ITTOMP, the lovingly-anacronymed picture-sharing service, announced an update at WES, including geotagging support. Although not new, it was news to me that the service supports video sharing too, which is pretty awesome considering how impressed with Qik I was. Geotagging is getting increasingly popular, with whole apps like GPSed revolving around it, and even becoming integrated into the BlackBerry 9000. You can nab the latest version of iTookThisOnMyPhone for free right over here.
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Josep just pointed us to Beam it up Scotty, which chews up picture, document, music and video files and spits mobilized versions back at you via SMS download link.
We aren’t getting any luck with a Canadian phone number, but considering it’s German, we might guess this is just for European users right now. (Edit: I’m a dumbass, just didn’t put 00 before my phone number.) Anyway, give it a shot and leave a comment letting us know how it works.
Some bold souls have taken the iWhatever moniker to a new extreme with iTookThisOnMyPhone, a free photo-sharing service recently announced as a member of the BlackBerry Independent Software Vendors Alliance. The gist of the program is anyone on a major U.S. carrier can have the photos they snap with their BlackBerry Pearl or Curve automatically uploaded to iTTOMP’s web service, letting you share your pictures immediately and leaving the memory on your BlackBerry for other things. There’s no limit to how many pictures you can upload, but you better believe that you’ll be seeing it on your bill if you’re on anything short of an unlimited data plan. iTTOMP seems handy for the folks who take a lot of pictures, but I think I’d stick with the new Facebook photo sharing for now. Thanks for the heads up, Ronen!
The BlackBerry GPS app, MobileTracker, has recently come out with a new version with a bunch of new features, including elevation tracking and coordinate geotagging for pictures. With GPS getting integrated into camera-toting BlackBerrys like the BlackBerry 8130 and BlackBerry 8310, this app is a great way to get the best of both worlds. I’m a sucker for stuff like Panoramio, which lets you share your pictures on Google Earth, which MobileTracker is designed to work with. If you’re interested, you can pick it up over here.
According to a recent survey by FusionOne, over half of respondents said that losing their mobile device would cause their social life to suffer, and would be more painful than a breakup or having a cavity filled. Now, as BlackBerry users, it’s easy to imagine our professional lives taking a kick in the teeth if our BlackBerry was misplaced, but do our social lives revolve around these little gizmos too? The biggest factor in the social importance of mobiles lied in contact management – while 70% of subscribers rated contacts backup as very or extremely important, a whooping 67% admitted to not actually doing it. The BlackBerry 9000 is rumored to have microSD backup included with it, which would go a long way to address the demand shown in this survey. Replacing things like ringtones and pictures also rated fairly high on users’ priorities.