Category Archives: FrameAlbum

Wow! — FrameAlbum is a hit!

Over 200 people have pre-registered for FrameAlbum in only a few days!

This is incredible and far exceeds my expectations.

Thanks for your support and most importantly, spreading the word about FrameAlbum.   Please keep it up.

FrameAlbum progress report & FrameChannel halts feeds

As most of you will already know FrameChannel turned off the frame feeds today.  I was hoping for few more days of data gathering, specifically around how it handled new frame registration, before they turned it off.  Oh well…

Pre-registrations at FrameAlbum are going strong — well over 100 so far!  I guess I’d better finish this thing or I’m going to look pretty silly. 😉

Today was work on handling the ‘INFO’ category on Kodak frames.  The idea is to be able to pass back to the frame it’s own ID so the user can register it on FrameAlbum.  Almost there…

BTW, the initial support will be in English only — I’ll entertain other requests if folks would like to see them locallized INFO screens.

FrameAlbum is ready for pre-registration!

FrameAlbum site thumbnailFrameAlbum is open for pre-registration!

Frankly, I’m not real keen on the name but speed was more important than polish for this round so there you have it.

After you register for the FrameAlbum beta you’ll be among the first to know when the site is open with it’s initial feature set.

As with most betas, you’ll need to have a modicum of technical prowess to utilize the service as well as a heaping portion of patience.  The initial iteration will offer Flickr feeds to custom RSS capable frames (and news readers).

So, if you’re as sad to see FrameChannel shutdown as I was, and not willing to allow your gee-whiz digital picture frame to devolve into a rather expensive paper weight head on over to and register for the beta!

Progress update — almost there… and a bit of begging.

With all the excitement of the last week I almost forgot it was Fathers’ Day yesterday… almost (#sonfail). I took some time away from the development process to celebrate the day and enjoy friends and family.

I’m back at it today with renewed vigor — I’m anticipating opening the site up for pre-registrations sometime tonight (U.S. Eastern time). I’ll post an entry here and via Twitter (@streamingmeemee).

By-the-way… If there are any web designers with idle hands and an interest in contributing PLEASE ping me. The <table> tag is the extent of my design skills (that will be VERY funny to the people I’m trying to reach here. 😉 ) so we will all be much happier with a design professional on the team.

FrameChannel replacement – Progress Report

With the help of the FrameChannel Certification Checklist as well as plenty of XML reading (worst summer novel EVER) I’ve cobbled together a frame feed that includes Flickr and Picasa photos.

Next step is to wrap a web interface around it so that others can configure a frame feed for themselves.  With a bit of luck I may be able to accept a few ‘alpha’ testers this weekend.