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Sunnyvale, CA, United States, 2008/12/02 - FutureDial, Inc. announces the launch of new SnapMedia™ PC software, which enables users of camera-enabled cellphones to move their pictures from phones to the PC, for archiving or for posting with photo-sharing websites.
Over 600 million camera phones are expected to sell worldwide this year, yet many users discover a common problem: the difficulty of transferring photos from the phone to a computer or uploading them to a photo-sharing website. Currently, transferring photos typically requires using the phone’s tiny keypad, compelling cameraphone owners to incur steep wireless data charges from their carriers. Also the photo size is limited when transferring. When it comes to moving pictures from camera cellphones, “saying cheese” comes with a catch. Many experience the agony of deleting the existing phone pictures to make room for taking new ones.
Connecting Camera Phones and Photo Sites
One company has set out to make the process much easier for consumers: FutureDial, a leading provider of mobile device content transfer solutions for wireless carriers and mobile phone users, announced the availability of SnapMedia™, a photo-sharing software for camera phones interacting with photo-sharing websites. By using this software, camera phone users can easily upload photos directly to a PC, and post them on any photo-sharing website and share with friends, just like using a digital camera. FutureDial’s SnapMedia software supports hundreds of popular cellphone models currently in the market.
Sold on Photo-Sharing Websites
Some photo-sharing websites, such as Shutterfly, have already made SnapMedia software available to their members. Offered through a co-branded affiliate program, visitors to the Shutterfly website can purchase the SnapMedia software and cable kit. FutureDial then ships the software and matching phone cable to the customer. The SnapMedia software has a built-in feature that directly uploads the selected camera phone pictures to the end user’s Shutterfly online albums.
The software is also available for purchase directly from FutureDial at their website.
“SnapMedia is a valuable tool urgently needed by cameraphone users to liberate their photos from mobile phones and share them with friends and family instantly from favorite websites”, says Mr. Shu Gan, President of FutureDial. “SnapMedia also enables users to make backup copies of valuable shots and helps free-up more memory on their camera phones so they can continue taking more pictures.”
FutureDial is now extending its affiliate program to more photo-sharing websites. Features of the affiliate program include:
• Promotion of SnapMedia availability on the photo-sharing website.
• Jointly branded SnapMedia offering including customized user interface which is fully developed, managed and hosted by FutureDial.
• FutureDial will share revenue with photo-sharing sites on each SnapMedia solution sold from the jointly-branded SnapMedia purchase website.
Founded in 1999, FutureDial (futuredial.com) is a leader in content management and data transfer software for mobile phone users worldwide with support for over 1000 different handset models. FutureDial provides solutions for carrier retail stores, photo sharing websites and mobile consumers.