Microsoft just released their latest app for Android iOS and Windows Phone, the app is called Xim and it’s a image sharing app. The app allows users to share photos to other users on their phones (effectively taking over their displays) showing the photo’s you’ve selected to share; and all the phones will zoom in, zoom out and skip to the next photo together.
The interesting part about this app is the fact that only one person in the group has to have it installed, the rest just receive an invite and play along. Although “ximmed” photos are only available for a short while (as they’re being shared), other users can choose to save/screenshot the photos, but as it’s meant mostly as a family sharing app (maybe for those vacation pictures), it doesn’t seem to be much of an issue.
Thankfully Microsoft also wizened up to the fact that they shouldn’t neglect their own platform, and have released the app for Windows Phone; alongside Android and iOS.
Share your photos, not your phone! Xim your photos on your camera roll or favorite service to your friends’ devices. Swipe, pan and zoom together for all to enjoy, even those who don’t have the app.
• Stop huddling around one small screen – Xim instead so everyone can see the images on their own device
• Xims swipe and zoom together, so everyone stays in sync automatically – it’s fun too
• Only one person needs to have Xim installed in order for everyone to participate
• Invite people from your phone’s contact list, via email or via phone number
• Choose photos from your camera roll, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, or OneDrive; mix and match easily from any of these sources
• When your friend gets the Xim app the fun really starts – they can add photos or people to the Xim and easily extend the conversation
• Xims only stick around for a little while so you can enjoy the moment with no storage or organization overhead
• Long press on a photo you like for additional options such as save photo*
• Xim is available for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices and works in most web browsers**
• Xim will initially be available in the US only; we plan to add additional country support shortly
*While Xims expire after a little while, Ximmers can choose to save ximmed photos or take a screenshot at any time.
**Xim functionality may be limited on certain web browsers such as those running on a pc or tablet device but we’re working on it.
You can grab the app from the links below: