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Sparkbooth Update Available!

Sparkbooth 3.4.26 is a maintenance update to fix a few issues:

  • Print button in Photo Album/Gallery screen now displays “Printing” message
  • Skipping share in Photo Album/Gallery screen no longer displays “Not Uploaded” message
  • Guest Twitter uploader has caption setting
  • Fixed authentication error message for Flickr and SmugMug, so you can see why the sign in failed
  • Fixed Flickr uploader to allow sign in via Google or Facebook
  • Improved handling of photo saving so if folder path does not exist, it will be created
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Help Test New “Send It Later” Feature in 3.4

I need help testing the “Send It Later” feature in Sparkbooth 3.4. This new feature will allows you to queue up photos, and send them later when you have an internet connection.

April 2, 2012: 3.4.2 Update. Tweak photo info text in Send It Later. Check for internet connection with Send All action in Send It Later.
March 30, 2012: 3.4.1 Update. Fixed a couple issues with “Send It Later”. Added option to automatically queue failed uploads to “Send It Later”. Added online check at start to warn if an uploader is selected while there is no internet connection.

If you find any issues, please send me a message

Help Test New Photo Album Feature

Updated to 3.3.2 on 3/17/2012. Changes include clean up of photo album, improved handling of loading corrupted overlay or background images, and improved error logging. Click download button below to update.
Updated to 3.3.1 on 3/16/2012. Changes include optimized photo album loading, improved offline messaging, fixed license issue for Mac (Snow Leopard and Lion). Click download button below to update.

I need help testing the new photo album feature in Sparkbooth 3.3. This new feature will allow your guests to browse through the previous photos taken, and they can print or send them to their Facebook, Twitter, or email accounts. Here is a quick demo.

Download and Try Out Sparkbooth 3.3 Preview

If you find any issues, please send me a message

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Improved Guest Twitter Uploader – 3.2.3 Update

Sparkbooth 3.2.2 is now available. Changes include:

  • Guest Twitter uploader can now use non-Twitter photo hosting service. The Twitter photo hosting service is sometimes unavailable or over loaded – when this happens you can use a different photo hosting service like Twitrpix or others. To configure the photo hosting service, select the Guest Twitter uploader in the Upload settings tab.
  • Twitter uploader now displays media upload limits. Twitter limits the number of photo uploaded to its site per Twitter account – you can see the current daily limit by selecting the Twitter uploader in the Upload settings tab. If you need more uploads per account, please use another Twitter photo service like Twitrpix which has no daily limit.
  • Twitter uploader returns more specific error messages to let you know if the Twitter photo upload service is unavailable or overloaded.
  • Improved tumblr uploader – easier to use
  • Guest Facebook and Twitter sign in input fields have focus on display. You no longer need to click on the sign in fields before typing.
  • More consistent upload status messages.
  • Smaller file size
  • Other minor fixes
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Let Your Guests Choose Where to Upload Photos – 3.2.0 now available

Sparkbooth 3.2.0 is now available. With this update, you can now let your guests choose where to send their photos. They will be presented with the option to upload the photo to their Facebook or Twitter account, or sent to their email address. To enable this feature, select “Guest Upload Chooser” in the settings Upload tab. If you want to email, you will need to select either SendGrid or Postmark for the email service, and provide your account credentials for the service.

Other changes include:

  • New look for touch controls.
  • Fixed display of virtual keyboard for email
  • New portrait images for layout selection preview. To re-generate the layout previews using the new portraits, go to Settings > select Options tab > select User Controls from drop down list > press the Reset button under Photo Layout Selection.

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How To Promote Your Business or Event With Sparkbooth

The way you choose to promote your business or event is critical, and can be the deciding factor for how successful your business and/or event will be. Your goal is to reach your target audience and in today’s quickly changing world using social media for promotional reasons is easily one of the best choices you can make. For example, you can use Facebook or Twitter to build your very own social network in order to promote your business or a special event. Although these avenues provide a fantastic way in which you can promote your particular event, you should realize that there is a way to add some additional value to this social media platform, which brings your promoting abilities to another, whole new level: Sparkbooth.

Sparkbooth’s Customization and Social Media Features

  • Customize your event
    • by using the layout library. Or you can even use your own background photo.
    • by adding your own personal mp3 voice prompt.
    • by adding specific text or by placing your personal logo on the screen.
    • by choosing the size of the photos.
  • Social Media features include
    • immediately being able to share your photos with your customers and/or guests.
    • a built-in upload option for immediate posting to social networks.

Ideas for Utilizing Sparkbooth to Promote Your Next Event

There are many ways in which you can use Sparkbooth to promote your business or your next event and the following are some of the more popular options.

  • Customize the photo layout with your logo or hire a graphic designer to create an attention getting photo layout background.
  • Use the photo sharing feature to upload and share photos on Flickr, Facebook, or Twitter.
  • Twitter uploader can help increase the number of followers to your Twitter account.
  • Facebook uploader can post to your business or event’s Facebook page, helping to increase the number of “Likes” for your page.
  • Use the name and email prompt to collect emails for mailing lists.
  • Print cards with the url to your Twitter or Facebook page so guest can visit to pick up or view photos after the event. Hand out these cards as guest leave the photo booth.

Examples of Sparkbooth Being Utilized at Events

The word of using Sparkbooth to promote your business or next event is spreading fast and we are happy to share how some people are currently using Sparkbooth in order to promote their particular business or special event.

The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge

The Nerdery organized a 24-hour event with web professionals volunteers who donated their development services to 39 nonprofit organizations. To provide some fun for volunteers and to include people online, they created the Nerderizer 5000 Photo Booth and set Sparkbooth to upload photos to their Facebook page for the event.

Big Ben Tavern Grand Opening

This business provided a Sparbooth photo booth at their grand opening. They customized the layout with their logo, a QR link to view the photos, and the creative message “Look! Proof I was at Big Ben Tavern’s Grand Opening”. Sparkbooth was configured to upload photos to Mobypicture where customer can find and repost/retweet their photos.
http://www.mobypicture.com/user/Scenemag/

Kaldi Coffee and Tea

Setup Sparkbooth in shop for their customers. This is a great way to get customers to retweet photos, which links back to your business’s Twitter account.
http://twitpic.com/photos/4coffee2Kaldi

Kanuhawaii.org

A non-profit for Hawaii environmental and cultural causes. They were the first non-profit to use Sparkbooth for collecting names and emails at their events.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQmLwdm_sEA

Médiathèque François Mitterrand’s Festival des arts mêlés

A French arts festival near Paris that provides a Sparkbooth photo booth uploading to Flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58958253@N08/

The Arizona Museum for Youth

Uses Sparkbooth to promote museum events. They also use Sparkbooth’s Flickr upload feature in order to customize the photo layout with their event logo along with the museum address and url.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/azmuseum4youth/

Vindicat Lustrum

A celebration in the Netherlands that uses Sparkbooth’s Twitrpix uploader to post photos to their Twitter feed.
http://blog.twitrpix.com/2010/07/vindicat-lustrum-netherlands-12000-poses-in-12-days/

Dutch Festival

Uses Sparkbooth with Twitrpix.
http://twitrpix.com/user/CityofTalent

uShip

An online shipping marketplace that used Sparkbooth and Twitpic uploader to get noticed at SXSW.
http://twitpic.com/photos/uShip

Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

Features some of the best acts in theatre, music, dance and art and used Sparkbooth with Posterous. The festival logo was used as a background for the photo layout and in their photo booth background.

The photo booth is used by guests at the festival and then after the festival they can find and share their photos at http://goloopy.posterous.com/. This is the second year they have used Sparkbooth at the festival

By utilizing the unique twist of Sparkbooth and its fun features, you are choosing to use one of the newest ways to promote your business or special event. Stand out from the rest and let Sparkbooth take your business or event to a new level and remember… a picture is worth a thousand words.

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How To Upload to Multiple Sites With MobyPicture

You have an account on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and your own WordPress blog, and you want Sparkbooth to upload photos to all of these sites? I suggest you check out MobyPicture.com. MobyPicture provides a service to upload photos to all your accounts, when you post a photo to MobyPicture. Sparkbooth has uploaders that uses your MobyPicture or Twitter account to upload to MobyPicture. To add all your accounts to uploading in MobyPicture:

  1. To go MobyPicture.com
  2. Sign into your account
  3. Click the “services” link at the top of the page to add your Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, WordPress, and other accounts
  4. Start Sparkbooth
  5. Press F1 to display Settings
  6. Select the Upload tab
  7. Select “MobyPicture” or “MobyPicture Twitter” from the upload list. Use MobyPicture to sign in using your MobyPicture account username. Use MobyPicture Twitter, if you want to sign in using your Twitter account.
  8. Press the OK button and now photos will be uploaded to MobyPicture and from MobyPicture to your other accounts.

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Upload Sparkbooth Photos To Facebook Fan Pages

The recent release of Sparkbooth allows photo uploads to Facebook Fan Pages that you administer. You can create pages around your interests, businesses, or anything. To setup a Facebook page:

  1. Sign into your Facebook account
  2. Go to Facebook Fan Pages and create your page

For more information on how to create Facebook Pages, see this helpful article.

Now you are ready to setup Sparkbooth to post photos to your Facebook page:

  1. Start Sparkbooth
  2. Press F1 to display Settings
  3. Select the Upload tab
  4. Select Facebook from the uploader list
  5. Click the “Login to Facebook” button and authorize Sparkbooth to upload to your account
  6. Select the Page in the “Upload To” list
  7. Click the OK button and you are ready to go. Photos will be uploaded and posted to your Page’s Sparkbooth album (which you can rename) at the end of each photo session.

This is a beta feature so please let me know how it works for you and if you have any suggestions.

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Using yfrog to Display Uploaded Photos

Are you using yfrog to upload photos from Sparkbooth? Check out the yfrog photo widget. You can use it to display the uploaded photos on your web page or blog.

First you will need to setup Sparkbooth to automatically upload photos to yfrog:

  1. Start Sparkbooth and press F1 to display the Settings dialog
  2. Click the Upload tab and select “yfrog” in the drop down list
  3. Press the Login button and sign into your Twitter account
  4. Press the Close button and now each photo will be automatically uploaded to yfrog

Next go to yfrog and create your yfrog widget which will generate an embed script. Copy this code and place on your web page or blog, and now you got Sparkbooth photos on your web site!

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