Introducing the Blurb Mobile Story App

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We are beyond excited to bring you another great way to tell your stories: The free Blurb Mobile story app for iPhone.

Stories are everywhere. With Blurb Mobile and your iPhone, you can capture life’s great moments (large and small) on the fly, in a rich media format – storystreams – that you can easily share.

Here’s how it works: Create and edit a storystream with the photos and video on your iPhone, and layer on text captions and voiceovers however you like. Blurb Mobile’s terrific editing tools let you rotate, crop, scale, sequence, and even geotag your storystream to a map location.

Making your storystream is quick and easy – we’re talking minutes and seconds here.

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Then share your Blurb Mobile storystream with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, email – even broadcast it on your very own channel on Blurb.com/mobile (which you get automatically). Amazing, right?


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If you’ve got an iPhone, we’d love for you to try out the free app. Download it, and make a storystream of your own. Record a terrific/funny/moving moment in your day. Chronicle a wedding, baby shower, night out, or your travels. Be a citizen journalist, and report on happenings in your neighborhood.

We’ve always believed in the power of stories, and Blurb Mobile takes it to a whole new level.

Once you’ve tried it out, we’d love to hear what you think, so make sure to let us know.

Happy storytelling!

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29 Comments

  1. I would love to try the app, so i downloaded it to my iPhone. When I try to register, I get an error message every time. It says my password must be between 3 and 12 characters. IT IS. Can’t find HELP or SUPPORT on your site.
    Any ideas?

    By D. Papacosta
      April 28, 2011 – 1:03 pm   Permalink
  2. Hi Donna,
    Thanks for downloading Blurb Mobile – and sorry to hear you’re having issues with your password. Our Customer Support team will be glad to help you, and you’ll find them here: http://blurb.custhelp.com/app/ask_decide
    They’ll sort it out for you so you can start enjoying Blurb Mobile.
    Cheers,
    Lauren

      April 28, 2011 – 2:21 pm   Permalink
  3. I think this app is close to being the best app ice ever downloaded. It seems a little buggy now though and I sent in a long tech support note. Mainly it focused on the crazy long upload time even with a 3G connection. But it also talked about how it wasn’t clear to me if a storystream was now live and how one particular button caused it to crash. Assuming these are typical v1 issues and can be corrected quickly. I CANNOT WAIT to go crazy with this – especially for blogging (as an easy, efficient replacement for time-consuming written pieces) as well as a beautiful way to keep family updated on various things.
    Anyway, I came to blurb.com assuming there would be a tab on the website where I could see/review/share my stories and in fact there’s nothing. How could I show a story off on a desktop computer if I don’t have my phone handy? What if I’d like to manage my stories on something besides my phone? Maybe I couldn’t edit them on anything besides my phone (though I hope I could), but storystream stuff needs it’s own home on the site. And if, down the road, there’s a way to work some of these multimedia pieces into books, I’m all for that…

    So glad you guys created this amazing tool. It’s truly unique – just please get those bugs worked out and make the web presence dynamic.

      April 29, 2011 – 5:55 am   Permalink
  4. Hi Dave,
    There’s more to come with Blurb Mobile and having your own author page is definitely part of that. Keep the feedback coming. So glad you’re having fun with it.
    best,
    Eileen H.

      April 29, 2011 – 6:12 am   Permalink
  5. Hi Dave,
    Here’s a little more info for you on sharing, seeing, and reviewing your Blurb Mobile storystreams.
    Once you’ve shared your storystream on Twitter or Facebook, the link that’s shown in those mediums will take you back to the url where your storystream is saved. That is its home on the Blurb site.
    Hope that helps, glad you’re enjoying it!
    Cheers,
    Lauren

      April 29, 2011 – 10:53 am   Permalink
  6. Plans for an Android version?

    By Mike
      April 29, 2011 – 2:07 pm   Permalink
  7. We’re still working on the app and will keep you informed about new developments. Not sure about Android version but our team is so busy, I can’t say for sure. At any rate, we’ll announce all new developments here on the blog so keep tuning in.
    thanks,
    Eileen H.

      April 30, 2011 – 7:24 am   Permalink
  8. Hi, The app looks good. I’m using an iPhone 3G. Is that maybe the reason I cannot see the audio-button in the edit field? The 3G doesn’t have a built in possibility for making video’s.
    Martien

      May 2, 2011 – 12:53 am   Permalink
  9. I work at an art museum. And wanted to also say this would be a great app to get quick interviews and other multimedia. Very nice.

    By Mike
      May 2, 2011 – 5:35 am   Permalink
  10. I am dying to use this app as I have been a massive fan of blurb.com, however, I have spent all afternoon trying to load just one photo from my camera library and they just won’t load. I have the latest IOS on iphone4 and I have switched it off and turned the app on/off several times (as per help suggestion). I’m in Australia so I guess I have to wait for US customer hours. Hopefully they can help as I think this is a fantastic idea and I’m keen to get rolling.

