Mobicious Launches SnapMyLife1
A place for people to instantly share and view photos directly from their mobile phonesNEEDHAM, MA, April 10 – SnapMyLife (www.snapmylife.com), a mobile social
media site where people can instantly share photos taken with a camera phone,
was launched today by Mobicious, Inc. The site, which is optimized for viewing
directly on cell phones, allows anybody with a camera phone to snap and share
photos instantly with friends, family, and the world. During 90 days of pre-launch
testing, SnapMyLife has grown rapidly, with over 1,000 people joining each day.
In March 2008, over 500,000 unique visitors from over 180 countries visited the
mobile site, which served over 4 million page views. In addition, SnapMyLife
appeared in the top 10 social networking web applications for the Apple iPhone.
A dynamic experience right on your mobile phone
Within seconds of taking a photo, consumers can share it on SnapMyLife for
friends, family, and the world to see. In addition, they can see their friends’ most
recent photos, comments, and activities directly from their own mobile phones.
With real-time alerts and broadcast of new photos, it’s a fun and interactive way
for people to see what others are doing right now. Key features include:
• Instant Photo Uploads - Send photos using picture messaging (MMS) or
email; photos available on the web and mobile web.
• Share with Friends - Invite friends directly from your mobile phone.
• Alerts & Photo Messages - Get friends’ new photos instantly delivered to your
phone; get instant alerts when there’s new friend activity.
• Private Photos - Post both public and private photos.
• Friend Stream & World’s Photos - See friends’ latest photos, comments, and
activity; follow users’ pictures from around the world.
• Personalized Entertainment - Follow and interact with other users and brands
while on-the-go; create your personalized set of users to follow.
To see some of the photos that people are taking right now from around the
world, go to http://www.snapmylife.com/pictures/featured.
Different than other photo sharing sites and social networks
Mobile-dedicated communities have emerged for chat, flirting, and dating, but the
content and interactions on these sites appeal to a limited demographic. “There
is a strong need for a simple solution that appeals to mobile consumers who
want a friendly photo sharing destination. SnapMyLife uses scalable filtering
technology to eliminate risqué content, fostering a community centered on a wide
variety of user-generated photos and media,” said Jill Aldort, Senior Analyst,
Consumer Research, Yankee Group.
In addition to providing a great experience for a wide range of audiences and
advertisers, SnapMyLife serves the large, global market of consumers who use
the mobile phone as their principal access to the Internet. “Internet-based social
networks and photo-sharing sites have recently introduced mobile uploading
features, but have only scratched the surface,” said George Grey, CEO and
founder, SnapMyLife. “Many of SnapMyLife’s early users prefer to use the
mobile-focused SnapMyLife site over services that provide their ‘full-experience’
on desktop interfaces.”
People are using SnapMyLife to keep in touch with friends, colleagues, and
family through pictures and to discover photos of interest from around the world.
SnapMyLife also enables media/entertainment companies, celebrities, and
consumer brands to entertain and engage with mobile consumers through
behind-the-scenes pictures, user-generated photos, commentary, and
SnapMyLife is available now to users worldwide on mobile phones at
About Mobicious, Inc.
Mobicious, Inc. offers innovative mobile services and operates two direct-toconsumer
media properties: Mobicious.com and SnapMyLife.com. Mobicious
(http://www.mobicious.com), the largest mobile content directory in the United
States, is the best place for people to find everything for their mobile phones. In
one place, consumers can find the latest popular music and videos, trustworthy
places to buy ringtones, images, and games, and create their own ringtones and
wallpapers. SnapMyLife (http://www.snapmylife.com) is a mobile social media
site that enables people to instantly share photos taken with their mobile phones.
SnapMyLife is optimized for viewing and sharing directly from the mobile and
uses sophisticated filtering technology to ensure a great experience for a wide
range of audiences and advertisers. Mobicious, Inc. is venture-backed and
headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts.