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PRESS RELEASE: Radar Launches Deep Integration With Leading Photo-Sharing Community
Real-Time Mobile Browsing and Commenting Now Available for Flickr Photos
SAN FRANCISCO, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Tiny Pictures, Inc. today launched Flickr integration for Radar (http://radar.net)-the leading service for real-time sharing of cameraphone pictures, videos and conversations between friends. The integration allows users to follow Flickr photos as they're shared and stay on top of conversations around photostreams, directly from the Radar mobile applications, mobile site and desktop site.
"We have a long-standing affinity with the Flickr team and the massive photo community they've built, and we're very excited to be able to offer the Radar mobile experience to Flickr users as well," said John Poisson (http://radar.net/people/fugu), Founder and CEO of Tiny Pictures.
Existing Radar users simply connect their Radar and Flickr accounts and choose which Flickr contacts they want to follow. Flickr photos and comments appear in-line with Radar content on mobile and desktop, and comments left on Flickr photos immediately appear on the Flickr site.
Flickr members not already on Radar can also use the service as a standalone mobile browsing and commenting application for Flickr.
"We talk a lot about 'visual conversation' at Tiny-the burgeoning trend of sharing in-the-moment, and knowing your friends are browsing that content and engaging with you at the same time," added Poisson. "That's precisely what we designed Radar to enable, and making this same experience available to Flickr photos was a natural next step."
Radar with Flickr integration is available on all web-enabled phones on all networks in the world through the Radar mobile site, and through mobile applications for Java, Windows Mobile, Blackberry and iPhone. Flickr members who install the free Radar app for iPhone have access to several special features, including configuring Flickr integration and uploading photos to Flickr directly from within the Radar app.
For more information, please visit: http://radar.net/flickr
To download the iPhone application, please visit: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=301275055&mt=8
About Tiny Pictures, Inc.
Tiny Pictures, Inc. is the company that brings you Radar, the leading service for real-time sharing of cameraphone pictures and videos between friends. Radar can be accessed from desktop browsers, mobile phone browsers, and through a series of applications for mobile devices. Founded in 2005 by John Poisson, former head of mobile media research and design groups at Sony in Tokyo, Tiny Pictures is a privately-held company based in San Francisco whose investors include Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Mohr Davidow Ventures. For more information, visit http://www.tinypictures.us or http://radar.net.
Radar on the Apple iPhone
Photo provided by Tiny Pictures Inc.
(First posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 22:16 EDT)