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.
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!
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.
If you have feedback after playing with BeamIt, drop us a line at email@example.com.
PS. We are working on a Web and Android version too that will come soon
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!
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!
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!
Today is April Fools’ Day and as you should know by now, we at Cooliris never let a holiday go by without commemorating it! Instead of celebrating April 1st with pranks like foiling each other’s desk or putting tacks on office chairs (so mean!), we decided to put our spin on April Fool’s and make today about something positive.
We tied balloons attached with positive, inspirational quotes to everyone’s desk! Everyone smiled about the pleasant surprise when they came into the office and the outcome of our April Fools’ was fun and happy.
Happy April 1st from all of us here at Cooliris. Hope your day is filled with laughter!
Last weekend, some of us participated in the Color Run in San Francisco.
The Color Run, also known as “the Happiest 5K on the Planet”, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Given how amazing that sounds, we immediately decided to set up our own team, named “CoolRunnings”, inspired by the eponymous movie.
Bright and early at 7:30am, we met each other at the starting line, armed with colored headbands, “happy-tattoos” and white shirts – ready to run the happiest 5k ever! Once the start signal sounded off with the DJ counting down, the energy was amazing and we couldn’t stop smiling.
At different stations along the course, every runner was blasted with colored powder, so at the end our originally pristine white shirts were beautifully colored. Our faces, arms and legs were also covered with blue, green, orange, pink and purple powder. It was a (literally) colorful experience!
When we crossed the finish line, we were greeted by a giant party where all the runners danced together and threw bags of colored powder in the air - it was a truly unique and fun experience that we can’t wait to take part in again!
It’s that time of the day again, when we all huddle together to get our creative juices flowing!
We at Cooliris have been having some fun brainstorming sessions over the last few days. It’s amazing to see how the ideas generated in our brainstorming room can grow into something really great!
To get the best results we always start with little games, to get everyone into the right mood and to stimulate the creative thinking. For example by throwing a ball randomly to one team member, we encourage them to think in new and unexpected directions. Everyone has to think on their feet as the ball gets tossed towards them. Hence creating an environment, where all ideas - even the craziest ones, are more than welcome, making the session more fun and productive.
To come up with great ideas, we encourage each other to think out of the box, while having fun and with no pressure at all. And before you know it, instead of one there will be ten good ideas to choose from.
We love how our room looks like after such sessions. Post-its and happy faces everywhere.
Stay tuned, if you want to see what we came up with during our brainstorming sessions at the new HQ… ;)
We’ve been rocking out to the energy of this awesome new space in San Francisco!. Our team-mates worked super hard last weekend to get this space in order. Here’s a time-lapse gif of how they did just that!
Special thanks to our teammates Gosia, Alec, Myyen, Scott, Adam, Alex, Howard, Sebastian, Hamon and many others who were the engines powering the move-in process and did a fantastic job of setting everything up.
We at Cooliris have some big news to share - we are bringing our “cool” to San Francisco!
Cooliris HQ has moved up north to the new epicenter of tech innovation and creativity, the beautiful fog city of San Francisco. Our stunning new office (check out the video below to see for yourself) has put us amidst the robust start up environment the Bay Area is famous for. Shoutout to our new neighbors Apportable, Twitter, Square, Uber, and many more.
Goodbye Palo Alto - thanks for the good times, and hello San Francisco! Stay tuned to see what the combination of our innovation and the inspiring energy of SF will result in.
Have you noticed pink hues and heart shapes gradually taking over shop fronts and restaurant interiors over the course of the past week? Flower stands popping up on busy streets, chocolates galore, and images of plump-winged cupids drawing attention wherever one goes.
All this comes as no surprise, as today, all the build up and excitement culminates in the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day. Here at Cooliris HQ, we celebrated February 14th in a way that let everyone partake. Today, some of our teammates volunteered to be cupids (wings and bow included!) and gave out beautiful flowers and yummy chocolates to everyone at the office. Fun ensued and the photographers from our team got some great shots for us to share.
Special thanks to our cupids, Alex and Hamon!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone, and may Cupid find you too!