|[December 04, 2012]
Kicksend Unveils Version 3.0 of Its Mobile App with "Print to Family" and Unlimited Photo Sharing Features
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Kicksend, a Y Combinator-backed company that helps people share photos
privately with their loved ones, today unveiled version 3.0 of its
Kicksend app for Android and iPhone (News - Alert), which includes a new "Print to
Family" feature and the ability to share an unlimited number of high-res
photos with family and friends.
Available as a free download, the Kicksend app includes upgrades and
features that simplify the sharing of photos with family and friends
around the world. Offering the privacy not afforded by social networks,
Kicksend provides the solution to the difficulties many encounter with
sending full-resolution photo albums via email or phone.
Among Kicksend 3.0's new features is Print to Family, a retail
integration that enables users to send prints to their family and
friends' nearest printing location. With this launch, Kicksend users are
now able to print to CVS/pharmacy and Target (News - Alert) stores, in addition to
Walgreens, which was previously available. This brings the total number
of Kicksend-integrated photo printing locations in the United States to
more than 15,000.
With Print to Family, Kicksend users simply select the photos they want
to send to their family for printing, at which point recipients receive
a notification via SMS text message or email. Recipients then follow the
link within the message, order prints in the sizes of their choice and
pick up prints at the participating store nearest to them.
Kicksend 3.0 encourages constant sharing and eliminates the need to be
tech-savvy through its simple interface. Other new features include:
Unlimited Photo Sharing - Kicksend users have no limitations on
the number of high-resolution photos they can send at one time via the
Android or iPhone mobile app and the Kicksend website.
Share Photo Albums - The latest vesion saves Kicksend users
time by letting them conveniently send and print entire photo albums
with a single tap, eliminating the need to tap on each photo
Smart Album Grouping - Kicksend's smart dynamic cluster
assembles users' photo libraries into specific albums based on the
time and location in which the photos were taken. Users can then share
or print these albums with one touch.
Send Photos to Any Phone (News - Alert) - Kicksend users can also send photo
albums to friends and family in their phone contacts, who then receive
an SMS message inviting them to download and install the Kicksend app
to view their photos securely and print to retail stores.
Set Weekly Reminders - Reminders can be set that automatically
remind Kicksend users to send photos on a certain day of the week.
Photo Conversations - Kicksend users and recipients can now
engage in conversations around photos that are shared through the
application by commenting on any photo. Users can show their love with
the ability to "heart" photos they particularly enjoy. Recipients may
also initiate calls to the sender directly from each photo to express
Optimized for Small Groups - Privacy is a priority in the
latest update, which lets Kicksend users send photos to selected small
groups of people they care about and collaborate around any photo
album or photo within the group.
"With Kicksend 3.0, we've made the experience of keeping in touch with
family through photos even more simple," said Pradeep Elankumaran, CEO
and co-founder of Kicksend. "Now with Print to Family, users have the
ability to quickly share hard copies of photos with their loved ones.
Our goal is to help people stay in touch more easily, and with this
update, Kicksend users both old and new will be delighted to see how
effortlessly they can keep everyone in the loop."
As entrepreneurs living far away from their families, Kicksend's
founders were frustrated with the limited options available for sharing
their experiences through photos, along with these options' accompanying
trade-offs - from file size to quality to overall usability. Designed as
a better way to share large batches of photos, Kicksend is the complete
photo sharing service for sending and printing high-res photos and
staying in touch with the people you love.
For more information about Kicksend, please see the following:
Kicksend helps people share photos privately with their loved ones, with
apps for iPhone, Android and the web. Kicksend was founded in 2011 and
is funded by True Ventures with participation from Y Combinator, Digital
Garage, SV Angel, Start Fund and Jack Abraham (CEO of Milo.com).
Kicksend's offices are located in Mountain View, CA (News - Alert). For more
information, visit Kicksend's website at http://kicksend.com.
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