Picturelife – no updates for ages…
Has anyone noticed the lack of Picturelife updates over the last few months?
For example – they released their radically different iOS app some months ago, with a beautifully fluid experience, and a promising sign of things to come. However, at the same time, they removed some of the most useful features, including:
- Family sharing
- Multi-select (for deleting, sharing, etc)
- Album sharing
…with the promise to bring them back bigger and better in an update, within a few weeks.
Three months on, and aside from compatibility and bug fix updates, including for iOS8, there’s been none of the promised second tranche of features – or even any features.
Likewise for the web app, which is as functional as it used to be – no less, but no more. It now sits strangely inconsistently with the iOS app. The Android app has been updated, but is still only good for uploading photos and simple viewing – it has none of the editing or other features of its cousins.
More frustratingly, the support forums have been shut down, so there’s no preferred way of sharing info with the community or getting feedback from the team. And while the service status blog has been updated a few times, the general blog where features might be announced, and the pulse of a web company, has been worryingly quiet for the last two months.
So… have Picturelife hit a rut? Are they working on the next big thing, or are they struggling to survive with issues under the hood? I, for one, am worried… and disappointed. I really don’t want to give my photos to Google+, but they seem to be the only such photo service that is living, breathing and innovating… with Apple offering their own alternative, if you are happy to jump in with both feet.