    By trox
      May 2, 2011 – 10:38 pm   Permalink
  11. Hi Teresa,
    As with anything really new, we’re experiencing some hiccups and are hard at work on solutions. Please don’t hesitate to contact Customer Support. I know they’ll go to the mat to help you and it will also help us track and troubleshoot problems before they arise. Thanks for giving Blurb Mobile a go. We’ve been seeing some really cool stories made with it and are excited to make this a viable – and fun – options for storytelling everywhere.
    best,
    Eileen H.

      May 3, 2011 – 10:54 am   Permalink
  12. Martien,
    Please get in contact with Customer Support. It may be that you need a later version operating system on your phone. Hard to say. Contact our Customer Support team and they’ll help you.
    Thanks,
    Eileen H.

      May 3, 2011 – 10:56 am   Permalink
  13. I would really like to use this app and am very disappointed that you have not released an android version. Is there an estimate of when this version might be available?

    By dagny501
      May 25, 2011 – 7:22 am   Permalink
  14. Why can’t I email my story?
    How do I locate my story on my “automatically set up” personal page?

    By Mark B
      May 25, 2011 – 8:54 am   Permalink
  15. figured out the email

    By Mark B
      May 25, 2011 – 9:00 am   Permalink
  16. We’re glad the email story feature is working for you. You can see your author page at http://www.blurb.com/mobile/home. If you’re not logged in to Blurb already, it will ask you for a login.

    By Kent Hall
      May 25, 2011 – 12:01 pm   Permalink
  17. Hi Dagny,
    At the moment, the Blurb Mobile team is busy working on the iPhone app and that is their main focus. Believe us, if we could make this app available for use on all smart phones, we would. We’re taking it one step at a time and will be sure to send out news of new capabilities and versions as soon as we have them.
    All best,
    Eileen H.

      May 25, 2011 – 12:11 pm   Permalink
  18. I, too, am a big fan of blurb, and Android user… any update on development and release status for a blurb mobile Android app?

      September 14, 2011 – 7:48 am   Permalink
  19. Hi Celine,
    At this time we’re just continuing to develop Blurb Mobile for the iPhone (new social sharing features and more). Great things will continue to come so keep checking the blog and opt-in to our emails for the latest on all our developments for bookmaking and storytelling. Thanks for being a fan!
    best,
    Eileen H.

      September 14, 2011 – 10:14 am   Permalink
  20. My students created a video that I would like to show to class and when I try to export it to camera roll it says it was unable to finish exporting. Any solutions?

    By Celia
      March 15, 2012 – 9:34 am   Permalink
  21. Hey Cella,

    Try contacting our support team at the following link: http://bit.ly/jr06Fj

    best

    Kent

    By Kent
      March 15, 2012 – 9:37 am   Permalink
  22. I was excited to find the app on your website after ordering a book so I downloaded the free app on my iPhone. I also bought the $.99 upgrade. Then I went to my iPad and saw the app as I have the 2 devices set to sync over wi-fi but my iPad doesn’t have the upgrade. I know it’s only $.99 but I was a little surprised that I had to pay for the upgrade for each device given it seems to be the same app for both iPad and iPhone. Otherwise, it seems like a fun new and innovative way to share my photos/videos with family and friends.

    By Cynthia
      April 3, 2012 – 2:54 pm   Permalink
  23. Hey Cynthia,

    I’m glad you like it. I think it’s a really fun and useful little app. I’m not sure about the policy on app upgrades. I can ask around about that.

    best

    Kent

    By Kent
      April 4, 2012 – 11:01 am   Permalink
  24. Still anxious for an android app for book editing on my tablet. Any plans for this?

    By lisa
      May 21, 2012 – 6:56 pm   Permalink
  25. Hey Lisa,

    I can’t say anything specific as to our plans, but we know it’s important that people are able to create on the tools that they use and love.

    best

    Kent

    By Kent
      May 22, 2012 – 10:13 am   Permalink
  26. No android version still? You do realise more people have android tablets and phones than iPhone? you could lose out to another business.

    By Miles
      October 3, 2012 – 7:30 am   Permalink
  27. Hey Miles,

    I’m afraid that right now we’re not producing an Android version. Though it’s good to know you’re interested.

    best

    kent

    By Kent
      October 8, 2012 – 10:48 am   Permalink
  28. Hi! I downloaded the app to my iPhone and made a story/Instagram photobook. But the book doesn’t appear when I log on to the same app on my iPad. What can I do?
    Best
    Nina

    By Nina
      March 1, 2014 – 6:21 am   Permalink
  29. Hey Nina,

    You should see all your stories under “My Stories.” But if you’re not, please contact our Support Team: http://blur.by/YdcjqC

    By Kent
      March 12, 2014 – 2:02 pm   Permalink

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