The new version of Blurb Mobile for the iPhone, Blurb Mobile v1.1, incorporated a new feature called Story Stream, which allows users to instantly share and comment on friends’ stories via their iPhones.
Free app Blurb Mobile enables users to create stories using photos, video, and audio, and to share them via their contacts lists on Facebook and Twitter, after which friends are able to comment via the app’s text commenting feature.
The company also announced the release of an iPad version of Blurb Mobile, which combines the features from the existing iPad app with the tablet’s functionality, including its full-screen image-editing mode, permitting users to rotate, crop, and add audio and text captions to their photos and videos.
The iPad app also allows users total control over the placement and sizing of videos and photos in their stories.
Blurb founder and CEO Eileen Gittins said:
Each day, amazing new stories are being created and shared via the Blurb Mobile app. We have seen the real-time announcement of a baby’s birth broadcast out to friends and families, travels to remote locations including ambient sound and video shared with the folks back home, and professional designers capturing and sharing ideas to send to their clients. With this new social version of Blurb Mobile, your friends’ stories show up automatically in your Story Stream on your iPhone, iPad, or on the Web; it really is the next best thing to being there.