Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Today's Tip to Win an iPhone4:

As you all know, we are hosting a competition for you to win a shiny new iPhone4. Share your most memorable holiday moments by broadcasting in real-time to your friends, family and loved ones that aren't able to be with you. Each day we will be posting a new, clever "Tip of the Day" to help you win!

Tip of the Day:

Sing us a holiday song! Rockin around the Christmas tree...
We look forward to seeing you!

Competition ends on January 2nd, see previous blog post for more details.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Share your holiday season moments and win an iPhone 4!

To celebrate the holiday season, we thought of a little treat for you to share your most memorable holiday moments.

So now is a great time to grab your phone and webcam and take part in our holiday competition to win an iPhone 4!

How to participate?

- FIRE UP A LIVE STREAM showing of the most spectacular, awkward, lyrical, weird, fun, hilarious or extraordinary moments of your holiday time

- INCLUDE THE TAG #Dec2010 in the video title (be sure the broadcast is publicly available to automatically participate in our competition)

And yes - you're allowed to create as many broadcasts as you want.

The video generating the most views and the most appreciation from the Bambuser Crew all together will make a happy winner of this new, shiny, SIM unlocked iPhone 4.

The competition starts today and ends at 8pm GMT on January 2nd 2011. Be quick!

And don’t forget to follow-up on our twitter and Facebook pages to get tips and increase your chance to win.

The image shown is for illustrative purposes only.

Terms and conditions

  1. The competition is running from the 15th of December to 8 pm (GMT) the 2nd of January 2011.
  2. The winners must be aged 13 years or over.
  3. This promotion may be conducted over several different websites simultaneously.
  4. User can broadcast as many videos as they’d like to participate.
  5. The broadcast needs to be publicly available on bambuser.com until at least January 9th 2011
  6. An email will be sent to the winner informing them of their win.
  7. If you are a winner, simply follow the instructions on the email within 30 days of receiving it and your prize will be sent to you within 28 days.
  8. Only persons registered with Bambuser are eligible.
  9. Prizes must be claimed within 14 days. Unclaimed prizes will be void.
  10. Bambuser reserves the right to withdraw this competition at any time.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

We're live on Samsung bada!

We are constantly extending our list of supported devices and platforms.

Anyone with Samsung's first bada device, the Samsung Wave, can now use Bambuser to share experiences from their mobile phone in real time. Bambuser for bada lets you broadcast using the front or back camera, geo-tag your broadcasts and share them with your friends and favourite social networks.

Bambuser for bada is available for download in Samsung Apps and the application can be installed either directly on your phone or through Samsung Kies.

This first version of the application officially supports the Samsung Wave (S8500). Future versions will bring support for more models and features, as Samsung adds more models to the platform. The application participated in Samsung's global bada developer challenge with over 2000 other contestants and was, after a long wait, announced a device phase winner!

Feel free to share your feedback with us so we can keep on improving the Bambuser experience.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Bambuser technology awarded Social Innovation Award.

You cannot do everything yourself, you cannot be everywhere at once. That is why we always tried hard to open up for external innovation on the Bambuser platform. Our friends over at LiveResponse and their dutch partner RESPOND just got awarded based on their fantastic service built on our API´s.

The LiveResponse partner RESPOND in the Netherlands was yesterday the winner of a Social Innovation Award.

The award was given to Respond for the innovative work of using mobile live-video solutions to improve communication between safety authorities and citizens. Key enabling technologies in the concept called SafeCity are provided by LiveResponse and Bambuser.

We are very happy on behalf of Respond and deeply honored that LiveResponse is seen as fundamental technology for social innovation.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Helping citizen journalism evolve

As many of you have probably read in the news, the recent election in Egypt has been marred with claims of violence, vote rigging and general unrest. Alongside a voice on Twitter and Facebook, users flocked in their thousands to stream their live footage on Bambuser, enabling everyone to share their side of the story, with journalists barred from covering the event on the ground. Over 10,000 live videos have been streamed over the past few days on Bambuser, capturing events in the lead up, during and post-election, a tenfold increase in daily broadcasts, with videos continuing to come in even now. One of the key visions from our founders in creating Bambuser was to support citizen journalism and the freedom of all to report, and we are proud to be enabling people all over the world with their own voice.

We very much look forward to hearing what you have to say on the issue of ‘citizen journalism’ and encourage you to debate, share your thoughts and experiences here with us.

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