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Another Photo Sharing Service. Is Streamzoo Better?

By riasharon |

It seems everyone wants to get in on the photo sharing craze. I don’t blame them. Instagram passed one million users just two months after it launched in October 2010.

The latest contender in this crowded space that includes not only Instagram, but PicPlz, Photovine and Color is StreamZoo. So what’s different?

After watching the 30-minute vid and downloading it for myself, it seems that the biggest draw is streams. Duh.

Similar to Twitter, you can follow your interests (hashtags) rather than just people. Those can also be categorized by Popular, Recent, or Trending Now.

It also has this Leaderboard that ranks people by points per day, week or month. So if you’re the competitive sort, this could be a plus.

Cross pollination or what StreamZoo CEO, Ram Ramkumar refers to as “elastic social graphing” is even easier on the web site, where streams are served in a Related Content sidebar.

Other Notables
• available for android phones and on the web
• supports video (3 min) Oooooh!
• hue/saturation modification directly in app
• image rotation
• doesn’t kill your battery
• will save unlimited images in queue until a wifi connection is available

I have to admit, some of these features are exciting. Of course, it’s easy to Monday morning quarterback and build on what the incumbent is lacking. However, any new contender really has their work cut out for them. First to market is really important. As with any social network (cough, cough…. Google+), regardless of all your trick moves, it’s also about the community. Are my friends/followers going to migrate too? Especially in this niche space of photo sharing?

Bottom line: I’m not double-posting, peeps!

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About riasharon

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riasharon

Ria Sharon is a blogger, a single mom of two fantastic humans, and a digital publisher. She’s the co-founder of HopefulWorld.org and blogs at MyMommyManual.com, both online spaces that support mindfulness and personal development in their own way.

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0 thoughts on “Another Photo Sharing Service. Is Streamzoo Better?

  1. Manish says:

    Thanks for a detailed and honest review. Instagram has built an excellent product and kudos to them for that. We did not build Streamzoo with the intent of filling their “holes”. The starting point was the realization that we are all walking around with sophisticated cameras in our pockets & that photo is the new status message – so why not come up with a way to allow users to share, organize, and discover #streams of mobile photos and videos. Filters is just one element of photo sharing. #streams makes it organized & points make it a game! This third piece will be a key component to keep bringing users back. Again, thanks for checking out the app & here’s hoping to you are not double posting to the other app! ;-) … Manish at Streamzoo dot com, Co-founder, Streamzoo

  2. riasharon says:

    Hahaha! Thanks for the comment, Manish. I’m all about the #streams. In fact, I’m recommending it for a new client this week… who’s just getting started in social. But I’m telling ya, just like FB, if there were a way to migrate existing image libraries and followers…. ;-)

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