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PRESS RELEASE: Phanfare Releases First iPhone App With Online Photofinishing
Phanfare Photon app lets users upload and order high-quality prints and enlargements in just a few taps
PRINCETON, N.J. (April 2) -- Phanfare today introduced version 2.0 of Photon for the iPhone that enables the purchase of prints and enlargements of photos from any iPhone or iPod touch. Phanfare is the first to offer prints-by-mail from the iPhone. For the first time, the most common print sizes including 4x6 5x7 8x10 and poster size are available for purchase on Kodak paper from the iPhone in just a few taps
Phanfare Photon transforms the iPhone into a connected digital camera. Every photo taken on the iPhone floats wirelessly up to Phanfare's servers and every photo the consumer has even taken, whether on the iPhone or uploaded via the web, is available for viewing on the iPhone.
"We are hearing from more and more people that the iPhone has become their most frequently used digital camera. Offering printing from the iPhone rounds out the solution and unleashes photos from the small screen," said Andrew Erlichson, Phanfare's co-founder and CEO. "People like to show off their photos on their iPhone and often a friend or family member will request a copy. Now they can order high quality prints that can be shipped anywhere right from the iPhone in just a few taps."
Phanfare Photon is part of Phanfare's full service photo and video sharing solution. Phanfare users can also upload photos and videos from their computer, from Apple iPhoto, Google Picasa, Adobe LightRoom and Apple Aperture. Photos and videos can be shared via email, on the web or pushed to Facebook. Phanfare securely stores over 130 terabytes of user data and serves over 400,000 people per month.
With Phanfare's photofinishing service, Photon users can order prints from wallet-sized to as large as 20x30-inch posters, all printed on Kodak paper. Phanfare Premium customers enjoy prices that are significantly lower than those offered by other major online photofinishers.
Phanfare Photon 2.0 is a free application that's available immediately from the Apple App Store. Photon recently received PC Magazine's Editors' Choice award and ReadWriteWeb named the program the best photo and video management app on the iPhone.
(First posted on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 21:58 EDT)