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WiiPhoto iPhone app turns a TV into a Huge Digital Photo Frame

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Galarina has released WiiPhoto 1.0, a new iPhone app that turns your widescreen TV into a digital photo frame. A Wii console attached to the TV functions as a hub to wirelessly transfer photos from a variety of sources to the TV. WiiPhoto was developed specifically to take advantage of the iPhone’s unique capabilities and touch interface. After setting up a connection with the Wii console, WiiPhoto offers the possibility to display photos from a variety of sources on the widescreen TV:

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* Any photo that’s available in the Photos app of your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
* Flickr account photos
* The most interesting Flickr photos of the day
* Flickr photos taken nearby your current location
* Photos from the most popular locations on Flickr
* All your Facebook photos
* Photos from your Facebook friends
* All your SmugMug photos
* Photos from any folder on your Mac
* Photos from your iPhoto library

"At home, my TV is the biggest available display, but I never used it to watch photos on. Being a passionate amateur photographer, I started looking for an easy way to turn my TV into a digital photo frame" said Chris Cornelis, founder and CEO of Zwijndrecht, Belgium based Galarina. "The wireless capabilities of the Wii console made it the perfect hub. WiiPhoto makes it possible to watch all my family and vacation photos from the couch. I also discovered Facebook albums of friends and the versatile possibilities of Flickr."

Requirements
* A Wii console connected to the internet and the free Wii Internet Channel installed on the Wii console
* An iPhone, iPod touch or iPad connected to the internet using the same WiFi network as the Wii console
* Viewing photos located in a Mac folder requires Mac OS 10.5 or higher
* Viewing iPhoto photos requires iPhoto ’08 or higher

Pricing and Availability:
WiiPhoto 1.0 costs $2.99 (USD) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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