Photocasting nothing new, move along
It’s been said over and over, but there seems to be some confusion. Let’s see if I can clear the air. 🙂
Kudos to Steve and his team at Apple for ‘photocasting’. It’s a great name, I wish we’d thought of it.
However, it’s nothing new. SmugMug has had it for many many moons, and Flickr had it before we did. Everyone (like Pixagogo and Fotothing) has it, and has for quite some time. Some call it photofeeds or ‘image podcasting’ or a variety of other names.
(And for the record, I think Apple’s doing just fine with their XML conformance).
Bottom line: Cool that Apple’s publicizing it, and cool the iPhoto “just works” with our feeds (and I assume the rest out there), but not so cool that they seem to think they invented it.
Welcome to the playground, Apple.