Tuesday, December 23, 2008

GazoPa Book Video

Here is a video for GazoPa Book, our facebook app. As you can see in the video, GazoPa Book focuses on browsing photos inside facebook rather than searching specific photos. You can browse photos inside facebook based on similarity. Photos are connected each other with similarity and you can browse them one after another like taking a walk inside photos. I believe this is a very unique way to browse photos inside facebook, because there was no choice for users to search photos besides searching by keyword.

There is no search by upload, search by drawing at GazoPa Book, although these features are very popular at GazoPa.com. So GazoPa Book is not suitable to search for a specific photo. But I think GazoPa Book can be acceptable by users who like to wander on the web in order to encounter nice photos. Honestly, we like this app and we spend quite a few time to wander the sea of photos. The heaviest user of this app may be the GazoPa team.

Yes, not a few users want to search for a specific photos inside facebook, so please give us your feedback about our GazoPa Book.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Update of GazoPa book

We released two new features to our facebook apps, GazoPa book, that make browsing images much easier and fun. One is the feature that enables users to see other user's images easily. Click ''s other photos' next to small thumbnails. Images similar to other user's profile and albums can be displayed.

The other is a 'shuffle' feature. Click 'shuffle' at the top right corner of GazoPa book. Other user's profile and albums can be displayed at random. You can start to search similar images to click ''s other photos'. In addition, when you access to Gazopa book, five images from other users can be displayed at random. This helps users to encounter other users that have your favorite images.

These features are very intuitive and keyword is not necessary to search images. I believe these two features give users unique ways to browse images in facebook. Please try it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Three months has passed since our launch.

Three months has passed since our launch. We released several new features as follows.

Ranking of search by drawing


Facebook app, GazoPa book

Thank you for all the feedbacks from users. Since we have many tasks in our to-do list,some valuable suggestions have not been realized yet. We’re doing our best to improve our features, please be patient.

We participated in two events at UC Berkeley, one is play media conference and the other is the Startup Fair.

Some media wrote articles about us.

For example;

TC50: Gazopa Searches for Images Similar To Other Images
12 Promising New Web Sites and Services
HOW TO: Search for Facebook Images Based on Shape, Color, Keywords
GazoPa Searches Faceook Images

Thank you again for all of your support. We're advancing steadily to make the world better.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Update to facebook application, GazoPa Book

We just updated our Facebook application, GazoPa Book. Now you can search for similar images at your facebook network. So similar images from both facebook network and web are displayed as search results. The more people use this app, the more wonderful results can be come out. Please invite your friends to this app. But don't worry, results are displayed based on photo privacy policy that are previously set. i.e. If you set your photo privacy policy as shown to everyone,these photos can be searched by other users. If you set it as limited to friend, the results will be shown to your friends only.

Since we just released this feature, searchable images at facebook is limited. So be patient and invite your friends!

Your feedback would be highly appreciated. Enjoy new feature!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

UC Berkeley Startup Fair on Dec4

We’ll participate in the Startup Fair by the IEEE and Computer Science student group at UC Berkeley on Dec4. We just attended the ‘play’ conference at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley on Nov15. It was a nice conference and we enjoyed talking with MBA students and professionals. The Startup Fair will be mainly for students and it’s our pleasure to meet promising students, again. We’re also planning to release new and wonderful feature on Dec4. See you at UC Berkeley!

Friday, November 21, 2008

GazoPa book registered at facebook application directory

Our facebook application 'GazoPa book' was finally registered at facebook application directory. Enter GazoPa at search box of facebook and it can be easily found. or you can click this. Actually, feature of GazoPa book is very simple i.e. images on the web similar to photo at your profile, photos at your albums and your friend's album can be searched. Now we're making new feature to GazoPa book that makes it more attractive. We'll release it very new future, so stay tuned!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tips for search by drawing

We set a default of search by drawing as shape recently. Some feedbacks claimed that it was not easy to get good result by drawing. I also saw a lady tried search by drawing several times at ‘play’ conference at UCB and she left our booth without any words. Some professional designers use our service, but most of users are not artists who are good at drawing. Since we change a default of parameter to shape, better results can come out if you draw an outline clearly. Try it again! And make your drawing public if you get good results!