SplashData has announced the launch of its new SplashBlog solution for PalmOne Treo and other Palm Powered wireless devices. Users can capture pictures with their camera phones and 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 a new element to blogging: instantly publishing a photo diary from a wireless device.
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.
A built-in camera is recommended but not required. Handhelds without a camera can publish images from a memory card. Two-way synchronization is also supported, enabling images added via the Web site to be downloaded to the handheld.
The company says that 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.