Mobypicture was the first service in the world enabling users to share their adventures (photo, video and audio) to Twitter. We launched the service in august of 2007, eight months before Twitpic started and four years before Twitter launched it’s own photo service. Twitter co-founder @biz was really happy with the Eco-system. Check interview from 2007 with @biz here.

Two days ago (Sept 18) Twitter rolled out their new iPad app. In this app users aren’t able to choose their preferred sharing service. In the update Twitter doesn’t notify users of this change, users just have to find this out for themselves.

The consequence is that users are disappointed that their favorite sharing service is not an option in these official Twitter apps anymore, causing shattered personal content on different platforms.

Dedicated Twitter users have over five years of photos and videos with a lot of extra context (groups, geo location, friends and followers). This context is not supported in the Twitter sharing service. Mobypicture shares content to over 30 different social sites, so has a broader function as well, making it the easiest tool for sharing your adventures to all your social destinations.

The other issue is copyrights and advertising. Mobypicture has a no advertising policy and is also pretty clear about content ownership. This is an important reason why users prefer Mobypicture over the other services.

To read about all the reasons why you should use Moby: http://moby.to/why

Luckily there are alternatives
Because Twitter disabled posting to third-party sharing services doesn’t mean you cannot use them. You simply cannot use it from within the ‘official’ Twitter iPhone and iPad apps anymore. But there are many alternatives.

  1. The Mobypicture iPhone app
    Download link: http://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/mobypicture/id475703891?mt=8
  2. Email
    This is actually one of the easiest ways you can use Moby:
    just send your photos and videos to your personal email address.
    Example: biz.1234@mobypicture.com
    For more info about this:
  3. Tweetbot for iPhone
    How to setup? http://on.moby.to/tweetbotforiphone
    Download link: http://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/tweetbot-for-twitter-iphone/id428851691?mt=8
  4. Twittelator Neue iPhone
    How to setup? http://on.moby.to/twittelatoriphone
    Download link: http://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/twittelator-neue/id469270564?mt=8

14 other iPhone Twitter apps with which you can use Moby: http://on.moby.to/Twitterapps
And while you’re at it, try the desktop app: http://moby.to/desktop

Shoot n share,
p.s. I used the Twitter sharing service for the Rickroll as a rare exception, to attract your attention and to emphasize that Mobypicture postings are for some reason not shown in the recent images bar… This is also a strange decision.

7 thoughts on “Rick

  1. Mathys, you have only mentioned the iOS versions of the official Twitter app, but the same applies to the Android version.

  2. Yes, Flavio you are right.
    Mobypicture was never an option for the Android and Blackberry apps though.

  3. Yeah :( That’s why we need a Moby app for Android, the current one is not compatible with 3.x and 4.x versions!

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