PRESS RELEASE: TweetToGo brings TweetPhoto to Verizon Wireless 3G MultiMedia Phones
Brew developers find an easier way to offer users social photo sharing functionality within their mobile apps
06.30.2010 – San Diego, CA – June 30, 2010 – Pelago, a real-world social networking company, today announced TweetToGo, the only photo and location Twitter app for Verizon 3G Multimedia handsets, has partnered with TweetPhoto to incorporate photo sharing support.
TweetToGo is the perfect app for Twitter power users who have been clamoring for the convenience and speed of a full-featured Twitter client on Verizon Wireless phones with cameras. Beyond the basic Tweet/Reply/DM/Follow features you’d expect, TweetToGo has dozens of convenience and power-user capabilities, such as saved searches, Trends, refresh, @Mentions, Switch user, Email link, and image preview. TweetToGo’s integration with TweetPhoto and Qualcomm Incorporated’s Brew programming interfaces allow users to take photos, preview them, upload them to TweetPhoto, and post a Tweet with a link to the image hosted on TweetPhoto.com – all from inside the app. Additionally, TweetToGo takes advantage of the GPS chipset and can attach location coordinates to a Tweet if the user checks Add Location.
“We’re huge Twitter fans, and we love the intersection of the Twitter experience with rich media and location technology, so we were excited to partner with TweetPhoto to bring those together in TweetToGo. TweetPhoto is a rising star, and we have been delighted by their APIs, stability, responsiveness, and innovation” said Jeff Holden, CEO. “Brew has allowed us to build a scalable product in a single codebase that works on many different phones from multiple manufacturers and in varied form factors.”
“TweetToGo is the first app of its kind to set foot into Brew, giving users the ability to socially share photos on Twitter,” said Sean Callahan, CEO of TweetPhoto. “We are extremely pleased to have partnered with Pelago and how they utilized our mobile photo sharing platform to enrich the photo sharing experience for Verizon Wireless customers.”
“Verizon Wireless is excited to bring this new app to our customers using 3G Multimedia phones,” said Ed Ruth, director of business development and partner management at Verizon Wireless. “Adding new capabilities for popular social media apps is a great way to add value to these handsets.”
TweetToGo is developed for Qualcomm’s Brew Mobile Platform (Brew MP™) operating system, and is available for download from GetItNow®/Media Center on more than 25 different Verizon Wireless handsets or from the Verizon Wireless’ online media store.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
TweetPhoto specializes in providing an innovative open API, and mobile SDKs, to the developer community of Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, and more to come. The platform empowers third-party application developers to quickly add media sharing capabilities and other unique features to their applications without incurring the resources to build, innovate and manage a media sharing infrastructure. Proving the power and scalability of the platform the company's website is architected using the same open API offered to third-party developers. For more information, visit www.tweetphoto.com.
Pelago was founded to revolutionize the way people explore and experience the physical world. Whrrl 3, the company's flagship product, endeavors to end Social Rut, an affliction impacting millions that keeps people from experiencing adventure in their daily lives. Pelago's recent release, TweetToGo, provides millions of Verizon feature phone owners with a state-of-the-art Twitter client capable of photos, location support and a suite of tailored advanced features. Pelago was founded in 2006, is based in Seattle, and is led by an executive team from companies including Amazon.com, RealNetworks and Yahoo. The company is venture-backed by pioneering Internet and mobile investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bezos Expeditions, T-Venture, Trilogy Equity Partners and Reliance Technology Ventures. For more information, visit www.pelago.com.
Qualcomm and Brew are registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Brew MP is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
(First posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 17:24 EDT)