Now then, if you’re not familiar with FamilyShare, you can read the background here and then the follow-up here. The service is intended as a completely frictionless method of sending photos (and video) of your offspring to your parents (i.e. the grandparents).
Well, 8 months have passed. The web server is live. The 1.5 version of the iPhone application is coming in a few days. Goodness me, it’s almost here. It’s taken a long time because I’ve been busy on a multitude of other things. I’ve been keeping a vigilant eye out for competing services that would negate the concept completely. I’d have been glad to adopt them. But nothing comes close to what I want. In fact, instagr.am is the only service that has sailed near to my requirements. So much so that I’ve had Pavel (the developer) completely change around the photo-upload process to account for the super-nice way instagr.am do it.
You can find the developmental version of the site at www.familyshare.co.uk. It’s still very much alpha. But it won’t be long ’til we see beta. If you’d like to get a copy of the iPhone app to test, just let me know.
I’ll be documenting the FamilyShare story at http://about.familyshare.co.uk but I’ll keep you updated here too.