Today we are launching Photo Mambo – a private, more lasting way to share pictures with family and close friends. We’ve been operating Photo Mambo in a private beta test, and today are making it available to the public.
Photo Mambo is a new photo sharing service that transforms a loved one’s computer, iPad or iPhone into a digital picture frame that updates automatically each time a photo is shared. Photo Mambo allows family and close friends to stay connected by sharing photos in a private format that encourages lasting viewability.
There are, of course, many ways to share photos today– Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Shutterfly–the list is long. But, they are all inherently transient; pictures are seen once, but rarely make it into regular rotation. It’s the digital equivalent of stuffing pictures into shoeboxes, where they’re hidden away. Now that’s actually fine for many pictures (like the pictures of my grade-school friend’s lunch today), but important pictures (like your grandchild’s first bike ride) deserve to be enjoyed day after day.
We wanted to provide a solution that allowed people to share photos privately with their families in a format that effortlessly keeps those important pictures front-and-center to be enjoyed again and again. Photo Mambo makes this possible by turning any computer, iPhone or iPad into a digital frame.
No more downloading photos from email or social media sites to copy them into a digital frame. With Photo Mambo, pictures are automatically updated, and just pop into the Frame to be enjoyed today or next week—or as long as you want them in rotation.
Photo Mambo is also completely private: users hand-select the people they share with, which is ideal for parents who may feel uncomfortable posting lots of pictures of their kids in a semi-public setting. Additionally, high quality digital copies are automatically delivered to selected family and friends, so they have copies for their own archives and photo projects without tediously downloading each image. It’s easy enough for anyone to use, and you can find more info about how it works here.
We hope Photo Mambo delights the entire family. Grandma’s iPhone becomes a brag book that automatically updates each time you send pictures. The family’s home computer or iPad becomes a fresh, auto-updating, beautiful digital frame. Mom and dad’s work computers can effortlessly display the latest pictures of the kids.
As we launch, we want to thank the many people who have helped us (and continue to help) as we prepared to bring Photo Mambo to you. A special shout out to our friends and family who tested the service in it’s very early days, and to all the folks who participated in the private beta. We haven’t implemented all your great ideas yet, but we have included many of them, and your input definitely made the product better. Thank you!
We hope Photo Mambo will be a super easy way to share picture privately with your loved ones, and that the effortless, lasting viewability it creates will delight your family and close friends. Please…let us know what you think. We’re at firstname.lastname@example.org.
–The Photo Mambo Team