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Link The Robot Gets Some Love – Announcing Phanfare for Android

We are pleased to announce Phanfare for Android, available immediately in the Android Market.

The Phanfare Android App will allow you to upload photos and videos directly to your Phanfare account from your Android smartphone.

We took a different design approach with our Android App versus our iOS App. Because Android allows tighter integration, we were able to extend the sharing feature built directly into the Android Gallery App to include Phanfare as a destination.

We plan to continue to improve the Phanfare Android App. This first version is just an uploader. We plan to add viewing and controlling of your Phanfare account and eventually will bring the App to parity with the Phanfare iOS App.

Because Android has no review process and we can fix problems much more responsively, you can expect more frequent updates and a little more risk taking on our part in terms of the stability of any given release and potential bugs, especially early on.

Thanks for your patience with us on Android. We heard loud and clear from our customers that it was time to give the green robot some love after focusing exclusively on iOS for nearly three years on the mobile side.

We would love to hear your feedback both in the comments and directly in reviews in the Android Market store.

  • Ziv

    Andrew, that's awesome. I'll check it out.

  • rblon

    I have tried it and it works well. You still have a bit to go to get it on par with the iOS app, but as a first step it is great.

  • srm

    SO far, so good — one for one! (HTC Incredible)

  • Heulenwolf

    I was so pleasantly surprised to discover it in the market, then disappointed when it would not show my phanfare photos. Why did you choose to implement upload first over download?

  • http://blog.phanfare.com erlichson

    You can already view your photos and videos using the web browser on android.  Even the slideshows play using Flash. But there is really no way to upload photos and videos without the Phanfare app. So we started there.

  • Simon

    It's a good start and I'm happy that you are developing something for Android. I know you are working on it but
    I'd like to give you a bunch of feature request for further updates :-)

    -Be able to sync whatever you choose in your Library to your device. We could either choose, latest album added, choose certain albums or both. ex. if you update or add an album your device will automatically download it to your device. (we could have an option for download only on WiFi).

    -Let us choose where to download the pictures on our device.
    SD card, or phone

    -Full screen viewer that support basic touch control.
    ex. flick to switch between pictures, pinch to zoom.

    I know you guys are probably working on some of that but it doesn't hurt to ask :-)

    Thanks again 
    Simon (HTC Incredible)

  • Ed Skinner

    Very cool.

    Since you have the work done for Android, it should not be that difficult to port the application to Blackberry Playbook.  I would be very interested in that application.

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