to be on display at PalmSource Mobile Summit & DevCon, with attendees posting event photos to a common blog
SAN JOSE, Calif., PalmSource Mobile Summit & DevCon, May 24, 2005 -- SplashData, Inc., the leading developer of personal productivity applications for mobile devices, announced today a significant update to its popular SplashBlog photo-blogging solution for Palm Powered™ smartphones. The key new features include the ability for multiple users to post photos to the same blog, and a streamlined approach to subscribing to other user’s SplashBlogs—enabling them to automatically download all new photos posted to the blogs to which they are subscribed to their own Palm Powered device.
The new group blogging and updated subscription features make it easier than ever for groups of families, friends, or colleagues to always have access to the latest pictures taken by the group’s members. A family of Treo 650 users, for instance, can all take pictures with their on-device cameras, input captions for the images, and wirelessly post them to a shared photo-blog for everyone to enjoy. Those same users can also “subscribe” to their friends’ photo-blogs, and anytime they perform a wireless synchronization, all new pictures added to their subscribed blogs will be automatically downloaded into their device’s photo library.
To demonstrate the power of group photo-blogging, SplashData will provide free copies of SplashBlog to all attendees of the PalmSource Mobile Summit & Developer Conference, along with access privileges to post photos to a group photo-blog developed specifically for the conference. Throughout the event, attendees will post the photos they have taken to the PalmSource photo-blog so that their friends, families and co-workers throughout the world will be able to enjoy pictures of the event and look for people they know.
“Splashblog further extends the reach of Palm OS®,” said Larry Berkin, director of developer marketing, PalmSource, Inc. “We believe the combination of advanced wireless capabilities and the ability to share, post and subscribe to blog entries truly make SplashBlog a must-have for users of Palm Powered smartphones.”
An additional new service offered by SplashData is on the SplashBlog home page. The SplashBlog.com site is now a portal that will dynamically display recently posted photos by SplashBlog users, along with links to top-visited SplashBlogs. As users create SplashBlog accounts, they can opt-in or opt-out to have their images and photo-blogs featured on the SplashBlog.com home page.
“Our goal is to establish SplashBlog as the de facto standard for mobile photo blogging by making it as quick and easy as possible for users to capture and instantly share pictures with family and friends living in places all over the world,” said John Chaffee, president of SplashData. “We’re delighted to see SplashBlog becoming a great new way for families and friends to stay in touch, as well as realtors displaying hot new properties for sale, and even businesses who are using the service to distribute product images to their sales people and customers.”
SplashBlog requires a mobile device running Palm OS® 4.0 or later with a wireless data connection. A built-in camera is recommended but not required. Mobile devices 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 the Palm OS® platform is available now at www.splashblog.com 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.
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SplashData has been a leading provider of security applications and services for over 10 years. The company's secure password and record management solution SplashID Safe has over 1 million individual users worldwide as well as hundreds of business and enterprise clients. SplashData was founded in 2000 and is based in Los Gatos, CA.