Media Release> Nokia and Six Apart today announced that they are collaborating to create a powerful blogging experience for people who want to share their lives online as they happen. Mobile web logging is one of the most dynamic areas in content sharing today, making people able to publish content on the World Wide Web using their handsets. TypePad’s enhanced set of media features have been designed by Six Apart and Nokia to enable blogging both with mobile phone and PC. Blogging provides the rapidly increasing number of camera phone users a new way of benefiting from their mobile phone.
Several trends are converging, making it not only possible but also easy to document your life and share it with others, from anywhere,” said Barak Berkowitz, Six Apart’s CEO. “Use of camera phones is now widespread, and weblogging is being increasingly adopted by consumers. The ubiquity of Internet access makes it possible to remotely share your experiences with family and friends. By combining Six Apart’s TypePad and Nokia Lifeblog enhanced mobile capabilities, we’re making it easy for people to stay in touch no matter where they are.”
“Nokia Lifeblog is further evolving into a great tool for life sharing. Thanks to the collaboration with Six Apart, a shaper in the blog community, users will be able to upload multimedia like photos, videos, text messages, and multimedia messages to their TypePad account,” said Christian Lindholm, Director of Multimedia Applications, Nokia Ventures Organization. “With the Nokia Lifeblog application and TypePad from Six Apart, we can help operators and other service providers to offer their customers the best possible mobile blogging experience.”
TypePad’s award-winning personal publishing service provides a simple, elegant environment for people to communicate and share their life. TypePad’s full-featured intuitive interface requires no installation or technical expertise. With these new enhanced mobile capabilities, users can more easily send photos and images directly from their mobile devices and digital camera phones and have them posted on the web in professionally created designs optimized for mixed media.
Nokia Lifeblog is a mobile phone and PC application solution that keeps an organized multimedia diary of the items you collect with your mobile phone. Nokia Lifeblog can be used with the Nokia 7610 phone and later on with selected other Nokia Series 60 phones. Nokia Lifeblog 1.0 will be available during autumn 2004.
TypePad’s new mobile features and the web features of Nokia Lifeblog will be demonstrated at DEMOmobile, a gathering of mobile industry key players in La Jolla, CA. The blogging capability of Nokia Lifeblog is based on the open ATOM standard, and will be available early 2005.
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia is dedicated to enhancing people’s lives and productivity by providing easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, and solutions for imaging, games, media, mobile network operators and businesses. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on five major exchanges.
About Six Apart Six Apart Ltd., based in San Mateo, CA, is the company behind the Movable Type publishing system and the TypePad personal weblogging service. Founded by husband and wife team Ben Trott and Mena G. Trott in 2002 and funded by Neoteny Co., Ltd., Six Apart creates tools that enable hundreds of thousands of individuals, organizations and corporations to participate in the Web’s full potential by publishing their ideas on the Internet with simple, yet powerful software and services. For more information about Six Apart, TypePad and Movable Type, visit the Six Apart corporate weblog at http://www.sixapart.com/. CONTACT: Media enquiries: Nokia Ventures Organisation, Communications, firstname.lastname@example.orgTel. +358-7180-36117; Nokia, Communications, Tel.+358-7180-34900, E-mail: ; Six Apart,Jane Anderson, Tel. +1-650-854-3883, E-mail: