Apps for photographers on about.me

If you are a photographer on about.me, there are a few Apps key to showing off your talents. Read on to learn more about each.

Flickr

Flickr has been on the internet photo scene the longest, hosting everyone from professional photogs to amateur enthusiasts.

Instagram

No longer the new kid on the block, Instagram has seen staggering community growth and adoption by anyone with a mobile phone camera. And now on about.me your modal links directly through to your new Instagram web profile.

Behance

Behance is a portfolio site, but well-used by photographers like Dravasp below. It’s the perfect place to include collections of images to show visitors to your about.me page.

Are you a photographer? Have you added these three Apps to your about.me page? Share your page here in the comments!

Video done right on about.me

What Apps should you have if you love the audio and visual aspect of video? Take a look at our suggestions and let us know if you have any to add!

YouTube
The standard. Connect YouTube to your page to display your favorites and your channel.

Vimeo
The up and comer. Vimeo allows for a beautiful experience, focused primarily on non-commercial works.

Get creative with your Vimeo videos!

Showyou
The mobile one. Showyou focuses on mobile videos and a deep social product, allowing you to easily share your favorite videos across networks.

Bistri
The chatterbox. Bistri is actually a video chat program, that allows you to easily talk with visitors to your about.me page, letting you get live with your videos.

Are you a video superstar with all four on your page? Let us know!

The about.me WordPress widget in the wild

Wow!
It’s been fantastic to see everyone sharing their WordPress blogs with their about.me widgets. We’ve been busy trying to track them all. Here are a few:

A whole lot more are shared at our Storify page.

We’ve seen more than 1700 downloads on WordPress.org in less than a week!

If you haven’t added it yet, head to WordPress.org to download for your self-hosted blog. Or, drag the WordPress.com widget from the Widgets page of your Appearance section. And keep sharing!

An API like no other

Have you ever wished that your about.me page was portable so you could magically recreate it on another website or mobile app?  Would you love to create a beautiful directory of your favorite people or simply add depth to your existing profiles?  Look no further!  We have just the API for you.

Initially we developed the about.me API as a way to programmatically expose the about.me universe for our awesome iPhone application.

However, we soon realized that others could benefit from having access to about.me pages. As a result we officially released the API to the world back in June. The API is made up of a collection of URLs that allow anyone the ability to use the about.me framework and existing data sets to supplement their product.

What does this really mean? It means that with a minimal amount of programming it’s possible to access your about.me page, your friends’ pages, our featured directories, get recommendations for pages of interest to you, find people nearby, and much more.

The API turns about.me into a powerful free platform that provides developers a ready-made identity service. So instead of spending costly resources on developing their own identity service, companies can focus on the problem they are solving, and leave the rest to about.me.

With the about.me API the possibilities are endless, so remember:

Rediscover memories with memolane on about.me

If about.me is who you are today, memolane tells the journey you took to get there. Memolane changes the way we view and engage with all our tweets, posts, check-ins and pictures. It’s a digital scrapbook that allows you to bring social media content from family and friends together, all in one place.

The real value is that with memolane you can make sense of all your social media postings by curating individual stories based on life events and fun adventures.

Memolane even allows you to “like” and comment on  stories. Add memolane to your about.me page to show off your journey!

Display your Kred Story

The Kred Story app lets you show off your most influential social media activity as a visual stream on your about.me page. Knowing who you influence most can help you target the information you share and track changes.

Your Kredentials are a one-click summary of your social media presence, including your most used words, hashtags and links, so people can instantly see what they have in common with you.

Unique to this app, Kred shows the people who have mentioned you lately on Twitter, ranked by Kred Influence, and allows you or anyone follow them within the app. See your full influence story and zoom in on meaningful moments.

Explore the posts, pictures and links that make you influential. Display your influence and add Kred Story today!

Bistri.Me anytime

Since we’ve opened up our API/SDK we’ve been getting all sorts of awesome services building on the about.me platform. The newest app you can add on about.me is bistri and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

Bistri provides everyone with their own link, like an online phone number, so whenever anyone wants to call you they just click the link and you’re connected. Bistri connects to tons of social media and IM services, so all your contacts are instantly available. It’s completely frictionless video chat and I’ve enjoyed my experience with it.

The bistri app on about.me is easy to add and easy to use. When adding the app you will be prompted for your username and voila! You’re page will be connected and ready to accept calls.

You can get on bistri by clicking here!

Get endorsed!

Today we’re pleased to announce yet another app added to our platform, endorse.me.

“Endorse.me is the simplest and most powerful way to collect and share endorsements of yourself. Put your best foot forward online by giving the words of people who endorse you maximum reach and visibility across the web.”

It’s a fantastic display of recommendations from the people you’ve worked with. We believe this is a perfect addition to any about.me page for a job seeker or professional. Head to endorse.me to sign up and add it to your page!

Travel the world with Trippy

Trippy lets you “Map your travel dreams and create trip plans.” Create travel plans, post images and maps from trips and discover expert travelers and their recommendations.

With their integration on about.me you can display all the places you’ve been with beautiful travel photos. And, link to your travel map so visitors can see where you’ve been.

Sign up for Trippy. Then, add it to your about.me page to showcase your travel history!

Speak up with Speakerfile

Speakerfile is an expert marketplace to list, discover, and book speaking engagements around the world. They are the latest company to create an app using the about.me SDK. And, they are offering about.me users a discount on a premium profile.

Speakerfile showcases thought leaders, authors, and speakers to event organizers, media, and potential customers. Within minutes, a Speakerfile profile can be created featuring rich-media such as photos, videos, book jackets, and slides. Speakerfile profiles are also search engine optimized and promoted to thousands of event organizers who are looking for talented speakers, as well as media looking for expert sources.

Looking to get on the speaking circuit? Already booking engagements? Sign up for Speakerfile and add their app to your about.me page to increase your exposure.

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