Personal Note: I have set myself up with a semi-permanent broadband connection here in India and will try get things back to normal with rev2. The news breaking who invests in who and which new YouTube competitor launched yesterday-type posts will start exclusively in a couple or so weeks (I will however lightly cover some them), but my focus till then is to finish write on the tens of review requests which my mailbox has been collecting for the past few days. Again, super sincere-apologies to all readers – I would’ve made better arrangements had I known any better.
New York-based LeafLetter which recently launched in public-beta enables users to create miniature flash-based websites and embed them to social networks, blogs, and things as such. Specifically aimed at professional photographers, artists, content creators and online sellers, LeafLetter is for users who want to do more than show-off pictures and videos.
Offering a web-based WYSIWYG designing tool, users construct the ‘leaflet’ through blocks. For example an image or text, background color, and link can be specified for each block. Images can be uploaded right into LeafLetter where it does a really good job on the process. Additionally, LeafLetter integrates to Flickr for those who want to share photos that way. Once a leaflet is completed, embed codes can easily be obtained which can then be placed on MySpace profiles and blog posts alike. Examples of leaflets include this one and this one.
Leafletter, I think, has a really cool idea going. For some reason, while I was playing around with it I was repeatedly reminded of Weebly which has a similar function and objective, although doesn’t output in Flash and as a result can’t be implemented into social networks and blogs. For that niche part of the MySpace generation, I think it’ll prove to be an extremely invaluable tool. However, I do think its future doesn’t hold too much beyond this niche.
[tags]Leafletter, MySpace, Embed Codes[/tags]