Phototweeting Apps for Your iPhone

I’ve spent 73.6 minutes over the last two days looking at various ways to get a photo from my iPhone onto Twitter. As such, these results are definitive, final and no amount of comment spam will move you up on the list!

Pros: Simple. E-mail your photo direct from your iPhone camera app; photo appears in tweet within minutes. Cons: None that I could find.

Pros: As simple as TwitPic. Cons: Terrible, terrible name. How do you pronounce it again? Also, it seems like there’s too much emphasis on the Twitxr website, and not on the integration.

Pros: This appears to be the swiss army knife of photo-to-social-networking services. Cons: Too complex: Disqualified.

Pros: Super-simple – once you get your iPhone-to-Flickr support set up. Cons: Isn’t this Dave Winer’s thing?

Pros: Indirect integration with Flickr, which is nice. Cons: slightly complex setup steps. This is essentially the same concept as Winer’s Flickr-to-Twitter mentioned above, with you doing more of the work.

Pros: Simple. Cons: No Twitter integration. Disqualified.

Pros: Simple, plus has some anti-spoofing measures. Cons: Some of their bio pictures look like ones you might get from marryaprisoner.com.

Pros: They’ve hired a graphic designer. Cons: They didn’t hire a UX person. Disqualified.

CONCLUSION: Go with TwitPic for now if all you want/need is iPhone-to-Twitter support. If you want to use Flickr as your storage mechanism, use Twittergram or roll your own mechanism based on the same concept.

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7 Responses to “Phototweeting Apps for Your iPhone”


  1. 1 Cassie April 6, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks, I’ll give Twittergram a shot (pun intended)!

  2. 2 Barbara Ling April 7, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Don’t forget http://www.twitterbudgie.com ! (okay true, that’s purely a humor site (built it for April Fools Day), but it should deliver a smile).

    Best wishes,

    Barbara

  3. 3 Wayne Sutton April 7, 2008 at 4:08 am

    Thanks for phototweeting list, I’m a twitxr man myself but now with the new mobletwitter app for the iPhone I may start using TwitPic more often.

    See http://iphonesinrtp.com/2008/04/07/mobiletwitter-iphone-twitter-application/ for morebiletwitter app.

    I’m @waynesutton on twitter and I approve this post.

  4. 4 Brian Caldwell April 7, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Of course you’ve forgotten to include Skitch. But then, with Skitch you can do so much it’s easy to overlook the Twitter integration that enables ANY email program to use Skitch.com to send images directly to Twitter, including the iPhone, other mobile devices, as well as desktop or web based email systems.

  5. 5 SnapTweet April 7, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    SnapTweet supports a manual mode which posts your latest Flickr photo upon a direct message to @snaptweet.

    There is also now a Flickr tag mode like Twittergram which will auto-tweet Flickr photos with that tag.

    Just thought you might like to know since you are posting a roundup.

    Best regards

  6. 6 Brij April 22, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Great list.

    MessageDance supports Photoblogging using iPhone. Additional benefits of using iPhone/MessageDance:

    – Facebook photo upload
    – YouTube video to your blog (link to full video conversion)
    – Tagging support.

    We are still in private but looking for iPhone testers.

    More information here – http://www.messagedance.com/help/usingiphone.html

    Brij


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