Following the recent announcement of FotoSwipe here on iMore, the developers behind the iOS/Android cross-platform photo sharing service followed up with us today to say THANK YOU. A small tribe of our forum community members were actively involved in beta testing the app — we love to see developers active in our forums — so we were happy to write up the official release of the app.
FotoSwipe let us know that in the short time since it was released, these efforts have helped them pass the milestone of one million photos being shared. There are now over 175,000 users (about a 50/50 split between iOS and Android) using FotoSwipe in 175 countries and the user base is growing fast. Since the initial release, the developers have been quick to listen to user feedback and have already released an update to FotoSwipe. The basic swipe gesture has been greatly improved, and the interface has been revamped as well. More features are on the roadmap as well, including faster sharing speeds when on Wi-Fi to Wi-Fi connections and support to share videos by swiping.
Officially released today, FotoSwipe makes it incredibly easy to share photos between iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. FotoSwipe lets you share photos by swiping your finger from one device to the other (both devices must have FotoSwipe installed). FotoSwipe isn't limited to sharing between just two devices either. Let's say you're at a party (with some friends and some strangers) and you take a group photo. Everybody has their iPhone or Android phone with them would like a copy of that photo. With FotoSwipe installed on each device, you simply bring the phones near each other with FotoSwipe open, and the person who snapped the photo can swipe it over onto each phone in rapid succession - no need to exchange email or SMS contacts. It just works.
Have you ever wanted to share a tweet or Instagram photo smack-dab in the middle of a forum post? If you have, today is your lucky day! We've just added a new feature to our forums that allow you to easily embed tweets or Instagram content directly into your posts.
The team has arrived, the gear has been unpacked, and we're ready for #CESLive. This is our biggest year at CES yet. All totaled, we have 22 people on the ground here in Las Vegas covering the content for all our sites this week, including CrackBerry, Android Central, iMore, Windows Phone Central and the newly launched Smartwatch Fans. Aside from the usual faces, the Mobile Nations family is once again teaming up with our friends at Geek Beat: featuring podcast pioneer Cali Lewis and tech evangelist John Pozadzides.
We'll be covering all areas of tech whether we're talking health and fitness, automotive, home technologies, smartphones, tablets and more. CES is the spot for it all and generally the spot to get a first glimpse at a lot of the cool new technologies that will soon be hitting our lives. Some will make it, others we'll never hear from again, and that's what makes it all exciting!
Greetings all! For those that don’t know me, I'm James Falconer, the Community Manager around here and all of Mobile Nations. I’m the guy that looks after our forums, newsletters, community events… and the list goes on :) I’m also fortunate to have the opportunity to work with our amazing volunteer teams on a daily basis. These folks are ‘the bees knees’ (as my grandma used to say), and we couldn’t do this without them.
At any rate, I’m going to be checking in with community updates from time to time, so let’s get this started, shall we?
It's hard to believe it has come and gone already, but the 2013 CES Experience is over. Right from the start, we had some great events and evenings planned for the crew… keep reading for some of the highlights...
After a night of good times, good friends and a few (maybe more) good drinks, today was the BIG day… CES baby! Our crew was raring to get down to the Las Vegas Convention Center, and even though a few had later starts than others… all made it down to the LVCC to check out the goodness (and craziness) that is CES.
The second day of the Mobile Nations 2013 CES Experience started out with a lot of sightseeing. After leaving the accommodations at the Rio, our team made it to Paris, Planet Hollywood, the Bellagio, the Cosmopolitan and Caesar's Palace…Eyes were wide and a great time was had by all.
Hit the link below for some cool photos from the day, along with a wrap up on the evening of day 2!
Thought I'd pen a quick roundup for you all this evening (or is it
morning!?). Yesterday was a LONG but VERY enjoyable day here on the
2013 CES Experience. Long travels for many, a shorter distance for
others… but we've all made it and we're all having a great time!
We're running the awards right now through December 21st at noon EST. If you're a regular in our forums, you'll want to head over there right now and cast your votes.
There are 8 categories to submit your input on. All you need to do is enter the username of the member you think is most deserving, and tell us a little story on WHY the person should win. If you don't have a submission for a question, no worries, you can just skip that question. Easy stuff folks.