Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application.
Jamd is a new way of getting news and images from the world around you. It gives you a new, tangible way of carrying and interacting with millions of images from a constantly updated collection of news photos from the worlds of celebrity, fashion, news, and sports. Jamd Mobile is satisfies the celeb addict's needs to keep up with the latest news and imagery of favorite TV and film stars, bands, or sports teams, but also allows you to manipulate them onscreen in a variety of ways. You can also impress friends with the depth of your collection by e-mailing professional, high-quality news images sent to you from the red carpet.
Jamd is a free news application that's tailored to celebrity pursuits. Nicely designed, it lists featured articles, breaking news, and popular Hollywood stories that you can send to friends. Since this is a Getty project, photos are the real draw. In the top right corner of each story is a "stack" of images related to the story. Clicking the thumbnail takes you to a carefully arranged pile of digital images that can be pinched, expanded, rotated, and dragged around the screen. With another click to a button at the top of the application, the photos snap back to their original arrangement.
For basic instantaneous photo-surfing, Jamd's image stacks are a fun and refreshing variation. However, since images are being pulled from Getty's sprawling database, there tend to be duplicates. With photo management all but naught, users can't yet delete individual images or bookmark favorite stories or photos for later reference--short of e-mailing stacks to themselves.
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