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Cooliris for the iPhone

Cooliris is the browser extension that revolutionizes the way you view media on your computer. It is now available as an application for your iPhone! Cooliris for the iPhone allows you to search the web for media and news in an intuitive, easy-to-navigate way. Your results are displayed on an endlessly streaming 3D Wall that is a breeze to browse with your iPhone touchscreen.

Cooliris: iTunes Store.

This release of Cooliris for the iPhone centers around two main features: Search, which allows you to browse the latest pictures and videos, and Discover, your portal to up-to-date news for Sports, Entertainment, Business, and all the other featured channels you’ve come to expect from Cooliris on the Web.

Taking advantage of the iPhone’s GPS, Discover for the iPhone will provide you with a regional news channel that gives you local stories, as well as the traditional feeds. Discover allows you to zoom in on stories that interest you and get the full article in-line with the related media by using the Earth icon.

This is only the first release for Cooliris for the iPhone, and as such, it’s meant to help you navigate the internet’s news and media as simply and easily as possible. As the application grows, you’ll be seeing more features currently only available on the web client, as well as new ones which take advantage of the iPhone’s unique interface.

FEATURES

  • 3D Wall makes navigating Internet media attractive, easy, and fun
  • Discover provides you with news on-the-go: stay on top of the latest current events
  • Local news feature makes it simple to get news that’s relevant to you
  • Get the full story: Discover allows you to read the entire related article as you’re browsing news media, without ever leaving the app.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch
  • Requires iPhone 2.1. Software Update

INTERACTIONS

  • Scroll the 3D Wall one screen length – 1-finger swipe
  • Scroll the 3D Wall indefinitely – tilt the iPhone left or right
  • Zoom in/out – pinch/expand
  • Select media or go full screen – tap once
  • Select an item to go one level deeper – press the Menu button
  • Slide the sub-menu items to see more – finger swipe the sub-menu
  • Open the corresponding Web page – click the Metadata button
  • Show/hide the metadata panel – click the ‘i’ icon
  • Share media via your default mail client – click the envelope icon
  • Go home – press the Cooliris logo

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  1. Cooliris has been removed from the Iphone. No-one seems to know why. No-one at the website has responded to my support questions and while I've tried to remove the program from the phone, piece of it remain in memory. When I sync I get a message saying it cannot be removed from the Iphone because of an unknown error. Can someone help me with this?

  2. Cooliris has been removed from the Iphone. No-one seems to know why. No-one at the website has responded to my support questions and while I've tried to remove the program from the phone, piece of it remain in memory. When I sync I get a message saying it cannot be removed from the Iphone because of an unknown error. Can someone help me with this?

  3. When I said Cooliris has been removed from the iPhone, I meant to say it has been removed from iTunes. As of this evening, though, it has been put back. I saw this message from Cooliris on another website and figured other people who are having this problem, might want to see it and, I think, this would be one of the first places they'd come.

    Hi there,

    We're happy to let you know we've just released a new version of Cooliris for iPhone that resolves the uninstall issue on Apple's firmware v.2. The new version is available at the iTunes Store and via http://www.cooliris.com/iphone

    If you've been following the goings on of Cooliris for iPhone for the last few days, you know about the issue with Apple's firmware v.2.1, which affected a small number of applications during the uninstall process. Fortunately, our engineers were able to figure out a workaround quickly and we were able to submit a new version to Apple. And, Apple was kind enough to expedite the approval process.

    Due to a bug in Apple's firmware v2.1, we do recommend you do NOT delete the old Cooliris icon in the "Applications" section of the "Library" at this time, though you can safely delete the old version of Cooliris on your iPhone. You will get a warning message every time you try to sync, unless you keep the old icon in your library.

    If you have deleted this icon already, unfortunately, there will be no way to get rid of the sync error message unless you restore your iPhone, until Apple comes out with a fix. A few of my teammates here at Cooliris are also in the same boat as you all and are feeling a bit bummed. If you would like to be alerted when Apple has fixed this issue in its firmware, please email us at [email protected].

    Thanks, again. We apologize for any inconveniences, and hope you fully enjoy our newest version of Cooliris for iPhone. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions!

    Warmest regards,
    Jenny & The Cooliris Team

  4. When I said Cooliris has been removed from the iPhone, I meant to say it has been removed from iTunes. As of this evening, though, it has been put back. I saw this message from Cooliris on another website and figured other people who are having this problem, might want to see it and, I think, this would be one of the first places they'd come.

    Hi there,

    We're happy to let you know we've just released a new version of Cooliris for iPhone that resolves the uninstall issue on Apple's firmware v.2. The new version is available at the iTunes Store and via http://www.cooliris.com/iphone

    If you've been following the goings on of Cooliris for iPhone for the last few days, you know about the issue with Apple's firmware v.2.1, which affected a small number of applications during the uninstall process. Fortunately, our engineers were able to figure out a workaround quickly and we were able to submit a new version to Apple. And, Apple was kind enough to expedite the approval process.

    Due to a bug in Apple's firmware v2.1, we do recommend you do NOT delete the old Cooliris icon in the "Applications" section of the "Library" at this time, though you can safely delete the old version of Cooliris on your iPhone. You will get a warning message every time you try to sync, unless you keep the old icon in your library.

    If you have deleted this icon already, unfortunately, there will be no way to get rid of the sync error message unless you restore your iPhone, until Apple comes out with a fix. A few of my teammates here at Cooliris are also in the same boat as you all and are feeling a bit bummed. If you would like to be alerted when Apple has fixed this issue in its firmware, please email us at [email protected].

    Thanks, again. We apologize for any inconveniences, and hope you fully enjoy our newest version of Cooliris for iPhone. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions!

    Warmest regards,
    Jenny & The Cooliris Team

  5. Hi Brajeshwar,

    Thank you so much for writing about us! I hope you and your readers enjoy using Cooliris for the iPhone! We'll be adding lots more features, so stay tuned!

    Also, just wanted to let you know that we have just released new content in our Discover feature in the Cooliris web client that includes full-length movies and TV episodes (courtesy of Hulu), edgier gossip in "Entertainment News," a finance focus in the "Business" channel, full-reel tech shows in "Sci-Tech," and more viral videos in "Around the Web." Check it out, and get back to us with any feedback you have!

    Warmest regards,
    Jenny & The Cooliris Team

  6. Hi Brajeshwar,

    Thank you so much for writing about us! I hope you and your readers enjoy using Cooliris for the iPhone! We'll be adding lots more features, so stay tuned!

    Also, just wanted to let you know that we have just released new content in our Discover feature in the Cooliris web client that includes full-length movies and TV episodes (courtesy of Hulu), edgier gossip in "Entertainment News," a finance focus in the "Business" channel, full-reel tech shows in "Sci-Tech," and more viral videos in "Around the Web." Check it out, and get back to us with any feedback you have!

    Warmest regards,
    Jenny & The Cooliris Team

  7. I think the Cooliris app is kick @ss! I wrote about the desktop version on my blog. I dont have an iPhone but the G1 and my colleague showed me the Cooliris on his iPhone. I like that they tapped into the GPS to deliver local news based on your location. Hope they can develop a version for the Android OS!

  8. I think the Cooliris app is kick @ss! I wrote about the desktop version on my blog. I dont have an iPhone but the G1 and my colleague showed me the Cooliris on his iPhone. I like that they tapped into the GPS to deliver local news based on your location. Hope they can develop a version for the Android OS!

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