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Ping.fm and Seesmic Ping

Dear Ping.fm users,

As you might have heard, we are about to close Ping.fm. We’ve built its successor, Seesmic Ping, which is more reliable, stable and robust, providing more features and focusing on the most popular services. Here’s what’s currently featured in Seesmic Ping:

  • Post from iPhone, iPad and Android
  • Post via email
  • Post and schedule to multiple Twitter, Facebook (Pages & Profiles) and LinkedIn accounts (we’ve just added Tumblr)
  • Quickly and easily schedule posts to be sent at a future date and time
  • Create groups to send a combination of services.
  • Share multiple kinds of content: share links as attachments for Facebook, Linkedin and Tumblr; share photos or images (post pictures on Facebook and Twitter as if you were posting them “natively”)
  • View thumbnails of your images to ensure you know exactly what you are sharing
  • Preview and select thumbnails for attached links
  • View the history of your recent posts
  • View, edit or delete your scheduled posts
  • Bookmarklet for easy posting

And here are some features that you will be able to use on your Windows desktop:

  • Click and drag images onto the composer (you can also do a right click on the image file and “Share with Seesmic Ping”)
  • Click and drag links onto the composer
  • Spell check support
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Bookmarklet: automatically attach links with a single button
  • Minimize to System Tray: closing the app will minimize to the System Tray for easy access. Ctrl + Shift + P activates and brings the app to the front

New features coming:

  • Post via RSS
  • Customize group targets for email posting and RSS
  • Metrics
  • And more…

When will Ping.fm no longer be supported?

We will close down Ping.fm by mid-June. We’ve been working hard to get Seesmic Ping on par with the Ping.fm service you are used to.  So from the get-go you should enjoy a great experience when switching to Seesmic Ping, and it will only get better from there. So right now, we encourage you to get your Seesmic Profile and try Seesmic Ping through our mobile, desktop or web applications.  If you want to do it directly from your Ping.fm account, just log in: we’ve just put in place a special Ping.fm wizard that will smoothly take you through the process.

Pricing

There will be three plans for Seesmic Ping: a free plan, so that everyone gets a chance to enjoy it, a $4.99/month plan for the ones who want to get more, and a $49.99 for the ones who just want it all.  We will start charging for the service after the beta period, and more details will be provided by the time we officially launch in June.

API developers

As part of our service, we have a Seesmic Ping API available in private beta.  If you want to learn more about it, please contact SeesmicPingAPI@seesmic.com. We will provide more details on our plans (features, pricing, etc.) for the Seesmic Ping API soon.

We hope that we’ll make the Ping.fm community happy with the new service we’ve been working on. If you have any question or comment, feel free to contact us: pingfm@seesmic.com

Thank you for your continued support, and we hope you enjoy Seesmic Ping.

All the best,

The Seesmic Team

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Groups available on Seesmic Ping for Android and iOS

Last week, we released Groups on the web client.  Groups is the newest feature for Seesmic Ping and matches up our features with Ping.fm.

We are happy to announce today  that you are now able to use Groups with Seesmic Ping for Android and iOS (iPhone & iPad).

Here is a quick reminder of what the Group feature allows you to do:

You can create and send messages to a group of target accounts of Facebook, Facebook Pages, multiple Twitter accounts, multiple Tumblr accounts, and LinkedinView. Groups allow you to send the appropriate types of messages, links and photos to the accounts you gathered.

 

 

For Android, we also added the ability to preview and choose a thumbnail for url links for Facebook and Linkedin:

Cross posting has never been so easy!

Enjoy,

The Seesmic Team

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Tumblr integration and other new features on Seesmic Ping

 

Hey Seesmic Ping users! We just pushed a new release for our Seesmic Ping products for iOS, Android and the Web Client.

The biggest part of this update is the Tumblr integration. Here are the main new features you can enjoy on Seesmic Ping:

 

Seesmic Ping Web

Integration with Tumblr Support (ensure you’re logged into Tumblr and simply go to accounts and add Tumblr to your list of accounts):

Thumbnail Preview support for Facebook and LinkedIn. When adding a link attachment, select a thumbnail to highlight in Facebook and LinkedIn.

Seesmic Ping for iPhone and iPad

Integration with Tumblr:

Retry any failed messages – Seesmic Ping will hold your messages to retry any messages that were not sent due to possible network issues with Twitter or Facebook:

Added a side bar menu to include the following features:

  • View History of messages sent from our Seesmic Ping Service
  • View Pending messages scheduled for release
  • View your saved drafts


Seesmic Ping for Android:  Tumblr is now available for Seesmic Ping on Android – no need to download.

We hope you will enjoy this new version as much as we do.

If you have any questions or issues, please submit us a ticket on our Help Desk with as much information as possible, so that we may get back to you as quickly as possible.

Best,

The Seesmic Team

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Introducing Seesmic Ping

We are excited to announce the launch of our new multi-posting platform, Seesmic Ping. If you’re familiar with Ping.fm, you’ll discover how Seesmic Ping is even simpler, highly reliable and just totally awesome!

At launch, this free beta of Seesmic Ping will include familiar services to reach your audience:

  • Facebook and Facebook Pages
  • Multiple Twitter accounts
  • Linkedin
  • With more to come…

Main features of Seesmic Ping:

  • Post via web
  • Post via email
  • Attach links & images (post pictures on Facebook and Twitter as if you were posting them “natively”)
  • Schedule your posts at any time

We’ll look to have more features and services when Seesmic Ping comes out of beta as a paid service.

We’re also happy to announce the launch of our Seesmic Ping mobile apps, available now!

Discover how easy it is to share from your mobile device:

We’re looking to build out our mobile applications, so feel free to send us feedback on any of our apps on feedback.seesmic.com.

For Ping.fm users – With the release of Seesmic Ping, we’ll look to maintain Ping.fm for some time. In the meantime, we encourage you to sign up for a Seesmic Profile and give Seesmic Ping a ride through our mobile applications or the web.

Enjoy.  We are just getting started…

The Seesmic Team

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