We’ve received email from customers recently asking us “what’s up?” and “why haven’t there been any new blog posts?” Excellent questions. While it might seem like we’ve taken a hiatus, the truth is that we’ve been busy answering questions through our support system and email and haven’t had much to report publicly.
We released two iPhone iOS apps last year – our Eyejot Video Mail app and our Eyejot vCard app. Both have done pretty well and continue to attract new users every day. In fact, we’re planning on coming out with some updates to both apps soon.
Users have also asked us about our plans to release Android versions of our apps – something we said we would do more than a year ago. We’re still considering this but, unfortunately, can’t provide any specific plans or dates.
As we get closer to releasing updates to our mobile apps we’ll be sure to use this forum and direct communication with our users to provide more detail and specific release information.
John Cook, writing for GeekWire, took a first look at our new iPhone app today, calling it “slick.” In his article “Watch your email? Eyejot unveils iPhone app for video-based email, business cards” he shares a dialog that he and Eyejot’s founder had, sharing video messages with one another.
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After a long development and testing cycle we're pleased to announce that version 1.0 of the Eyejot Mobile Client for the iPhone and iPod Touch is now available for sale in the iTunes App Store. We have prepared a separate product page at iphone.eyejot.com that offers additional information about the app.
We are fully committed to delivering a robust mobile video mail platform and hope you'll give our latest product a try if you're a current iPhone or iPod Touch user. If you've got an Android phone don't worry. We're planning to release a version for the Android platform soon.
We've added a new way of customizing your standard Eyejot template colors after some users reported having trouble using our Template Tuner. You'll find our new Manual Color Settings interface through your Profile page on the Customization tab, next to the Template Tuner link.
After you click the new link you'll be exposed to a panel that lets you edit all fourteen (14) of our standard template CSS elements. If you're working with a specific set of colors and want to manually enter them, you can paste their values directly into the edit fields on this page. If you'd like to choose colors from a pallate you may do that by clicking on the lower right-hand corner of the color picker control next to each field.
Press the Save Color Settings to save your settings. To help you become familiar with the various CSS field names we've included an element map which can be revealed by pressing the link labeled Display guide which will display this image.
We've added the ability for Eyejot to place a link to a downloadable vCard on your message viewing (mview) and user pages. You can activate the new feature through your profile. Simply mark the checkbox labeled Displaylink to download vCard on the Contact & Privacy panel. We have also added two new fields for storing your company name and your business title, if you want to include that information in your vCard.
When a visitor to your user or message viewing page clicks on your vCard link they'll be able to download and save a file that has been formatted using the vCard version 3.0 specification. These files can typically be imported directly into programs like OS X's Address Book or Microsoft's Outlook contact manager. It's a standard format that's widely recognized.
Some users have experienced problems configuring Adobe Flash to allow the use of their camera and mic with Eyejot (and other sites) under OS X Lion. One possible solution to this problem is to use the new Adobe Flash System Preferences panel to configure a site-specific override.
To get started, click on System Preferences in the Apple menu on your Mac. Then, locate and click on the Flash Player icon. It will likely be on the last row, labeled Other. If you don't see this icon be sure to upgrade your version of Adobe Flash to the latest version. Click here for more information.
To add a site-override setting so that Eyejot can use the camera and mic on your computer click the button labeled Camera and Microphone Settings by Site… and then, in the new window, add eyejot.com and www.eyejot.com.