Views from Phanfare CEO and Co-founder Andrew Erlichson

Archive for the 'Phanfare' Category

Link Web 3.0?

We reached a major milestone last week as we updated the PC version of the Phanfare client to run offline or disconnected, without a network connection. You can start and run Phanfare in a place with no connectivity and organize, import and access your videos and photos. When you next connect to a network, Phanfare [...]

Continued »

Link Put Phanfare photos on your Windows Desktop

John Conners is “the man”! He’s the John behind John’s Background Switcher, an excellent freeware application that changes the picture on your Windows Desktop on a scheduled basis. A few months ago, I sent a note to John, letting him know about the new Phanfare public API, which lets 3rd-party developers extend what you can [...]

Continued »

Link Announcing the Phanfare API

We are proud and happy to announce the birth of a bouncing baby API (Application Programming Interface) for third-party developers to extend Phanfare. If you are geeky enough to try, you can extend Phanfare to do useful things that we have not thought of or simply have not gotten to yet. We have created some [...]

Continued »

Link Downloadable slideshows and other new features

We recently completed a release that includes a bunch of new features. Show your slideshows offline, when no network connection is present Ever want to show a Phanfare slideshow at a party or outdoor event where no network connection is present? Now you can with our downloadable slideshows. You will notice that the new album [...]

Continued »

Link The ultimate question (in business, that is)

One important measure of a company’s growth prospects is how good their word of mouth is. The theory is that good growth and healthy profits come from creating positive word of mouth flowing from your customers. Fred Reichheld, in his popular business book “The Ultimate Question” introduces the idea of a Net Promoter Score, or [...]

Continued »

Link Music to my ears

We just released new versions of Phanfare for the Mac and PC that you will get automatically the next time you start Phanfare. Here is what is new: Add your own music to slideshows. You can now upload music in mp3, .wma, .m4a, and .ogg format. On the Mac, it even integrates with iTunes! We [...]

Continued »

Link YouTube vs. Phanfare

Lately there has been some controversy over the YouTube terms of service, which states that by posting your video to YouTube you grant them a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the YouTube Website and YouTube’s (and [...]

Continued »

Link New Phanfare Release

We just released new versions of Phanfare for the Mac and PC along with some changes to the web albums. Album sections are here. This has been a long-requested feature. You can now break up a big album into smaller sections. For example, a trip to Europe can be broken up by city. Redeye removal [...]

Continued »

Link Why is there no free version of Phanfare?

Many folks ask us why we don’t have a free version of Phanfare with limits and upsell services, products or a relaxation of the limits for a premium price. This business model, sometimes called Freemium, can make good strategic sense. Skype is probably the best example of a service that offers a free service with [...]

Continued »

Link Embed videos in blogs and auctions using Phanfare

With our latest release, Phanfare customers can embed their videos into blogs, auctions and other third party web pages, to be shown without advertising. Essentially, this enables you to use Phanfare for video hosting. What better way to show off the technology than to include a video in our blog? The following video of WABC [...]

Continued »

    Back to Phanfare blog home »

© 2007-8 Phanfare, Inc.