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Scooped by Philippe J DEWOST!

New Facebook for iOS changes UI (again) and limits photo uploads #fail

New Facebook for iOS changes UI (again) and limits photo uploads #fail | cross pond high tech |

UI design is about maintaining consistency while expanding possibilities. Looks like Facebook's latest iOS update does the opposite...


Today facebook changed (once again) the gestures that everybody knew by now (given the high usage rate of the app), which will induce latency, friction and frustration from single handed, zero attention span millions of users.


But maybe one can see some wisdom in such choices, that over time may be progressively forgotten.


More frustrating are some feature reductions, namely in the photo area of the app that now longer allows posting pictures that are not in the camera roll.


For instance, it is no longer possible to enrich a post with a photo picked in an existing album, including the photostream. This is a big restriction in terms of features and UI, with no understandable reason.


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ZangZing will close soon after MobileMe

ZangZing will close soon after MobileMe | cross pond high tech |

ZangZing had been cleverly standing out as a possible "after MobileMe" solution for those who cannot wait for iOS6 "share from Photostream" feature unveiled at WWDC.


Joseph Ansanelli's team had designed a superior user interface, a clever ingestion mechanism including fetching albums from other sites, along with comprehensive privacy settings while sharing albums with others.


The email below is therefore a total surprise for subscribers as well as a strong disappointment, and we don't understand yet what motivated it.


Now that two consumer photosharing services are gone, which of the remaining ones will stand out and take care of the rest of us ?



Hi Philippe,

Unfortunately, we have some sad news to share.

On July 2nd, ZangZing will no longer accept new users to join or new photos to be uploaded.

On August 31st, we will be shutting down ZangZing and permanently deleting all photos, contact information, and account information.

To download your original photos, please follow these steps:
Sign in at the album you would like to downloadClick the "i" menu and choose Download. This will create a Zip file of all the original photos in that album. Once each album is completely downloaded, then begin the next album download as simultaneous downloads can become corrupted on some web browsersRepeat this for all your albums

If you have any problems, please refer to this Help article,

Thank you for sharing our same passion for design, privacy, and group photo sharing. You inspired us.

The ZangZing Team


39 Mesa Street, 102A
San Francisco, CA 94129

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