SplashData, well known for its "virtual wallet" applications for mobile devices, announced yesterday that its popular SplashBlog photo-blogging solution is now available for additional mobile devices including Windows Mobile (5.0 and 2003) and Symbian Series 60. A further version for Symbian UIQ devices is currently under development.
For the first time, users of Windows Mobile and Series 60 wireless devices are able to instantly publish photos to a "photo-blog" for friends and family members to see. Users are also able to subscribe to other photo blogs to download photos to their handhelds.
Features available to all SplashBlog users include the ability to maintain multiple SplashBlogs from the same account - for those who may want to set up different photo-blogs to suit different audiences, such as personal and business associates - plus the ability for anyone to search for images based on title, caption, category and handheld device.
SplashBlog allows visitors to post their own views about each published image. Comments can either be posted by visitors to the Web version of a SplashBlog, or from wireless devices by those who have "subscribed" to blogs and download newly published images to their handhelds by clicking on the "Sync" button within SplashBlog.
While SplashData has greatly expanded both the feature set and potential number of SplashBloggers by adding versions for Windows Mobile and Symbian OS devices, it has also made it possible for many wireless device users to start and maintain an online photo-blog with no out-of-pocket expenses at all. Anybody can create and maintain a SplashBlog of up to 500 images for free. Those who want to store more than 500 images at SplashBlog.com can subscribe for US$ 29.95 per year.
Cheers ~ Arne