Friday, September 12, 2008

Picture Messaging for iPhone ... Flutter is here

Out of the blue, at around 10.49AM PDT Apple approved Flutter and we're ready to fly! (Do excuse the puns. They are intended. Otherwise, what's the point of having a name like Flutter, right?)

First of all let me introduce myself. My name is Amir and I head the product team at JuiceCaster - a mobile social networking service you can find on
AT&T, T-Mobile, Alltell, US Cellular, Nokia NSeries, Blackberry, and soon dozens of other places I can't talk about yet.

One day, taking a break from building the JuiceCaster app for the iPhone, we were sitting around lamenting the lack of MMS (picture messaging) on the iPhone - as do
many people on the interweb: "Why has Apple omitted MMS from the iPhone?" Inevitably, as these conversations go in any technology start-up, the obvious answer was, "Who knows, but let's build it." And thus, Flutter was born. Here's the official blurb:

Picture messaging takes flight for the first time on the iPhone!

Send unlimited picture messages and geo-tagged location to any mobile phone in the world. Now, you have the convenience of sending multi-media messages (MMS) to virtually any mobile phone number in your iPhone contact book.

When creating a picture or simple text message using Flutter, you have the option to attach your location. Flutter automatically adds a link to your message so friends can instantly view your location on Google Maps!

Send to one or multiple recipients at a time. Messages are sent over Wi-Fi or a data connection. Your messages are private and contact info is not stored. Start fluttering!

As I type, we're putting up the web landing page for the app. In my next post, I'll link to a short features page and a FAQ so you can find out more.

In the meantime, you can get Flutter - for free - from the App Store,
right here!

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