Views from Phanfare CEO and Co-founder Andrew Erlichson

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Link Interview with Jefferson Graham at USA today

I spoke with Jefferson Graham at USA today from the floor of CES. I showed him Phanfare Photon for the iPhone and talked about our vision for mobile photography. If you are a Phanfare customer at CES, feel free to email me at and we can meetup on the show floor.

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Link Phanfare iPhone app now allows you to manage your collection

We just released a new version of the Phanfare iPhone app that brings rudimentary album and image management to the palm of your hand. From the app you can now: Edit the album name, description and sharing settings Add or edit image captions Save a photo to the iPhone camera roll assign a photo to [...]

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Link Phanfare iPhone app now wirelessly synchronizes all your stuff

We are thrilled to announce a new version of the Phanfare iPhone app that improves upon the viewing experience by wirelessly synchronizing and caching your recent albums right on the phone. The viewing experience is buttery smooth, includes videos, and works (for photos) even when the iPhone is in airplane mode. New photos you take [...]

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Link Phanfare iPhone App Version 1.3 Released

We released version 1.3 of the Phanfare iPhone App that focuses on rounding out the sharing features available from the application. You can now add friends and family from the app You can accept connection requests from the app Your Phanfare newsfeed, telling you about photos and videos in your circle, is now available from [...]

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Link Surviving an Amazon S3 outage

We use Amazon S3 to store our 80 terabytes of photos and videos. We like the service and it works well. Yesterday, it went down for nearly 8 hours. And during that time, we were mostly up. Cloud computing is all the rage, but sometimes, the weather is really bad and you can’t see the [...]

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Link Preview of iPhoto plugin for Phanfare

For all you Apple iPhoto users out there, we are happy to announce direct support for iPhoto through a plugin that will put Phanfare in the export menu of your iPhoto application. This is a preview release intended to help us iron out any issues before we more widely advertise the iPhoto plugin in the [...]

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Link Phanfare for the iPhone

We are happy to announce that we have developed a camera application for the new iPhone store that allows users to share iPhone photos on the web with a single click. The photos are moved wirelessly to the internet where they are immediately visible to friends and family and archivally stored. We have also released [...]

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Link Open public albums are back!

By popular demand, we have put open public albums back into the Phanfare service in a release that went out today. This means that you can publish your albums for all to see at a URL that you can send via email or put on a web page. We did this as a result of [...]

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Link Show Phanfare Slideshows on your Living Room TV

I am excited to announce the availability of the Phanfare Media Server for Phanfare 2.0, a small program that runs on your PC to publish your Phanfare photos within your home network. The new Playstation III supports UPnP viewing of your photos, as does the Xbox 360. There is also a digital picture frame on [...]

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Link Google App Engine vs. Amazon Web Services

We use Amazon’s S3 storage service here at Phanfare and love it. I especially like that while we are leveraging Amazon’s cost position and development budget, we could probably swap out the service for a competitive service or our own service if we really had to. Google’s new App Engine offering, which gives you a [...]

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