Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Riya goes to closed beta...

Following rumours of a long awaited public launch, the hottest Web 2.0 start-up on the block Riya, have sent out emails inviting a few more people to the party ahead of their still rumoured public launch.

The up side, I ended up with an invitation...
Through the face and text recognition, through the explicit utilization of your natural photo metadata (like date, time, location, etc.) and through any of the previous work you've done in organizing your photos, Riya.com automatically tags your photos so that you can start to find the exact photograph you are looking for. In the future, we will also be leveraging your online life to enable auto-tagging of events...
The down side, no Mac version as yet...
The Riya uploader is PC only right now. Darn it, we know. If you are on a Mac and you can find a friend with a PC, you can upload there, then train, tag and search your photos on your Mac. We promise that we are working on that Mac uploader...
Time to dig out that spare PC, darn it...

Update: Well that was quick, Riya has opened the beta to the public. Close on their heels Zoho Creator who I've talked about before, and with whom I also had an account during their closed beta, has also opened registration to the public. Guess it's show and tell time in class today?