November 4th, 2008

Is that Strands in your pocket or are you…? Oh it’s Strands


StrandsToday, Corvallis-based Strands—the lifestreaming service that’s friendlier than FriendFeed—got even more friendly for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users.

How? Much in the same way they took the time to clean up their Web-based UI, the Strands folks announced that they have put their design ingenuity into optimizing the Strands mobile site for the popular Apple products.

And it’s looking really good. What’s more, it’s much easier to deal with than loading the old Web UI.

But don’t just take my word for it. There are much more reputable types chiming in on the release (and I’m not just saying that because I appear in their screenshots).

Louis Gray finds the interface making definite strides forward:

Back in August, when I first discussed the lifestreaming site’s beta offering, I found myself fairly critical of its user interface, saying it minimized some of the best features, including the actual feeds from your friends’ activity. In the last few months, thanks to feedback from its growing user base, the team has doubled down efforts to simplify the UI, and they managed to do well enough that the site works well, even in my 3.5″ wide iPhone.

And Duncan Riley agreed:

Lifestreaming service Strands continues to impress with its rapid growth in features, with a new mobile interface being launched targeted at iPhone users.

I remain a fan of Strands and their, um, strides. And I can’t hardly wait for the next big leap forward, when their recommender technology enters the picture. That, my friends, is when we’ll see the true power of this platform.

What’s that? You’ve somehow missed out on trying Strands? Have no fear, gentle reader. Simply leave a comment below with a valid email address, and I’ll make sure that you get in to try it out.

I can’t help you with the iPhone, though.

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6 Responses to “Is that Strands in your pocket or are you…? Oh it’s Strands”

  1. drew olanoff says:

    Thank you so much for the support Rick. Your post title was how should i put this….Freakin awesome? I’m getting tshirts made with it on there if that’s ok with you. I’ll put a URL to your blog on it as well.

    We’re working hard to make the Strands experience better, and your readers and your personal feedback and input has helped us dramatically. Stay tuned, the best is yet to come!

  2. Rick Turoczy says:

    @Drew Thanks for taking the time to swing by and comment (and for the digg). I’ve really been happy to see you guys working so hard on this stuff. Strands continues to improve.

    Tshirts? Sweet! I’d be honored. ;)

    And if you want to make sure a few of those shirts “fall off the truck,” I’ll be happy to spread the love to the Friends of the Florist, too.

  3. I’d like to try Strands, I’ve been singularly disappointed in FriendFeed.

  4. Jmartens says:

    Cool.

    What about us Blackberry users? Seems like everyone is leaving us out (Strands, Brightkite, LinkedIn).

  5. Kalong says:

    Awesome post! :-) Thanks for spreading the love!! Guys like you inspires us all!

  6. drew olanoff says:

    A few shirts will definitely fall off of the truck for you. Your readers can use the promo code “drew” without quotes to sign up for Strands at http://www.strands.com


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