#LetsBeamIt: A captivating communicating experience for an unforgettable day

There’s nothing more precious than a perfect wedding with the perfect dress, ceremony, cake, parties, venue, and guests. Although planning such an important day can be overwhelming, BeamIt by Cooliris can help you - whether you need advice on the perfect wedding gown or a place for your bachelorette party. Before the big day, you can organize feedback in private groups, comment on your friends’ comments, “like” your favorite posts, and make all the final decisions!image

With BeamIt, your wedding guests can share all the happy moments with their friends and family, who can tap and hold the pictures to save them to their camera roll the moment they see them, rather than having to fish for them later on. Unique Photo Drawers also allow you and your guests to easily share hundreds of photos at once, in full resolution, without interrupting the flow of the conversation.

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For the first time ever, you can share photos without having to worry about who exactly can see them. BeamIt allows you to create private groups and manage who has access to your private moments, so you never have to worry about how crazy those bachelorette party pictures are!

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Our visual messaging app also offers a special photo interface to view the entire group’s photos, all in one convenient place called the photo wall. That way, you can browse through all the group’s pics of the newly married couple and wedding ceremony without ever having to scroll through lines of text!

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With all these features and more, BeamIt offers you the perfect group sharing experience for your perfect day. :)

BeamIt is available for free on iTunes. Web app and Android version are in the works - sign up here to stay updated on the releases!

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Posted on 21st July 2014

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  • The story behind the BeamIt logo and all the bubbles

    If you’ve ever asked yourself: ‘What is the meaning behind the BeamIt logo and how come the designers came up with all these crazy bubbles?’, here’s the answer for it.

    With BeamIt, our goal is to make photo sharing and messaging work together seamlessly to create a beautiful app that enables the user to vividly share his or her own story. BeamIt has many values that we tried to incorporate into the logo.

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    The creation of the logo took our designers a few weeks, with constant feedback from the entire team on how to represent the both visual and the messaging aspects of the app in a cohesive manner.

    As the universal symbol for messaging, we chose the speech bubble to be at the epicenter of the logo, serving as the hub of all conversations. All the bubbles around the speech bubble with their different sizes and colors illustrate the variety of conversation within the app. Larger bubbles represent those groups with many members, while small bubbles depict private, smaller conversations.

    To show the visual of the app, we used different colors to represent some of BeamIt’s values. We made the background of the icon white to represent three values BeamIt holds: purity, simplicity, and unity. BeamIt is a visual messaging app that provides the users with only what they need to communicate effectively, stripping away all the noise and clutter. A spectrum of colors is derived from white light, meaning that all colors are interconnected. Likewise, in BeamIt, people become more connected to each other when communicating through the app. Representing all the different conversations you can have through BeamIt, we made the bubbles multicolored and bright.

    That’s the short story of how the BeamIt logo was developed! Cooliris’ mission is to create the world’s most beautiful messaging and media experience. The work our designers put into the logo is just an example of our dedication to making our products as visual and exciting as possible.

    BeamIt is available for free on iTunes. Web app and Android version are in the works - sign up here to stay updated on the releases!

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    Posted on 21st July 2014

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  • #LetsBeamIt: A stunning new sharing experience to express your creative side

    Be it food, fashion, celebrations, or your newest hairdo, BeamIt by Cooliris lets you share it all with your own select groups of fellow fashionistas, party-goers, friends, or family. Our new visual messaging app combines text and photos in a unique, beautiful way, so you can share hundreds of your favorite clothes and accessories with your friends all at one time, without ever interrupting the flow of the conversation.

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    Can’t decide on which shoes to buy for your big weekend event? BeamIt’s comment and “like” features allow all your friends to give their input and expertise on which pair will look best on you. Your fashion dilemmas will never again go unsolved!

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    BeamIt also offers the photo wall, a special photo interface to view every photo that your group has shared, all in one convenient place. That way, you can browse through all the group’s pics of the trendiest dress styles and newest pairs of heels without ever having to scroll through all the comments and text. With BeamIt’s private groups, you control exactly who sees your photos, and you can even share pictures of the exquisite Michael Kors rose gold watch or gorgeous Chanel bag you just purchased to multiple different groups at once!

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    Worried that you won’t get to post pictures of your latest shopping finds from the mall because of the poor internet connection? No worries! BeamIt also features a full offline experience, so you can add content while offline, and the app will automatically post it once internet access is available. This means you can post pictures of the gorgeous floral romper, risque cocktail dress, and sequined evening gown you just picked up in the store and head to the nearest cafe with internet reception to view your friends’ opinions, straight from the mall’s food court!   


    BeamIt is available for free on iTunes. Web app and Android version are in the works - sign up here to stay updated on the releases!

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    Posted on 17th July 2014

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  • #BeamItTips Part 2: Photo Drawers and Profile Icons

    And we’re back for round two! For the next item on our list of BeamIt tips and tricks, we’d like to talk about some unique and easy-to-use features that are accessible through BeamIt.

    Photo Drawers

    Say you want to share 20, 50 or even hundreds of photos at once. With old messaging apps, you’d have to share photos individually as isolated, one-by-one posts, which disrupts the flow of the conversation. But with BeamIt, sending hundreds of high quality photos is super easy! Using BeamIt’s Photo Drawer feature, you can send and view lots of photos at once, all in full resolution, and they fit beautifully in the context of your conversation.

    To open a Photo Drawer, all you have to do is swipe left on a group of photos and you’ll be able to browse through them in a beautiful wall. The wall of photos will appear within the group message, so you can scroll through all the stunning, full-res photos while chatting about them in the conversation!

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    Profile Icons

    What else did we integrate to make your BeamIt experience even smoother? Well, throughout any BeamIt group conversation, each member of the group is represented by a circular icon. By tapping any one of these user icons, you’ll be able to see and even jump to all of the shared groups that you and that person have in common. After tapping a group member’s icon, you also have the quick option to begin a new conversation with that user. We hope that these nifty shortcuts will make your messaging life just that much easier!

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    We hope you enjoyed Part 2 of our #BeamItTips. Stay tuned for more cool tips!

    BeamIt is available for free on iTunes. Web app and Android version are in the works - sign up here to stay updated on the releases!

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    Posted on 11th July 2014

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  • #LetsBeamIt: A stunning communication experience for people on the road

    No matter where you are in the world, be it deep in the woods, up in the mountains, or out in the canyons - using our new app BeamIt lets you share your experiences privately with your groups of fellow adventurers, friends, or family. Unlike other messaging apps, where you usually share only a handful of photos at a time, with the unique interface we’ve created in BeamIt you can share an unlimited number of breathtaking high resolution photos without having to worry about “clogging” the conversation.

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    Another really cool feature is the Photo Wall, which is a special photo centric interface where you can browse the entire group’s photos separately in one place.

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    Lastly, BeamIt also features a full offline experience, so even while offline you can add content that the app will automatically sync once it’s online. This is very useful for all you jetlagged travelers out there getting on and off long flights and going online and offline intermittently.  

    BeamIt is available for free on iTunes. Web app and Android version are in the works - sign up here to stay updated on the releases!

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    Posted on 11th July 2014

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  • #LetsBeamIt: A new private sharing experience for families!

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    Gone are the days when Mom had to worry about photo privacy, constantly wondering who exactly and how many people could see the photos she posted to Facebook. Luckily, BeamIt by Cooliris is finally here with the solution! Our new private messaging app combines a stunning photo sharing experience with fun and easy messaging features. While BeamIt retains many of the classic and favorite social networking features such as the ability to comment & “like”, you never have to actually log in to any social network. The app is designed strictly for private groups that you create yourself. This means you control exactly who sees your photos, so you can share pictures of the family securely and even to multiple different groups at once!

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    Whether you want to share hundreds of photos from a family vacation or just a few from another day at the park with your kids, BeamIt is the perfect place to do it. With BeamIt’s Photo Drawers, you can easily share hundreds of photos in one upload, all in full resolution, without interrupting the flow of the conversation.

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    Finally, Mom can share and comment those funny bathtub photos of her kids without the whole world having to see them! :)

    BeamIt is available for free on iTunes. Web app and Android version are in the works - sign up here to stay updated on the releases!

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    Posted on 10th July 2014

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  • #BeamItTips Part 1: Liking, Commenting, and Unsend Finally Brought to Private Messaging

    A huge thanks to all of the users and supporters of BeamIt, our newly-released visual messaging app! To make your use of BeamIt as smooth and enjoyable as possible, we want to share some quick tips and tricks to help you out with a few of BeamIt’s key features. This week, we’d like to explain how BeamIt allows you to quickly share your reactions in direct response to photos and messages within a private group and how to unsend a post that you shared.

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    Liking and commenting – finally here in a messaging app!

    With BeamIt, you can like or comment on a text or photo your friend shared with you. All you have to do is tap and hold on that photo or text and then choose either the “like” or “comment” button when the list of options pops up. It’s that easy! You can even comment on a comment by pressing down on the original comment and writing your response.

    Unsend your post

    What happens when you accidentally share an embarrassing photo or send a message that wasn’t meant for the group to see? No worries! You can easily unsend it by tapping and holding and then choosing the “delete” option. The photo or text will then disappear from everyone’s view immediately!

    We hope you will enjoy these fun yet simple new features that BeamIt has brought to the world of private messaging and photo sharing. Go try them out!

     

    BeamIt is available for free on iTunes. Web app and Android version are in the works - sign up here to stay updated on the releases!

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    Posted on 3rd July 2014

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  • We’re proud to present: BeamIt, the next-gen Visual Messaging app

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    We set out on a journey to give our users a powerful private messaging experience with the best photo sharing possible. We knew that there were many unmet needs in the messaging field and started looking for the best solutions.

    There is a constant accelerating user demand for more privacy and control of personal communications and media. BeamIt finally satisfies that need, without sacrificing quality. And now its live in the App Store.

    We know that sharing photos has become a very important feature in messaging apps, but still today’s sharing functionality is inflexible, bland and bloated. Photos are only treated as isolated attachments instead of being a real part of your story. BeamIt allows you to share your visual story in a vivid, powerful and private way.

    We wanted a user interface that wows you, so we seamlessly combined photos and text in a stunning interface and delivered a bunch of features new to the messaging and media-sharing world:

    - Unique Photo Drawers™and simultaneous multi-sharing of content to various groups

    - Like and comment on photos and messages within the thread

    - Unsend any message or photo you posted accidentally to any group

    - Offline support for composing and curating 

    More on these features in the days to come.

    Let’s BeamIt now and download the app on the iTunes Store and beamitapp.com.

    If you have feedback after playing with BeamIt, drop us a line at team@beamitapp.com.

    PS. We are working on a Web and Android version too that will come soon. Sign up here to stay updated on the releases!

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    Posted on 26th June 2014

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  • Today, we celebrated the Android launch!

    One of our team members made two cakes especially for this event - one had a little Android on it, and the other had the Cooliris app icon. They were delicious!

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    We’re so excited that Cooliris is now available for Android phones. Now, Android users can easily browse through 16 different media sources, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram through our beautiful 3D wall!

    For the Android users who haven’t gotten the app yet, you can download it for free on Google Play http://on.cooliris.com/1koQZaG. And if you like the app, don’t forget to rate it!

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    Posted on 9th May 2014

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  • What an exciting day - we’re introducing the Cooliris app for Android phones!

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    We’re so proud to announce the highly-anticipated launch of Cooliris for Android. While our iOS users already connected over 4 billion photos with Cooliris, the Android version was the number one feedback we got from user requests.

    Now, with today’s release, users on Android will also be able to personalize their media hub in Cooliris!

    Bring all your photo sources at one fingertip! Have 16 different media sources, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Dropbox, in one place and easily browse through the beautiful 3D wall. Last, but not least you can also selectively share your photos with the default sharing panel!!

    Check it out! It’s free here!

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    Posted on 1st May 2014

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