SplashBlog 2.0 Released

SplashData has announced that version 2.0 its award winning SplashBlog photoblogging solution is now available for Palm OS devices. The company has also announced that it will enable anybody to start and maintain a photoblog of up to 100 images at no cost.

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. SplashBlog users can snap photos of vacations, newborns, and other momentous occasions, and wirelessly publish those pictures to their personal photoblogs within seconds for friends and family scattered throughout the world to enjoy.

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 $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.

A vital ingredient to blogging that has made it a global phenomenon is the ability to add personal comments to an original post, fostering a spirit of community and even controversy as differing views are expressed. The new version of SplashBlog follows in this tradition by allowing 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.

Anybody can create and maintain a SplashBlog of up to 100 images for free. Those who want to store more than 100 images at SplashBlog.com can purchase a subscription for unlimited photo hosting for $29.95 per year.

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arp @ 9/29/2005 3:16:33 PM # Q
While I'm all for being entrepreneural, this seems more like an app that you should pay a one time fee for and host the images yourself. While $30 may not be a lot, the whole subscription model for software seems like a desperate attempt to convert one-time customers into a "revenue stream".

But the software is still nice.

http://www.arpx.net/article.php/top_10_palmos_applications - my top 10 palm apps

RE: Pricey
adamsmark @ 9/29/2005 3:44:44 PM # Q
Agreed. In fact, the digital camera of the future should have a photo upload feature. While my Treo 650 is not the best camera in the world, nothing is more simple than taking a picture and posting it immediately to the web.

But it's not that good that I'll spend $30 each year to do it. Will wait to see what competition does before re-subscribing.

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Photoblogging: free alternatives

palmdoc88 @ 9/30/2005 7:48:09 AM # Q
Well there are free alternatives where you could Email your photos to be hosted on the web. One that comes to mind is Flickr.com (now owned by Yahoo)

T3 & T5 user
RE: Photoblogging: free alternatives
skennedy1217 @ 9/30/2005 12:53:27 PM # Q
And you can get plugins for many good blogging engines that allow you to easily post photos from a phone or PDA. I know there's one for PixelPost, which is the CMS that I use for mine.

RE: Photoblogging: free alternatives
ryanwaldon2002 @ 10/1/2005 3:28:47 PM # Q
TextAmerica (http://www.textamerica.com or http://www.tamw.com) is another good free alternative.


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