SplashData, Inc. is making its SplashBlog photoblogging solution available for additional mobile devices, including Windows Mobile and Symbian Series 60 and UIQ. The tools was previously available for Palm OS devices such as the Palm Treo.
New features have been added to the existing Palm OS version and web photo-hosting service. Further, the company is announcing a new business model for SplashBlog that will enable anybody to start and maintain a photoblog of up to 100 images at no cost.
Users of Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone handhelds and Symbian Series 60 and UIQ wireless devices, will be able to instantly publish photos to a “photoblog”. Supported devices now include those from manufacturers such as Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Motorola, HP, i-mate and others. Users will also be able to subscribe to group photoblogs to share photos on their handhelds with their friends.
SplashBlog users can snap photos wirelessly publish those pictures to their personal photoblogs.
SplashBlog streamlines the process of mobile photoblogging, 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 free software for the mobile device and a free online photoblog account at SplashBlog.com. Users who publish more than 100 pictures can subscribe for additional hosting space at SplashBlog.com for US$29.95 per year.
New features in SplashBlog include the ability to maintain multiple SplashBlogs from the same account—for those who may want to set up different photoblogs to suit different audiences, such as personal and business associates. And each photoblog can be configured with different access privileges enabling users to require a password to view the photoblog, or the ability to allow some or all users to post photos to a shared group blog.
The new version of SplashBlog allows visitors to post their own comments about each published image. Comments can either be posted on the Web by visitors using a PC, or from a wireless device using SplashBlog. The user experience for reading and replying to comments using SplashBlog on a wireless device is similar to that of an instant messaging client and provides a whole new level of wireless communication with pictures and words.