[Written by Colleen Estrada] Some of us at Fuse Labs have had the great pleasure of working on Xim for about the past year or so. Today, we’re pleased to say the app is available for the US in the Windows Phone and Android mobile app stores (and coming soon to iPhone). Visit www.getxim.com to get the app today.
Xim began as a hackathon project with a fairly simple premise – how can we make better use of all these screens we have around us? Wouldn’t it be great if I could show what I have on this device on that other device over there, easily and without jumping through a bunch of hoops or buying a piece of hardware?
The project evolved (through tech explorations, usability studies, user model iterations, and lots of hard and fun collaborative work) to become Xim, a mobile app that allows you to share your photos with friends without having to pass your phone around.
It sounds simple. Hey, it is simple. We like simple. Share your photos, not your phone!
Xim uses the cloud to synchronize device displays and manage permissions based on invitations sent to people via your phone’s contact list, phone number or email. Only one person needs to have the app to get started. That person picks photos from their camera roll or favorite service, then picks people and starts the Xim.
Invitations are sent via text or email (or by notification for those with the Xim app). All participant screens in the Xim swipe, pan and zoom together, for a unique, fun, synchronous experience that is simply a better way to have conversations about photos “in the moment.”
And, while Xim is great for face to face interaction or phone conversations, simple messages can also be exchanged for those times when voice isn’t an option.
Cloud-based, Xims are not permanent – all the content expires after a little while so neither you nor your friends are burdened with storage or management overhead – just sit back and enjoy the show.
We’d love for you to give the app a try and let us know what you think.
Want to learn more? Watch the introductory video.