Archive for September 2009
Just a quick note to let you know we’ve added two features today. The first is a new option for when you’re creating a Snapcast. Now, it’s possible to choose whether or not you want to notify your followers of a new Snapcast you’ve created. FYI, followers will still “see” the Snapcast in their Snapcast Activity module but this option gives you the choice of not sending an email notification.
Secondly, we added a module on your Profile that lists some of the top Snapcasters on G-SNAP!. We’re hoping this will help you on your way to finding new people with whom you can connect. If you’d like to be featured in this list, let us know!
-The G-SNAP! Team
Well, we told you something big was coming, and here it is. We are proud to announce the general availability of new G-SNAP! Profiles, bringing the G-SNAP! community a little closer together. Before we talk about the why, here’s a snapshot of the what.
The new G-SNAP! Profile system gives you the chance to share a little about yourself. You name, your gender, location, favorite URL, a quick “about me”, as well as an interests section. If there’s something you don’t feel comfortable including, well just don’t include it! See how easy that was?
Follow Other G-SNAP! Users
“Follow” G-SNAP! users and stay in the know about their new Snapcasts! That’s right, from either a Snapcast or from their profile, it’s now super easy to learn more about users on G-SNAP! and receive alerts when they create a new Snapcast!
View Your Fans and Those You’re Following
See an entire list of your fans and people you’re following. Unfollow users, block trouble makers or go to someone else’s profile to find others your might be interested in following!
Snapcast Activity Module
This one we’re really excited about. The Snapcast Activity module is a mashup of Snapcasts you’ve created as well as those the people you’re following have created. Or, if you go to someone else’s profile, you also will see an option for Snapcasts they plan on attending giving you the chance to RSVP as well. Of course, we provide you nice filtering options if you want a specific view.
Easy G-SNAP! Profile URLs
It’s finally easy to share a G-SNAP! link with our new and friendly G-SNAP! Profile URLs. This is a great tool for announcing on Twitter or Facebook to let folks know of your upcoming Snapcast. You could say something like, “Join my LIVE Snapcast at http://gsnap.com/rich” or “RSVP for my live game coverage of Texas A&M’s next home game @ http://gsnap.com/rich”. No longer do you need to worry about the “Snapcast ID”! Yay!
Follow Users Directly From a Snapcast
Easy access to following other G-SNAP! users was a critical design requirement as we were building this new feature. Simply follow anyone as their comments come in by hovering over their avatar! You can also access their profile from there!
This is one of those features we wish we didn’t have to build but we had to. There are always those out there, no matter how much we hate it, that enjoy ruining a Snapcast. Well, it’s now possible to block an offensive user if they’re following you. This prevents them from seeing your Snapcasts in their Snapcast Activity module lessening the chance that they will attend. With that said, use this powerful feature carefully as blocking is permanent.
When you follow a G-SNAP! user, you now receive Snapcast alerts whenever they create a new Snapcast. Or, if you RSVP for a Snapcast, you also receive an email reminder 15 minutes before it starts. In addition, by signing up on your notifications page (when you edit your profile), you can receive RSVP alerts via SMS on your mobile minutes before your Snapcast is about to start. This is a handy tool if you’re on the go! Of course, a notifications system would not be complete without the ability to unsubscribe to any of these notifications.
Now onto the why…as in, why did we build this. Maybe an example will help. Remember that great Snapcast a few weeks ago you were in? You were tuning in to a high school football game and realized the Snapcaster really did a great job of covering the game. Maybe they even really liked your witty commentary. Well, when the game was over, everyone went their own way…with no way to reconnect to talk about your common passion. I know, I know…sounds like a movie script. But with the new G-SNAP! Profile system, you can “follow” each other so that the next time a Snapcast is created, you’re in the know and you can RSVP for a reminder to join!
Bottom line, we hope this helps you guys grow your audiences, engage even more with your viewers/readers, and more importantly we hope this is something that enhances your overall experience on G-SNAP!.
Ready to Start?
Simply go to http://gsnap.com. If you’re logged in, select the My Profile link in the header and enjoy your new public profile (or log in and you’ll be taken there as well). This is your profile…customize, fan other users, RSVP for their Snapcasts, and more!
-The G-SNAP! Team
G-SNAP! announced today that KRGV NEWSCHANNEL 5, the Rio Grande Valley’s premier news channel, is using G-SNAP!’s patent pending Snapcasting technology to empower a new era of citizen journalism with the launch of KRGV’s Sports Trackers.
Livermore, CA (PRWEB) September 2, 2009 — G-SNAP! announced today that KRGV NEWSCHANNEL 5, the Rio Grande Valley’s premier news channel, is using G-SNAP!’s patent pending Snapcasting technology to empower a new era of citizen journalism with the launch of KRGV’s Sports Trackers.
Snapcasts are a new outlet for community coverage offering an engaging destination to viewers wanting real time event updates as well as event photos, videos, Microsoft Office files, PDFs, etc – all via a simple yet intuitive user interface. Snapcasts are archived, searchable, embeddable into any website, and accessible from any desktop computer or mobile device.
“With the launch of our Sports Trackers program, we’re enabling our viewers to follow live local coverage of high school football on their computers and mobile devices,” says John Kittleman, General Manager of KRGV NEWSCHANNEL 5. “G-SNAP!’s Snapcasting technology is going to allow us to create a new way to reach football fans around the Valley – all on KRGV.com. With G-SNAP!’s help, anyone can catch the action live even if you can’t be at the game.”
“KRGV NEWSCHANNEL 5 is a thought leader in their category,” says Ramsey Ksar, Senior Director of G-SNAP!. “We’re proud to be working with KRGV as they move them into a new era of journalism by providing live coverage of local sports. With G-SNAP!, whether you are hosting a live sporting event, a concert, a corporate meeting, or something similar, Snapcasting is the best solution today for creating on demand social communities for your live event.”
|With the launch of our Sports Trackers program, we’re enabling our viewers to follow live local coverage of high school football on their computers and mobile devices|
To signup to be a part of KRGV’s Sports Tracker team, email joel(at)krgv(dot)com.
Founded in 2007, G-SNAP!’s mission is to transform how the world broadcasts and attends live events. From concerts to sporting events to new tools for traditional media, G-SNAP! can be used anytime, anywhere and from any device to create on demand social communities to relay real-time event information. For more information, visit www.gsnap.com.