Statigram the Web Viewer of Instagram

Statigram is the best website to view photos from Instagram, photos that you may have uploaded or anyone else you are following. On this website you have more space available to view many photos at one time compared to the small screen on your iPhone, Android or tablet. A computer screen just can’t be beat when you want to relax and not have to fiddle with your fingers to view some photos.

The website presents a grid view of photos similar to what Twitter used to offer on a users photos archive but they don’t anymore. It was a big disappointment!

Below are screenshots of Statigram and the numerous advantages that it offers to Instagram users. I would like to also point-out that you do not have to create an account for Statigram as you can login with your Instagram account.

 – – The screenshots of my account and statistics are tailored to your activity and are different for every user. – –

Statigram Homepage:
– After you login with your Instagram account you will see photos from the users you follow.

Your Statistics Page:
– This page will present you with information about how many; photos you have uploaded, people have liked and have commented. Number of Following, Followers and growth of them.

– Statistics on Follower engagement regarding likes and comments. Also statistics on engagement of those who are not Followers.

Numerous Statistics:
– Content Statistics regarding; Number of recent photos this month and Most used filter and tag.
– Engagement Statistics regarding; Average likes/comments received per photo and Percentage of difference from previous month.

– Follower Statistics regarding; Number of growth, Percentage of growth difference from previous month, Followers gained & lost and Your 10 most engaged followers.

– Post History Statistics regarding; Date of first post and Photos per month.
Graph displaying number of photos in current year compared to previous year.

– Density Statistics displaying Photos posted on what day and hour.
– Filter Usage Statistics regarding; Most used Filter and a Pie chart with percentages of usage of filters.
– Tag Statistics regarding; Most used tag and Percentage of tagged and no tag.
Geolocation Statistics displaying percentage of photos with location and no location.

– Like Received Statistics regarding; Source of likes (Followers or Non-Followers), Growth history and Most liked photos ever.

– Comment Received Statistics regarding; Source (Followers or Non-Followers) Growth history and Most commented photos ever.

– Best Time To Post Statistics regarding; Your current posting habbits and Interactions from your community. This information helps you understand when your community responds to your posts and when is the best time to post them for the highest engagement.
– Photo Average Lifespan graph displays how fast your community comments on a photo you post. It also shows after how long you can usually consider that a photo will not receive anymore comments.

– Filter Impact Statistics presents information on which filters are triggering most Likes and Comments.
– Tag Impact Statistics; Compare the tag you use and the most popular tags. Top tags get searched often (try using them when relevant).

– Typology Statistics regarding; Number of Followers and Followings, Followers you don’t Follow back, Reciprocal relationship and Followers who don’t Follow you back.

– Account Growth Statistics regarding; number of Followers and Followings, New Followers last 7 days/more than a week, Lost Followers last 7 days/more than a week and New Followings last 7 days/more than a week.

– People You Enjoy Statistics regarding; Your last 300 Likes given (To Followings & Not Followings), Top 5 Followings and People you may want to Follow.

– Promote Everywhere are tools to help promote your profile. For instance, Public URL and Follow Buttons.

– Promote on Facebook are tools to add Feed Tab For Fanpage and Timeline Box.

– Promotion on Facebook via Profile Cover. A tool on Statigram that generates a Profile Cover for your Facebook from your Instagram photos.


Twitter Should Have Bought Instagram

I was not very happy when Facebook bought Instagram because I wanted Twitter to have made the acquisition. Personally I just feel Twitter would do better a job with Instagram and keep it simple and integrate it into the social network. Facebook does not plan to make any changes to Instagram and make it similar to it’s social network. Facebook has said it wants Instagram remain how it is and not be effected in anyway.

I guess Facebook knows Instagram’s potential and do not want to lose all the users that Instagram has at the moment. Post your opinions on my video on YouTube or on this blog post.

Sony Google TV NSZ-GS7 Coming to the UK

Google TV launched in the US back in 2010 now it’s the UK’s turn, with one of the first products to arrive being the Sony NSZ-GS7

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Along with the Sony NSZ-GP9 network Blu-ray player, the Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV set-top box will be among the first UK products featuring the search engine giant’s TV service ( we still don’t know when the LG Google TV will be arriving).  We were recently treated to a brief demo of the service but it’s only now that we’ve had the chance to get our hands on the box itself and the innovative remote at Sony’s HQ in Tokyo.

The Google TV box can be connected to your TV via HDMI and enables you to watch broadcast TV (via a set-top box), use apps and browse the web, displaying more than one function on the screen at any one time. All TVs in the Sony Bravia range for 2012 will be upgradable to Google TV using the NSZ-GS7 box.

Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV box: Build

The box itself is very small and compact, sporting a minimalist design, although it’s bigger than the likes of Apple TV. The black chassis sports a textured dimpled design that’s been designed to match the bezel of the EX650 TV range (available in 22, 26, 32 40 and 46-inch screen sizes).

Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV box: Features

Running Android 3.1 Honeycomb, the NSZ-G37 incorporates Google Search and Chrome for easy web browsing. Bookmarks can be added and it’s also possible to add shortcuts to the homescreen, as you would on an Android phone or tablet. We’re told that the Google TV box will automatically update to Ice Cream Sandwich once it’s available.

