New Mobile Application, Phantom, Allows Stricter Control Sharing Content Online

Published By : 04 Aug 2014 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Phantom, a new mobile application, could soon change the way people share and view photos and videos. This new application, available on Android and iOS, allows people to post ‘self-destructing’ photos and videos to social media sites (such as Facebook and Twitter) and blogs. This application provides users more control over how their pictures are viewed and shared by allowing them to set limits to the number of people who can see their pictures, and also set a timeframe, after which the image will destruct itself.

While Phantom claims that the additional number of controls to be its USP, it is these very controls that make sharing pictures cumbersome task, according to users. The app allows users to click a picture or record a video or upload an item from their mobile phone gallery, and add comments or marking tools to the image or video, similar to Snapchat. What’s unique about Phantom is that it also allows users to determine how many viewers their image or video will have, and how long their content will ‘live’. Phantom also boasts more compatibility with social networks such as Google+, Blogger, WordPress, Twitter, and Facebook. An additional option lets users share their content to Pinterest, Tumblr, Movable Type, LINE, Telegram or even share it via email or SMS.

According to Osamu Date, the creator of Phantom, the application makes it impossible for users to copy or save content shared by another person. The application also has a feature that disables the screenshot function while the content is being viewed.

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