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Eye-Fi releases iOS 4 update

Eye-Fi has released an update to its wireless photo uploading app for the iPhone and iPod touch, adding compatibility with iOS 4. The Eye-Fi application allows iPhone and iPod touch users to wirelessly upload photos from their device to various online photo services and their own computer via the Eye-Fi service, similar to how the company’s wireless SD memory cards operate. Supported photo sites include Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, Kodak Gallery, MobileMe, Photobucket, Picasa and many more. The new version adds the ability to upload video content to Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, Smugmug and YouTube and create and edit destination sites from directly within the app. Eye-Fi 1.1.9 for the iPhone and iPod touch is available from the App Store as a free download.

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I would have thought an App like this would allow you to interface with the Eye-Fi card in your camera?

*Copy pictures from the card to the iPhone.
*Post pictures from the card to Facebook?
*Use the iPhone to transfer pictures to Eye-Fi Service?

Maybe on their roadmap?  Restricted by Apple?

Posted by Proto732 in Toronto on September 16, 2010 at 2:02 PM (CDT)


You betcha Proto….if Apple can restrict something, they will.

Posted by Eric in Toronto on September 20, 2010 at 4:56 PM (CDT)


It’s not all a question of being restricted by Apple.  Copying from the card to the iPhone is certainly possible and there’s already a third-party app that can do this, ShutterSnitch. However, there are a number of restrictions on how this works: Both devices have to be on the same Wi-Fi network (you can’t create an AdHoc connection between the Eye-Fi and the iPhone/iPad), and you have to disable features like relayed transfer on the Eye-Fi card itself, preventing your Eye-Fi card from being used to automatically upload photos to service other than your iPad.  See http://www.eye.fi/blog/from-eye-fi-to-ipad for more information.

Eye-Fi has clearly designed its own app to provide Eye-Fi like service for users who are taking pictures with their iPhone, not as an Eye-Fi management solution.  For this, they have a mobile web-app that you can access via the Safari browser that will allow you to reconfigure settings for any of your Eye-Fi cards associated with your account (at least, any settings that don’t require the card to actually be plugged in).  See http://www.eye.fi/blog/eye-fi-mobile-center-beta-is-live for more information.

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on September 20, 2010 at 7:13 PM (CDT)

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