The box has 4GB of built-in storage, although this is just for software updates and apps, and not for storing content. The NSZ-G37 supports both HD and 3D content.

Sony NSZ-G37: Remote

The Sony Google TV remote certainly looks impressive, and is different to Sony’s US Google TV remote. Along with a backlit QWERTY keyboard, it offers a touchpad (including pinch zoom for web browsing) and 3-axis motion control and can also be used as universal remote for basic functions on the latest Sony TVs.

Powered by two AA batteries, the remote fits neatly in the hand for one-handed control, while flipping the remote over to use the QWERTY keyboard is better suited to two-handed use (the QWERTY buttons won’t work while you’re holding the remote the other way up, so there’s no need to worry about pressing them accidentally). There’s also a mic input to enable voice search, although voice recognition is currently only available on the Sony NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray player.

You’ll also be able to perform basic functions on the both the NSZ-G37 and the NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray player, using the latest Bravia remote controls.

Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV box: Apps

Unlike the first generation of Google TVs, the Sony Google TV box will offer full access to the Android market, including a selection of TV-optimized apps. We’re told told that the there should be a substantial selection of TV-centric apps available at launch as they’re actually relatively easy to put together.

For apps that already exist for other Android platforms, most of the work is already done – developers merely need to port them across with larger images and text to fit the TV screen, and they don’t need to worry about touchscreen functionality and for tablet developers – the apps are already TV-friendly 16:9.

We don’t know exactly which apps will be available at launch, but the boffins at Sony told us to expect apps from “all the big content providers”.

There will also be integration for games across different devices, both Android and Apple iOS, and you’ll also be able to ‘throw’ the website on your mobile device to your TV and vice versa.

Sony NSZ-GS7: Verdict

On first impressions, the Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV box itself fits in well with Sony’s design theme, so it’ll match any other Sony AV kit nicely. The remote is extremely impressive, as the designers have clearly had to cram a hell of a lot of functions into a relatively small device.

Overall, the Google TV experience appeared to be simple and zippy, much like the slick interfaces that we’ve become used to seeing on tablets, rather than the somewhat clunky internet TV options that have appeared over the last few years, so we look forward to seeing Sony’s Google TV offering when it’s fully operational (we’ve been told that the products will launch in the summer).

Although we managed to get our mitts on the product for a limited amount of time, we haven’t been able to give it a full run-through so stay tuned for a full review.

Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV box: Summer 2012

Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV box: TBC


Latitude Leaderboard: Does Google Want to Be the New Foursquare?

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Google is expanding its reach across social media — first with Google+, now with Leaderboard, a new feature allowing users to earn points for checking in to a location via GoogleLatitude.

Last week, Google launched an updated version of Google Maps for Android, equipped with the new feature similar to Foursquare.

The company hasn’t officially said it wants to compete against Foursquare. Leaderboard’s addition to Google Latitude has been kept hush-hush. Google doesn’t even list Leaderboard as being a new feature on the Android Google Maps update. It only says it fixed bugs and has “improved battery performance for Latitude and Location History users.” Leaderboard is only available on the latest version of Google Maps, and not everyone has access to the feature yet.

We tested the new version of Google Maps with the Latitude Leaderboards on an Android smartphone. It is only accessible after a user checks in somewhere using Google Latitude. Maps users can share their location — as they have for the past year — with Google’s Latitude app. After check-in, the user earns points and is navigated to the Leaderboard page, which ranks the user and his or her Google+ friends. There is also a global page that ranks all users based on points from check-ins. The person with the most points earns a crown above his or her No. 1 ranking. Leaderboard doesn’t have a mayor, like Foursquare.

Do you use check-in apps? Would you leave Foursquare for Google’s Latitude Leaderboard?

Graphic courtesy of Engadget


The Next Generation of Television

More and more TV’s at CES 2012 were showing off that their TV has internet. People want internet on TV and want apps to go along with it. Apple TV is something that is rumoured to be coming out in the Television Market. Apple TV and Google TV will be competing against each other just as they are in the mobile market at the present. We all know how effective Apple are in their marketing campaigns, Apple does offer an interface that is smooth and user friendly. For example products like iPad and iPhones have that smooth and user friendly interface.

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Google TV will be an interesting piece of technolgy because they have more online services than Apple. Google TV can offer what they always have, integration of all its services in one place. Google TV can bej ust like Google on the web with services like GMail, Google+ and the search engine integrated into one place for convenience. The brand offers even more by making books, documents, Android apps, movies and other stuff available on its TV. Many people in a few years time will be able to watch a programme/movie on the TV while using Facebook/Twitter/Google+ alongside it on the screen or the touchscreen tablet that replaces the remote.

The TV remote is also a peice of technology which is going to change to something more interesting. You ever heard of tablets? Of course you have because tablets are going through a demanding phase in the consumer market. Tablets will be the remote control to TV’s to make it easier for the user to type text, read information about a programme/movie or find out from a socail network how many are watching what you are.

Google TV and Apple TV will not be the only companies in the future television market but some such as Sony are behind in grabbing this opportunity for the future. That alone said it is likely that Google TV and Apple TV will be the major brands selling TV’s in the next generation and be fierce competitors for each other and build a barrier to new entrants in the market.