Our buddy Kyle at BBCool let me know that vPost is now out of private beta. In case you don’t remember vPost is a media uploading application that lets you easily send any combination of pictures, video, audio, text, and GPS via email. It essentially simplifies attaching these things to an email by bypassing RIM’s servers. The cool part is that you can use this ability to send images or even blog posts via email to systems that support it like Picasa & WordPress that allow uploading via email. The application is available right now as a $9.99 one time charge in the store and they have a free trial available which I recommend you check out first. if you are curious about the functionality I would recommend checking out their FAQ which explains most of it. The major caveat is that vPost will only support the Storm in March.
From the description:
vPost lets you capture and email any combination of Pictures, Video, Audio Notes, Text & GPS location using an extremely powerful and simple interface. Once you capture any combination of media you can send it via email to friends, family, colleagues, blogs and social networks. Without vPost it can take over 5 minutes to compose an email with 2 pictures, an audio note, and GPS location. With vPost this task can be done in less than a minute with no hassles. Try vPost today and start sending rich-media to anyone and everyone!
WHEN TO USE IT:
– file a life experience by emailing it to yourself
– share it with close friends while it is happening
– send it to social networks to share with wider circle of friends
– annotate pictures with a voice recording of what actually happened
– send events real time to news agencies (CNN, BBC, etc.)
– send voice notes and get confirmation of email delivery
– send your friends your exact location in near real time.
- Amazingly easy to capture picture, video, voice and text in “real time”, all from one screen
- Use your hotkeys for one click voice and picture capture
- Capture up to FIVE pictures, video, voice in any combination
- Preview, delete or add any picture, video, voice and text
- Show or hide your location when sending/sharing your files
- Quickly enter destination email(s) using your BlackBerry Address book
- Forward uploads to your favorites with a single click
- Send uploads to email supported Blogs and Social network sites: Picasa, Flickr, Blogger, WordPress, Utterli, Skout, Blip.tv, Radar, CNN iReport, BBC news, etc.
- ‘Reply’ to any email by sending a vPost attachment
- Capture up to 1.5MB of media for safe uploading
- Personalize your vPost screen using your favorite pictures
- Want to see more…check out the video above!