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Create, Collaborate And Share Social Media Websites Through Your iPhone In 60 Seconds

November 12, 2012

Zapd, the top 10 iPhone app that lets users create and publish social websites directly from their iPhone, today announced the general availability of Zapd 2.0. With no design experience or coding required, Zapd makes creating, sharing and collaborating on a website quick and easy. Just select a theme and then add photos, text or links. You're done. Zaps are automatically optimized for viewing on tablet, PC, and mobile devices. With Zapd, users can create and share websites for vacations, kids, weddings, sports, classroom and photography projects and more, for free.

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"Zapd is about easily capturing an experience - either work or play - and sharing it in a new way, what we call a social website. All this can be done from the iPhone, which liberates millions of users and billions of photos to create themed chapters of their lives," explains Zapd CEO and founder, Kelly Smith. "Zapd is at the forefront of the changing direction for website creation, design and purpose. Either individually or collectively, Zapd puts website creation literally into the hands of everyday users, in the form of their iPhone."

Zapd provides a growing library of professionally-designed 'themes' to create social and shareable websites in as little as one minute. Friends, family, students and colleagues can build out the same shared site, collaboratively - right on their phone wherever they are. It is so easy that anyone can create instant actual websites - with text, links, and photos - called 'Zaps,' with no programming skills.

Some of what's new in Zapd 2.0:

-- Collaboration - invite others to make websites with you

-- Easier, faster creation - batch uploads of photos

-- Photo editing - filters, cropping and more image enhancing options

-- Personalization - a dozen new themed layouts

-- Feeds - discover and follow other Zaps and authors

-- Easy integration - connect the app with existing address book contacts

and Facebook friends

"With Zapd 2.0, iPhoneographers can take sharing photos and interacting through social media to a whole new level," said Glyn Evans, founder and editor of the iPhoneography blog. "Gone are the limitations of expressing your thoughts in just 140 characters, or capturing and sharing what you see through a square frame. With Zapd 2.0, sharing and micro blogging has just become a whole lot easier." Glyn adds, "Photography is more than just getting the most likes or followers, it's about expressing ourselves, capturing those precious moments, the breathtaking things we see, the happy times, and the sad times, and then being able share them with friends and family, and with Zapd 2.0, this is now so much easier to do."

Zapd offers more than 45 themes for every lifestyle, event, holiday, hobby, mood and occasion, with more being added all the time. It is an amazing social tool for:

-- Personal or family blog

-- Travelogue for you and your companions

-- University classroom assignments and extended learning

-- Wedding website where all guests can share photos and experiences

before, during and after

-- Family site to document graduations, celebrations, and major milestones

and events

-- Sports collaboration for a single game or throughout the season

-- Sorority, fraternity and other club events

-- Buying or selling a home

-- Promoting a small business

-- Anything with memories worth capturing and sharing!

You can also share your website on the fly, going beyond your close circle by Tweeting it or posting it to Facebook, directly from Zapd on your iPhone.

"Soccer fans come to games to immerse themselves and be part of an event," said Adrian Hanauer, owner and General Manager, Seattle Sounders FC. "I see Zapd as yet another cool way to engage with other fans, family, and friends to capture and share that experience, be it professional games, kids sports teams, and everything in between."

Creating websites isn't easy for everyday users and most are never found. Zapd has social engagement built into its core, and the fact that Zaps are delivered directly from the iPhone lets users capture, collaborate, and share personal moments in their life, as they happen.

About Zapd

Zapd is the world's first mobile social website creation and collaboration app that lets people share their life experiences through pictures, text and links. Zapd has attracted users around the world with its innovative, yet simple website creation platform. Zapd was the iTunes app of the week for two weeks and the fastest growing app in April 2011, ranking in the top 10 in 12 different countries. Zapd's founder, Kelly Smith, has launched several successful start-ups, including Inkd.com, Imagekind (acquired by CafePress), and RocketVox (acquired by Comcast's thePlatform). Zapd is backed by investment partners Second Avenue Partners, Madrona Venture Partners, as well as investors Mika Salmi, Mike Slade, Rich Barton and Rob Glaser.

Download Zapd for free on the App Store and visit zapd.com to experience a variety of featured Zaps and useful info to get the most out of Zapd. Follow Zapd on Twitter @zapdapp and like Zapd at https://www.facebook.com/zapdapp

Zapd logo and other media assets available at this link: http://bitly.com/SMTHKG



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