Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy 2011 Panoramio Community

It is this time of the year where people make balance of the past year and start creating resolutions for the upcoming one. Before I do that I want to wish you all a happy 2011!

My 2010 balance is great. I am very happy to see what the Panoramio team has accomplished with your help:

New features added in 2010

With your help and specifically the help of those Panoramio members listed in the Translations section of the Team page we managed to have Panoramio available in 42 languages with ~50% translated strings in average and ~100% in 8 of those languages. Big thanks to everyone that helped with this!

Forum and Community

Our 33 Moderators have kept the community healthy and engaged. We currently have forum sections in 22 languages.
There is also a part of the Panoramio Community that helped keeping up the fun with Games and competitions and there have been others that organized amazing Panomeetings like the ones in Spain and Hungary that we had the pleasure to assist. I will always take those memories with me.

Getting to know all the good people I met in Panoramio is what made my 2010 special and this is what makes me think that 2011 will be even better. We have lots of things ready for you, to entertain you the next year (sorry, I cannot disclose it yet) but the most important thing is to keep the spirit up and the good charm. This is what makes Panoramio special. You are what make Panoramio special.

Many thanks for being with us along 2010 and happy 2011!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Panoramio Music Player

We are very excited today to announce the new Panoramio music player. We have launched it this week for a limited amount of users but this will be soon an option you will all have.

Together with your photo you will be able to add a music file that will play when another user visits your photo, this way you can enhance the experience of your visitors. Accepted formats will be: MP3, Vorbis, Musepack, AAC, ATRAC.

The new feature will allow you to create Playlists (using the Widget API) with your favorite photo/music combination as music tracks can be sorted by music type.

We still want to hear the feedback from the users we selected for the test. To check whether you are in the Trusted Testers program, please check out your Settings page. And to provide feedback on this new feature please visit our Panoramio forum.

Update 29/12/2011: This was obviously a joke as today is Joke´s day in Spain and in many countries in the World. I hope you liked the idea :)
Update 29/12/2011: This has been possible due to the brain behind it Paco Armada and some accomplices: Xouba's, Draken and Cleber Lima among others. Many thanks for making this day so much fun!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Winners of Panoramio Contest of October 2010

The Panoramio Geotagged Contest rewards each month 28 photos uploaded and selected by the Panoramio Community. You can see them all on the results page for October 2010 edition.

First Prize of Scenery category

Scenery First prize

taken in the U.S. by americatramp.the2nd

First Prize of Heritage category
Heritage First Prize

taken in the Italy by leo1383

First Prize of Travel category

Travel First prize

taken in Montenegro by Georgy K.

First Prize of Unusual Location category
Unusual Location First Prize

taken in the Germany by picsonthemove

Full list of winners


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Welcome Egmont

It is always nice to have someone new in the team and that is why I am announcing with great pleasure that Egmont Koblinger is joining our small family.

Egmont is, like Gyuri and Bal√°zs, from Hungary. On his free time Egmont enjoys playing guitar and biking so Switzerland is the perfect location for him.

On the same time I wanted to announce that Erik decided to move back to Sweden so with a bit of sweet-sour taste we want to wish him all the best in the new adventures that he will take on.

Please join me in welcoming Egmont and wishing Erik a safe return home.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Panoramio Private Messaging

We are very excited to announce that we just released Private Messaging for Panoramio users.

Despite in Panoramio we encourage open communications, there are some situations where Private Messaging can be handy. You may need to ask permission to another user to use his photo in your magazine, you may want to discuss a non-Panoramio related topic with another user, you may want to ask details about a Panomeeting, etc.


Private messaging is only enabled from within Panoramio and only Panoramio users can send messages to other Panoramio users. Messages will be delivered to the email address associated to your Panoramio Account. If your Panoramio account is associated to a Google Account, messages will be delivered to the email address associated to your Google Account.

This was a long time requested feature. And we are also happy to deliver one of the Christmas wishes of an old Panoramio user and friend: Paco Armada

If you want to learn more about Private Messaging please check our Help Center, and if you want to discuss about it visit our Community Forum.