today announced Mediashare 3.0. It’s a “next generation” photo and video album service targeted at consumers. Despite the version number, Mediashare 3.0 is the first of several applications to be released by the broadband application maker.
Mediashare enables users to create an electronic album of videos and photos in less than five minutes, according to the company. The contents are stored online in servers hosted by Neptune — users of Mediashare are equipped with their own unique Web address — username.neptune.com.
Neptune indicated that Mediashare works “seamlessly” across both Mac and PC platforms, and despite the company’s focus on broadband applications, Mediashare is still oriented towards providing online users limited to narrowband access with the ability to create and view photo albums (video will be limited to broadband, however).
Mediashare is funded by a monthly subscription model broken into several tiered packages — Standard, which provides up to 25MB of storage for US$6.95 per month; Gold, which goes to 100MB for $9.95 per month; and Platinum, which provides up to 300MB of storage for $19.95 per month. Neptune explained that it hopes to partner with companies that can help promote the service, such as broadband ISPs, digital camera and PC OEMs, and others.