Microsoft launches Xim – a photo sharing app for iOS, Android, and WP

Microsoft launches Xim – a photo sharing app for iOS, Android, and WP
Microsoft has launched a new image sharing app, dubbed Xim. It is free and available for iOS, Android, and Windows phone.

The idea behind Xim is to be able to share photos with your friends without needing your phone to make a full circle around the table, with a constant "Look at this picture, now look at that, no wait, let me see what you are looking at... yeah, that one!". The way it accomplishes this is by having one "parent" device (your phone) feed your slideshow directly to the others' devices in a synced manner – so you're all looking at the same picture. And to make it easier for your friends to receive – they don't need to have Xim installed on their handsets, as it has web-based client as well.

It works like this – you launch Xim, pick the photos you want to share, and pick the contacts you wish to share them with. The recipients will get a text message with a link to the web client. When they click it – they are in – seeing exactly what you are seeing. Any member of the viewing party can add text comments, just in case you are not in the same room, and if anyone else has the Xim app as well – they can also add pictures to the slideshow as you go. The images delete themselves after a certain amount of time, so that means less storage or privacy concerns.

You can grab Xim from the links below, but know that the iOS and WP versions are not up yet – only the Play Store has it.

Download Xim for free (Android | iOS | Windows Phone)

source: Xim via WP Central



1. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

That logo sux

2. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

not compatible with s3...

4. paul.k

Posts: 294; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Interesting. Not compatible with Xperia Z2, too. Maybe it will be, when the app gets launched across markets. Note: Launched at WP store as well

3. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

take note girls, when you share nude pic use xim. that is the safest way for your image not to be stolen

5. FerneyZan

Posts: 114; Member since: Jul 21, 2010

The logo may suck like someone pointed out, but the fact, is that it gives it a very unique look which makes it stand out.. The one problem I do have with it, is that while the name XIM does seem cool, when you go to the App Store/PlayStore, it comes under the name Microsoft XIM, when it should be just XIM.. We already know its made my the Microsoft Corp, but why ruined a good app with great potential by adding the name Microsoft to it.. Regardless, I downloaded it, been using it for a day so far, and it very cool and lots of potential as am sure Microsoft will continue to improve and make it better. But come on,,FIX the name..

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