Last year AOL launched a new service names as BlueString to create media collages using photos, music and video components in a sort of iPhoto-meets-iMovie fashion, albeit with a more simple set of controls to mold and edit one’s mashups. BlueString incorporates a number of features from the AOL’s XDrive online storage service.
BlueString now offering users to access photos from outside the BlueString storage. BlueString now enable users to access media content from Photobucket, Picasa Web Albums, and Webshots. AOL has accomplished this expansion in BlueString’s power set by putting to use API’s made available by Google, Photobucket (now a MySpace entity), and Webshots.
AOL has also made a connection with Eye-Fi, a manufacturer of memory cards for digital cameras that incorporate Wi-Fi technology into their design to allow for wireless upload of photographs, regardless of whether said cameras have wireless antennae installed. Users of Eye-Fi cards can directly send media content from their web browser to BlueString. Users get the same experience that they are uploading media content to other media content sharing website’s like Shutterfly, Snapfish, Facebook, Flickr, Fotki, SmugMug, Kodak Gallery, and numerous others.
AOL will be showcasing the new capabilities of BlueString at Web 2.0 Expo