Sunday, February 04, 2007

Blog Bad Mouthing Zooomr for Tech Support


So I've been trying to get this new photo site Zooomr to work. Note the 3 Os - zoomr.com doesn't get you where you want to go - domain squatters be damnned! It's one of the flickr alternatives. I especially like the geotagging feature - nifty, plus it uses Google maps which rules.



However, like Flickr, it displays photo in UPLOAD order. Of course, upload order is not what I want, and I cannot (unlike flickr) edit the upload date. Additionally, my exif data is not being pulled down and displayed. That sucks!



Now, comes the bad mouthing part. Finding support - impossible! There is no support/contact us option, there is no forums, nothing! They have an official zooomr blog. Additionally I emailed the "else" contact on the parent company's website. Emails to support@zooomr.com result in bounces with a server-side python script error. Ooopsy.



So, I figure the best way to get attention is to do a blog posting, which will end up in Technorati and ideally should feed back to the devs.



In the mean time, my project 365 photos are not fully uploaded or organized. Unfortunately you can't really see them in the right order. Hopefully I'll come up with a solution soon.

3 comments:

Kristopher Tate said...

Hi Ryan, sorry about the miscommunication as I've been swamped working on Zooomr's next release due out in early March.

Speaking of which, Zooomr Mark III will have a way for you to order your main photo page by date taken, along with date uploaded and some others.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly via Google Talk -- my ID is kris.tate@gmail.com

Best and more anon,

Kristopher Tate
cto & founder -- bluebridge tech / zooomr

Christopher said...

Kelli has decided that she likes SmugMug. Check it out.

Tom2007 said...

Speaking about "geotagging": do you know locr?

locr offers the ideal solution and makes geotagging exceptionally easy. locr uses GoogleMaps with detailed maps and high-resolution satellite images. To geotag your photos just enter address, let locr search, fine-tune the marker, accept position, and done! If you don't know the exact address simply use drag&drop to set the position.

For automatic geotagging you need a datalog GPS receiver in additon to your digital camera. The GPS receiver data and the digital camera data is then automatically linked together by the locr software. All information will be written into the EXIF header.

Use the "Show in Google Earth" button to view your photos in Google Earth.

With locr you can upload photos with GPS information in them without any further settings. In the standard view, locr shows the photo itself, plus the place it was taken. If you want to know more about the place where the photo was taken, just have at look at the Wikipedia articles which are also automatically assigned to the picture.

Have a look at www.locr.com.