Friday, 24 September 2010

Check in support for Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite

The check-in hype is all around us, but how fun is it to only check in at a venue? Why not check in with a live broadcast?

For a while we have been testing this on Foursquare and Brightkite and we are now adding Gowalla to our portfolio of supported check-in services.

To check in with a live broadcast you need to connect Bambuser with the service of your choice, which you can do on your dashboard. When you start a live broadcast you can choose Share, the service you want to check in through (i.e. Foursquare) and then choose the location you want to check in to!

Updated app for iPhone

The latest release of our iPhone app, version 1.7.2, brings our live broadcasting experience to the iPod Touch fourth generation, includes support for the front facing camera on the iPhone4 (requires iOS 4.1) as well as support for sharing your broadcasts using SMS.

To share your current broadcast to friends via sms, simply tap on the Share icon and choose SMS.

As always, you can get the latest version from iTunes.

Private sharing is here!

We're finally ready to launch a first version of this feature that countless of our great users have requested. The sharing concept is based on your Facebook friends lists and as of today, users that have connected their Bambuser accounts to Facebook will be able to share private broadcasts to selected friends. It works like this:

When you start a private broadcast, the Bambuser application will fetch available friend lists from your Facebook profile.
When you chose "share" and then "Facebook" the Bambuser app will show a list of friend lists you can share to. Simply click on one or more friend lists that you'd like to give access to your broadcast.
Your friends will be asked to confirm their identity to start watching (this only needs to be done once).

The rationale for using Facebook is that many have their friends listed there already, which lowers the barrier of sharing, compared to if you had to ask all your friends to create a Bambuser account first. If you don't use Facebook, hang in there. It's likely that we add support for sharing between Bambuser accounts as well down the road.

So off you go now and stream birthdays, confirmations, holidays, weddings or even love songs to your special one(s) :-)

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

We're hiring!

Things are moving quickly here at Bambuser and to meet the demand from our fast growing community and client base, we're now looking to expand our world class team!

Currently, we're a team of 10 young and vigorous guys and girls and one old guy, with a burning passion for Bambuser! Our development office is in Åbo/Turku and our head office is located in Stockholm.

We're now looking to hire

- UI-wizard with a proven track record of creating state-of-the-art designs. The person will be based in Stockholm.

- Web-developer with excellent skills in PHP, Python, JavaScript and Actionscript and familiar with Drupal and Jquery (will lower period of introduction). A good sense for graphic details is preferable. The person we’re looking for will be based in Åbo/Turku or Stockholm.

If you're the perfect match for any of these positions, send your resume and some work that you're proud of to, add the position you're applying for in the subject field