Microsoft research has developed and launched a new photo-sharing app XIM for Windows Phone, iOS and Android devices. The app allows to share photos with contacts even if they are not using XIM. The receivers can share the XIMed photos with others by adding them and thereby extending the XIM network. Though, the shared photos disappear after a while and can be saved if needed.
The app is limited to the US market only with promise of support for other markets soon.
Description & Features:
Share your photos, not your phone! Xim your photos on your camera roll or favorite service to your friends’ devices. Swipe, pan and zoom together for all to enjoy, even those who don’t have the app.
• Stop huddling around one small screen – Xim instead so everyone can see the images on their own device
• Xims swipe and zoom together, so everyone stays in sync automatically – it’s fun too
• Only one person needs to have Xim installed in order for everyone to participate
• Invite people from your phone’s contact list, via email or via phone number
• Choose photos from your camera roll, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, or OneDrive; mix and match easily from any of these sources
• When your friend gets the Xim app the fun really starts – they can add photos or people to the Xim and easily extend the conversation
• Xims only stick around for a little while so you can enjoy the moment with no storage or organization overhead
• Long press on a photo you like for additional options such as save photo*
• Xim is available for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices and works in most web browsers**
• Xim will initially be available in the US only; we plan to add additional country support shortly
*While Xims expire after a little while, Ximmers can choose to save ximmed photos or take a screenshot at any time.
**Xim functionality may be limited on certain web browsers such as those running on a pc or tablet device but we’re working on it.