New Lifestreaming Service Lifestream.fm Launches Under the Radar
I think I’ve stumbled on to a new Lifestreaming service at Lifestream.fm. It appears to beÂ in developmentÂ Â and I haven’tÂ seen itÂ mentioned anywhere. Nothing fancy or new here, but it has a nice clean look. It also has a lot of similarities in UI & design to Twitter.Â TheÂ profile lists a user’s name, location and website. You can view a lifestream “with other” based on a users’ friends. They also make use of the followers & following namesakes. You also have some limited options with regards to designing your page with a background image and color.
They’re currently limited to only supporting 8 services, but one of them is Xbox Live. I’ve seen this as a requested service on other Lifestreaming sites in the past, but haven’t seen it implemented before (not even Profilactic :). It states that adding the serviceÂ “Lists your last played games on Live”. I don’t have an Xbox Live account so I couldn’t test this, but I’d imagine others would like to try it.
They have several otherÂ neatÂ methods of displaying service data. I like how they diplay CD covers enhancing the recently listened to tracks from Last.fm. They also seem to have a nice method ofÂ grouping items from specific services with a clean in-page ajax expansion. They don’t offer in-line playback of videos for Youtube, butÂ offer detailed info with a mouseover.
They don’t currently offer a badge or widget but they do provide an RSS feed of your lifestream. So basically nothing really different or unique with this service (minus Xbox Live support) but still a very nice and clean simple service. Sometimes less is more and I liked the little time I spent playing with this service. As I said it appears top have launched very quiely and I’d expect more features to come.
You can visit my page on Lifestream.fm here
Update: You can see a comment below by founder Juan Xavier Larrea & you can check out his Lifestream.fm page here. I also just wanted to say that in a web world of private betas and invite only services I applaud Juan for just putting his efforts out there even if they aren’t ready for primetime. +1 for avoiding the all too common startup bullshit my friend.