Uh Oh, Instagram: PicPlz Launches API, Creative Commons & Brand Dashboards

first_imgRelated Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Instagram, the best known (if not the largest) of the many social mobile photo apps on the market, exploded at the end of last year, hitting 1 million users in just 10 weeks. That company doesn’t even have a functioning website, but people love it.PicPlz has a highly functional website. It will also now have integrating partnerships with other services around the web and mobile ecosystem that want to roll-in photo filtering, widgets for display of photos and other features the service offers.The emphasis that PicPlz puts on preserving original high-quality copies of your photos, combined with the new Creative Commons licenses, means that mobile phone picture takers will have all the more incentive to take their photos for archiving and for free sharing using PicPlz. Creative Commons is a copyright system that allows publishers to communicate to the world the conditions under which reuse of their content is acceptable – like, as long as the original author is credited, or as long as it’s for non-commercial re-use. Creative Commons greatly reduces the friction that copyright often adds to media sharing, reuse and distribution.And the brand dashboards! Instagram may be seeing a notable amount of brand adoption, but PicPlz’s new offering of a dashboard showing which photos got the most views over time and other numbers is going to be very compelling.Put it all together and even Flickr is going to have to stand up and take note. This is a crowded market and startups are innovating quickly. Another competitor, Path, today added real-time commenting to its version of photos-on-your-phone.Instagram has spread fast because people love it. PicPlz is now built to spread fast, these are smart growth hooks that have been added to the service. Which strategy will work best in the long run? That’s a question I look forward to asking in another 3 and 6 months. Tags:#mobile#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The battle of the mobile social photo apps has been taken to the next level today, high-profile but trailing startup PicPlz just made three big announcements that pose a big challenge to crowd-pleaser Instagram and the slew of other startups in this market. Not to mention Flickr.PicPlz, which is lead by former Imeem music community head Dalton Caldwell and funded by leading VCs Andreessen Horowitz (who bailed from Instagram to invest in PicPlz instead), just announced the following: public availability of its Application Programming Interface for other apps to use its filters and widgets, support for users to publish photos under Creative Commons licenses and new analytics dashboards for brand advertisers using the service. The simplicity of Instagram just got challenged in a big way. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

Pocari Sweat averts meltdown, closes in on PVL crown

first_imgPocari Sweat blew a huge lead but that only paved the way for a wild finish in Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Finals Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Star douses late San Miguel rally, grabs 1-0 semis lead Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ The Lady Warriors lost a 19-12 lead and even trailed, 24-22, before Rivers, Jessey de Leon and Gyzelle Sy spearheaded the defending champions’ spirited comeback.“We don’t have problems getting leads but we have problems in sustaining them,” said Abella. “We just have to address that through our mental toughness”Sy completed Pocari’s rally with a service ace after Rivers and de Leon anchored the Lady Warriors’ net defense and came up with two crucial blocks against Jeng Bualee and Jennifer Keddy, respectively.Michelle Strizak added 18 for Pocari while Myla Pablo had 16 and Jeannette Panaga finished with 12 points for the Lady Warriors, who also overcame 31 errors.Soltones paced the Water Defenders with 17 while Bualee wound up with 16. ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Warriors proved to be the steadier team as they eked out a 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 26-24 win over Bali Pure to inch closer to another title.Pocari shoots for a second straight championship on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKrystal Rivers shone in her first game as replacement import with a game-high 20 points for the Lady Warriors.“We were just too tense because everyone’s pumped up knowing Krystal is going to play for the first time so I just told them to settle down,” said Pocari head coach Rommel Abella. What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickenlast_img read more