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Tunaverse Media has just launched its new photo sharing social network called Blinq. Using web linking technology combined with proprietary “just enough, just in time” image delivery software, Blinq makes remotely stored media appear to reside on the user’s local device. By adding remote control capability Blinq enables users to do whatever they want with those remotely stored photos from anywhere. Because upload time is eliminated, sharing albums of any size, even remotely stored albums, is instantaneous, the company claims. To download Blinq and start sharing your photos, visit the website below.
Tunaverse Press Release
Blinq Photo launches “game-changing” photo sharing site based on new technology
Accessing and sharing large files of home photos is now instantaneous
NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Tunaverse Media today announced the release of its new photo sharing social network called Blinq. For the first time, consumers using Blinq can instantly access and share all of their photos, whether stored on their mobile devices or remotely on a computer, from anywhere without uploading or syncing. It’s free and 100% private.
The ability to share large photo files (1,000-plus) in an instant means that Blinq will become the sharing network of choice for anyone wishing to share lots of photos – of a vacation, a soccer game, a wedding, a family outing, a birthday—without the time-consuming limitations of uploading. No other photo sharing site can do what Blinq Photo does. Blinq intends to revolutionize sharing of the 1 trillion images that are now created each year worldwide.
The Magic of Blinq:
Using web linking technology combined with proprietary “just enough, just in time” image delivery software, Blinq makes remotely stored media appear to reside on the user’s local device. By adding remote control capability Blinq enables users to do whatever they want with those remotely stored photos from anywhere. Because upload time is eliminated, sharing albums of any size, even remotely stored albums, is instantaneous. No uploading also means users don’t need to reorganize their photos on line. On line printing of images, even shared or remotely stored images, in photo books, cards and other specialty print items, which is coming soon, is a snap.
How to get Blinq:
One small download onto a user’s Mac or PC establishes a secure link between any device the person is using and photos stored on that computer. Blinq is available at blinqphoto.com or in the Mac App store. Thereafter, all photos, new and old, are automatically available. Users can access and share photos from any device from blinqphoto.com or by using the Blinq Photo App, available in the Apple® App store.
Why we are excited:
Tunaverse Media President Ross Pirtle said, “We are extremely excited to be the first to enable users to access and instantly share any of their images no matter where they are stored, even friends’ photos, without having to upload or sync them first. People expect to be able to share or print any of their photos instantly; they don’t want to spend hours organizing and transferring images before they can even start. Blinq technology will enable us to develop quite quickly the best photo sharing site in the world – where large files and even total libraries of photos can be shared within a few seconds. In a world where 1 trillion photos are taken each year, this is huge.”
Because photos do not need to be uploaded to third-party servers for mobile access users have much greater control over the privacy and security of their images than if they use other photo sharing sites.
Users can enjoy mobile access to photos without storing them on line by leaving their computers on (but asleep). For users with laptops or those who just don’t want to leave their computers on, Blinq will automatically store images on its servers to ensure a seamless mobile experience.
“Our goal is to give consumers ‘the keys to their kingdom’ when it comes to digital media,” Pirtle said. “We believe your media should be as mobile and organized as you are, and you should not have to pay to get to it when you are on the go.”
Founded in 2005, Tunaverse Media, is a software technology company whose founders previously developed train dispatch and control software now used worldwide. The company released “Cinq” as a technology test in 2009 and it rapidly became a 5 star App with more than 30,000 users achieved virally without any marketing. It hopes to build on this success with this revolutionary step forward in photo sharing and management.