Saturday, May 26, 2012

Verizon Wireless and Color introduce live video sharing on Facebook

Verizon Wireless customers can use their smartphones to share live video broadcasts of life’s special moments with their Facebook friends using Color for Facebook, a free social camera application, the companies announced today.
Color for Facebook highlights the power of video on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, giving customers with a wide range of smartphones the ability to broadcast up to 30 seconds of live video and share the important moments in their daily lives at blazing speeds. Verizon Wireless customers will also have access to an exclusive audio feature to add sound to their broadcasts.
Friends and fans receive a notification on their devices when one of their friends starts broadcasting live video and audio. Concerts, sporting events, road trips and other special moments can all be shared live.
Using Color for Facebook, batch photo uploads to Facebook are an easy and fast way to share multiple photos from a phone’s camera roll to any Facebook album. Customers can pick the best photos, choose or create a new album, and share with any group or all of their friends on Facebook with a single tap.
“Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network is a huge opportunity for creating new applications,” said Bill Nguyen, chief executive officer of Color. “The performance, coverage and features available on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network establish a new platform for creativity; it is revolutionary for app developers. Color plans to develop additional features exclusively with Verizon Wireless to showcase its 4G LTE network.”
“Color is an amazing team dreaming up creative ways for people to share even more using smartphones,” said Kristi Crum, executive director, Consumer Solutions at Verizon Wireless. “This app, which highlights the speed and immediacy of video over 4G LTE, is just the first step in what we will deliver for Verizon Wireless customers.”

Availability and pricing

Verizon Wireless customers can dial **COLOR to download the app, or download it from an app store. The app is free, and other charges will apply according to a customer’s data package.


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