Supporting Instagram video

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Hey, I guess you heard Instagram launched support for video last week.

You can now search and publish Instagram videos to your site in a matter of seconds. Search for any keywords, then pick and choose videos or photos to publish, as they appear on Instagram in real-time.

Seriously – try it out, it’s a lot of fun just watching the #hashtags develop!

//The Shootitlive Team

More content, more clicks

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We just rolled out our new player packed with new features

  • Sidebar displaying popular galleries
  • Create sub-galleries on the fly
  • New, improved ad-format
  • Connect your own analytics

Sidebar
When your visitors hover or interact with the player it will expand with a sidebar showcasing your most popular Shootitlive galleries.
It’s all about visitor engagement. During our beta, video and image views increased with 10%.

Sub-galleries
During a live event, you can choose the best images and videos to create new galleries on the fly.
As live events tend to get huge and include many, many images and videos. It can be hard for the visitor to find the best ones. When you create a new gallery with highlights, the new gallery will be visible in the sidebar.

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New ad-format
For Shootitlive customers displaying advertisements in the player, you’ll be glad to know we got rid of the old overlay format and replaced it with the much improved sidebar format.

Feedback from customers as well as advertisers tells us this is a hit. Ads are always in screen and being just next to the content, visitors pay more attention to the ads. If you’re interested to start monetizing your content, don’t hesitate to ping us at hello@shootitlive.com

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Sidebar info

  • The sidebar displays your most popular Shootitlive projects during the last couple of days.
  • The sidebar will never display test project as they need at least 1,000 hits to be visible in the sidebar.
  • We encourage writing short, informative descriptions when creating projects.
  • If you like to change the name of a project or If you for any reason would like to disble the sidebar, you do that in the Shootitlive admin.

Have look at featured feeds at our front page to see the sidebar in action!

//The Shootitlive Team

Nobel Prize live photo feed

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Photo: Leif R Jansson / SCANPIX

This Monday the Nobel Prize ceremony takes place in Stockholm. Scandinavia’s leading picture agency Scanpix will live publish photos via Shootitlive during the entire ceremony and the subsequent banquet. If you are interested in publishing the live photo feed please contact Jonas Jonsson at Scanpix.
For Shootitlive customers we can pipe in the Scanpix feed to your own account, where you can rearrange, add or delete media files.

Jonas Jonsson
Key Account Manager Dagspress
jonas.jonsson@scanpix.se
Tel + 46 8 738 38 12 Mobil + 46 73 084 10 46
Scanpix, Gjörwellsgatan 30, 112 88 Stockholm

Shootitlive, Instagram and the #crowd

Hey, you can now publish Instagram photos to your site in a matter of seconds. Search for any keywords. Then pick and choose photos to publish, as they appear on Instagram in real-time.

This also marks the release of our search bar. We want Shootitlive to be the place where you collect, organize and publish images from all different sources.
Instagram is the first service but we will soon add support for many other sources.

Seriously – try it out, it’s a lot of fun just watching the #hashtags develop!

//The Shootitlive Team

API and 3rd party app integration

With the release of Shootitlive 2.0 we also released the ability to integrate external apps with Shootitlive by using our API.

Icemanmedia’s Openstore is a editorial image and media system, were editorial staff can browse and download photos archived by their photographers and photos from external picture agencies. Openstore have customers such as Aftonbladet, Expressen, SVT and the Swedish Police.

Openstore users can now, with a click of a button, send photos from Openstore to their feeds at Shootitlive and have the photos published on the sites within seconds. This will save newspapers a great deal of time, especially while providing live coverage of remote events with material from picture agencies.

Openstore were able to integrate with Shootitlive in just one working day. Contact us at hello@shootitlive.com if you want to integrate your app with Shootitlive.

If you don’t already have a Shootitlive account, you should request one here

Let the live publishing begin!

The Shootitlive Team

Hackers can steal your AppleID in 10 s

We accidently came across a major security problem when we were configuring iMessages on OS X Mountain Lion. We certainly don’t want to encourage illicit activities but full disclosure is usually the best way to handle public security issues.

This is a serious bug where you quickly and without any hacker skills can take full controll over someone else’s Apple ID when you’re connected to the same WiFi network. This mean you can gain full access to that person’s iTunes and App Store accounts, by adding your own email address as a verified address and then changing their password and security settings.

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Since we endorse both Apple and its users we’ve decided to remove the step-by-step instructions to avoid the risk of misuse. As we pointed out above, we certainly don’t want to encourage illicit activities.

The technique used is called a “Session Fixation Attack”, meaning that the user’s session which should be associated with and confined to the user’s computer and browser can be reused and exploited by a 3rd party.

You stay safe from this by not sharing or receiving links to Apple ID. If someone asks you to log in to Apple ID, make sure you don’t open a link to https://appleid.apple.com/ and only access it by going directly to https://appleid.apple.com/.

Say hello to Shootitlive 2.0

Say hello to Shootitlive 2.0 and the brand new freemium accounts
Shootitlive 1.0 was great, but Shootitlive 2.0 is awesome. The new HTML5 player allows your photos, audio and video clips to play seamlessly on iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones, as well as other mobile platforms.

Existing users can start using Shootitlive 2.0 at shootitlive.com/login

Since start we’ve received daily requests from freelancers and smaller newspapers that want to live publish photos and videos on a tight budget. We have listened to you guys and are now releasing Shootitlive freemium. So head over to shootitlive.com to request an invite (it’s free)

New awesome features

    – HTML5 player that loads faster and supports swipe, auto-size and share among many new features.
    – All users now have personal accounts (editors, photographers or admin)
    – Photographers never need to change camera settings as editor’s instead assign them to feeds
    – Extended support for video and brand new support for audio
    – Edit order of media with drag ‘n drop rearrange
    – Detailed stats over image and video views over time and for specific feeds
    – Email upload. Upload photos, videos and audios to your personal Shootitlive email address (Subject field becomes caption)
    – Monetization with prerolls and start banners. Selected users can now enable revenue participation and start earning from day one.


One media player to rule them all, one media player to find them, one media player to bring them all and in the darkness bind them…

The Shootitlive Team

Hey Deutschland, was ist los?


We’re super pleased to have signed Der Tagesspiegel as our first German customer. Fast and high-quality news on politics, economy and culture make tagesspiegel.de the opinion-forming media in Berlin, Germany.

Der Tagesspiegel kicked off their Shootitlive usage with a live media feed from the opening of Berlin Fashion week and has since covered football games and concerts.

With Der Tagesspiegel, Shootitlive now has 33 newspaper customers in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, UK and Germany that together generate more than 100 million image views and 1.5 million video views each month.

Stay posted for more client and new features announcements as the coming months will be super busy.

Haben Sie eine gute ein!
The Shootitlive Team

Andreas Ehn Joins Shootitlive Board of Directors

Press release, Stockholm 07 Dec 2011
Shootitlive who helps newspapers to live publish professional photos and video clips is pleased to welcome the former CTO of Spotify Andreas Ehn to it’s board of directors.

“Newspapers are changing and so are the photojournalists. Shootitlive is reinventing press photography in the digital newsroom”, says Andreas Ehn who is joining Shootitlive’s board of directors. “With Shootitlive photojournalists don’t have to worry about deadlines but let’s them focus on what they do best, capturing great photos”.

“We’re thrilled to have Andreas joining our board”, says Eivind Vogel-Rödin, Founder of Shootitlive AB. “Andreas expertise in the technology industry and his strategic and operational experience will make an invaluable addition to Shootitlive”.

Andreas Ehn is an entrepreneur and a well-respected advisor with a track record in technology. He’s currently a founding team member of the social gifting service Wrapp and prior to that he was the CTO of Spotify. Andreas will primarily focus on assisting Shootitlive in it’s global expansion.

Shootitlive helps newspapers to live publish professional photos and video clips. The service is intended for websites, where on-the-field photographers publish photos and video clips of current events live as they unfold, from any location with 3G coverage. Shootitlive AB was founded 2008 and is today used by Scandinavia’s largest newspapers in their online publications.

Shootitlive: http://www.shootitlive.com
Shootitlive News: http://www.shootitlive.com/news
Shootitlive Press (picture/logo): http://www.shootitlive.com/about/press/

For more information, please contact:

Eivind Vogel-Rödin, Founder, Shootitlive AB
+4670-221 04 60
eivind@shootitlive.com

Andreas Ehn, CTO and Co-founder, Wrapp
+4670-733 77 83 00
hn@a8n.se

Shootitlive AB
Völundsgatan 6, 11321 Stockholm
E-mail: hello@shootitlive.com

Shootitlive in Wired magazine

Check out the September edition of Wired Magazine UK where Shootitlive is featured as one of Europe’s hottest startups. In the section Every hot startup. Every rising star: Wired’s definitive 2011 list you’ll find the hottest startup in Stockholm, London, Berlin, Paris, Tel Aviv and Moscow.

Among the other 11 cool startups featured in the Stockholm section are Videoplaza, Bambuser and Stardoll. The blurb about Shootitlive says: Set up by Eivind Vogel-Rödin and Martin Levy in 2008, Shootitlive allows images and video clips to go from camera to web in seconds. It is used by Scandinavia’s largest newspapers and The Times used the platform for its royal-wedding coverage

Early 2011 we were selected to participate in Seedcamp London together with 19 other handpicked startups, but had to decline. And during the spring we were selected as one of the 2011 Red Herring Europe finalists. And now to be featured as one of Europe’s hottest startup by Wired Magazine is totally amazing and we are honored by the acknowledgment.

Wired Magazine UK can be purchased at any good newsagent or downloaded to your iPad here