My Face

Cell phones have come a long way since their original introduction into the marketplace. We’ve gone from simple monochrome displays to high-resolution smart phones with all kinds of free games and utilities! One thing that has stayed to same for quite a while is that it is a pain to try and add pictures to all of your contacts. Paragon Services is looking to change all of that with their new free “My Face” utility!

While there have been other apps that have offered ways to get photos for your contact list, for the most part, they are all tied to a particular social interface. My Face instead uses only your phone number and name to deliver photos to you and your friends!

When you open up the app the first thing you’ll want to do is fill in the information on the “Settings” screen. You’ll need to enter some basic information that includes your phone number and initials. Once you’ve got that you can select a photo by touching the “Choose My Picture” button and getting a photo either from your iPhone’s camera or from your photo album.

Once you’re ready to upload your photo just touch the “Upload My Picture” button from the main menu. The first time you do this you’ll see a prompt telling you that you’re going to receive a text message with a link in it. All you have to do is click on the link in the text message that you receive and your photo will be uploaded and linked to your phone number! While this may seem a little annoying, it is for security reasons and it only has to be done the first time you upload a photo.

Well, now that you’ve got your photo into the system it’s time to download all your friend’s photos! All you have to do is touch the “Get Contact Pictures” and it will check for and download all of them that are available. A prompt will come up below the first picture downloaded that that asks if you want to Ignore or Accept it. You can also choose to just “Accept All Contact Pictures” if you don’t want to go through all of them one at a time.

The final link from the main menu is a “Tell My Friends” button. If an app like this is really going to be useful your friends are going to have to upload their pictures to it as well, and this link offers a quick and easy way to send an email to your friends asking them to download this app and upload their photos!

My initial impressions of this app are that it does what it sets out to do quickly and easily. A huge plus is that not only is the app free but there is a version of it coming to the Android OS very soon. With it being cross platform and free there is a real chance that the app could become popular enough to be useful if word continues to go around! So what are you waiting for? Be an early adopter and upload your picture to My Face today!

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