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  • Homeroom Brings Private Photo Sharing To The Classroom

    Homeroom Brings Private Photo Sharing To The Classroom

    The makers of the private photo-sharing app Cluster have been experimenting with spinning off the service’s technology into different verticals in recent days, including apps designed for documenting your travels, communicating with your community at church, tracking your baby’s milestones, and more. But one of the more successful of the spinoffs, now launching to the public… Read More

  • Mobile Photo Sharing App Cluster Now Focused On Private Groups, Adds Support For Video, Notes And Tablets

    Mobile Photo Sharing App Cluster Now Focused On Private Groups, Adds Support For Video, Notes And Tablets

    Mobile photo-sharing application Cluster, one of the better-designed apps for creating albums which can be shared with and collaborated on with friends, is rolling out several significant changes today. With “Cluster 2.0,” as this released is called, the company is introducing tablet versions for Android and iPad, adding support for video and notes, and most importantly… Read More

  • Screenshotter Is A Simple Tool For Organizing Mobile Screenshots

    Screenshotter Is A Simple Tool For Organizing Mobile Screenshots

    As a tech reporter who spends a lot of time covering new mobile applications, I tend to have a fairly large collection of app screenshots on my iPhone, which can be difficult to organize and search through. But app developers and designers have it even worse. They’re not just taking numerous screenshots of some final product, but are building up large collections of mobile interfaces… Read More

  • How To Run Live User Testing, Part 3: The Debrief

    How To Run Live User Testing, Part 3: The Debrief

    We’ve focused on getting the tests setup, which includes deciding on a specific thing to test, when and where to conduct the user study and what type of users to study. We then covered actually running the tests. This final installment will focus on taking all that amazing feedback you just gathered and parsing it into useful, actionable intelligence. Read More

  • How To Run Live User Testing, Part 2: Test Day

    How To Run Live User Testing, Part 2: Test Day

    In Part 1 of this series, I wrote about getting user tests set up, which includes deciding on a specific thing to test, deciding when and where to conduct the user study, deciding what type of users to study, recruiting participants with Craigslist, trimming the candidates list, prioritizing and scheduling candidates, and getting the right equipment. Read More

  • How To Run Live User Testing, Part 1: Setup Crunch Network

    How To Run Live User Testing, Part 1: Setup

    At Cluster, we’re big fans of iteration and experimentation. Since we launched publicly in February 2013, we have rapidly iterated the product on both iOS and Android. In the first eight weeks of being live in the Apple App Store, we launched 10 updates. On Android, there was a week that we pushed out five releases in five days while we did some heavy A/B testing. Read More

  • Cluster Brings Simple Group Photo-Sharing To Android

    Cluster Brings Simple Group Photo-Sharing To Android

    Photo-sharing app Cluster, which this summer announced $1.6 million in funding in a round led by early Instagram investor Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures, is today making its mobile photo albums app more practical for real-world use with a launch on Android. The new app is similar to the 1.0 iOS app released earlier this year, with its smart, easy-to-build photo collections you can others… Read More

  • Photo-Sharing App Cluster Snags Instagram Seed Investor Steve Anderson & Others To Lead $1.6M Round, Launches Version 1.0

    Photo-Sharing App Cluster Snags Instagram Seed Investor Steve Anderson & Others To Lead $1.6M Round, Launches Version 1.0

    Cluster, a mobile photo-sharing app which helps users collaborate on albums with their friends, is today announcing $1.6 million in seed funding in a round led by early Instagram investor Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures. Also participating were Freestyle Capital, First Round Capital, Google Ventures, and Sherpa Ventures. The news comes alongside the app’s exit from beta and the… Read More

  • Newly Redesigned Cluster Makes Photo Sharing Among Small Groups Simpler, More Personal

    Newly Redesigned Cluster Makes Photo Sharing Among Small Groups Simpler, More Personal

    Despite the ubiquity of smartphones and the insane number of photos we now save and share, surprisingly, no one has yet to figure out how to shift more personal and private photo-sharing away from old school methods like SMS and email, and into a dedicated mobile application. A number of startups, however, are trying to do just that. Cluster is one of those companies, and… Read More