MomentMe is a photo sharing application for the iPhone which allows users to pull in images from a variety of sources (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Google +) and organise them into multimedia albums which they refer to as “moments”.
What makes MomentMe a little different from other apps of this nature is that it attempts to automatically match and organise your shared images into these “moments” using their in-house “smart matching” technology.
The nice thing about MomentMe is that it is highly automated, you do not need to alter any settings on your social accounts or do too much in terms of setup.
MomentMe is geared around social events which are tied into one of the above social platforms, the premise is that users in your group (circle or whatever your social app likes to call them) upload images from an event, meeting, night out etc. to social platforms which MomentMe then organises for you, automatically creating an album of that event.
Its a nice app, well worth checking out: moments.me
In a move to get staff thinking like users Yahoo have been giving smartphones to their employees. It is well known that mobile use is on the rise vs desktop, Yahoo believe that that more their staff use smartphones themselves the better they will be able to understand their own customers and users.
Yahoo launched a scheme called “Yahoo! Smart Phones, Smart Fun” part of which involved issuing a list of available phones to their staff to choose from, but recently dropped BlackBerry from the list.
Yahoo announced the removal of BlackBerry phones from the list of handsets available to staff stating that they were to begin using moving off BlackBerry handsets and onto “smartphones” implying that they do not view BlackBerry phones as smartphones!
It is no secret that RIM have had a lot of problems and that their phones are in decline, however they still represent a significant number of users and in our opinion should not be “struck off” just yet.
There is no doubt in our mind that RIM phones are “smart”, the issue is that app developers never took to their operating system. The dominance of IOS and in particular Android has stifled development by 3rd parties on the BlackBerry OS platform.
Developers want as big a market as possible through which to sell their apps, so whilst many things are possible with BBOS, little gets developed when compared to its rivals.
You can read more on the the Yahoo decision here.