Sat, 16 June 2007
I’ve blogged before about Zooomr and the problems it had with the re-launch of Zooomr Mark III but I’m happy to report it’s now up and running. Granted there still are a number of features not yet working (like SmartSets) but the site is stable and users are uploading photos and exploring Zooomr’s new features. Check out the Discovery 100 feature of Zooomr where it shows the best pictures of the past hour, day, week, and year.
To help spread the word Randy Carranza (randyman) has printed up some Zooomr sticker (see above photo) that you can order and paste wherever you like. He has started a Zooomr group (StickerWalking) where users can post photos of their pastings. You can find more information about ordering the Zooomr stickers here.
You can also checkout my photos on Zooomr here.
Zooomr Sticker Making Video
Category:Photography -- posted at: 6:53pm PDT
Tue, 5 June 2007
This is a video of the first attempt to re-launch Zooomr Mark III. This was recorded on the Zooomr Ustream.tv feed. At this launch attempt the Zooomr site was only up for 20 minutes before it crashed and burned. The site finally re-launched (the second time) on Saturday, May 2, 2007. Zooomr is running a little slow but Kris Tate and Thomas Hawk are slowly getting out the bugs.
You can watch this 17:08 minute video here or watch it full screen here (click on the Full Screen link). If you want to see the Zooomr chat room text you will need to view the full-screen version of the video.
The Zooomr Ustream feed stopped right before the Zooomr launch so the video shows the minutes leading up to the launch and after the launch. Sorry for the audio quality in this video.
Category:Photography -- posted at: 7:07pm PDT
Tue, 22 May 2007
Today Zooom Mark III plans to launch. This is an update to Zooomr.com that has been 9 months in the making and adds over 250 new features, improvements, and refinements. It adds a social element as well as the ability for photographers to sell their photos as stock.
Zooomr is a photo sharing site similar to Flickr. Users can create an account and upload their photos for all the world to view and share. The site was created by one programmer, Kristopher Tate (CTO) and has been highly promoted by Thomas Hawk, who is also the CEO of Zoomr.
For the past two days Kristopher and Thomas have been live on Ustream.tv talking about the launch and answering questions about Zooomr Mark III and photography via the UStream chat box. They plan to stay live until Zooomr launches (ETA is this afternoon).
To my knowledge this is the first time a web site has launched (or relaunched in the case of Zooomr) live. The launch also was written up on TechCrunch.
The “meta” picture was taken with my Nikon D40 after asking Thomas for a picture shot.
Category:Photography -- posted at: 12:05pm PDT