I have written about Riya here several times recently and it seems that it will be a very cool application.
I am one of the lucky ones selected to be an alpha tested of Riya but unfortunately that doesn’t do much for me because I am Mac based and the uploader for Riya is Windows only (for now, I am assured by Tara Hunt – Riya’s top evangelist). Fine, I can handle the delay – it is annoying but you come to expect it.
However, what really stuck in my throat was when I received an email from Riya this morning saying:
If you have the digital photoset and time for this testing, we will thank you by either a digital camera or if you prefer, a cash payment as follows:
1000-2000 pictures: $120
2000-3000 pictures: $150
3000+ pictures: $200
That’s great – except for the fact that as a Mac user I can’t participate in this offer – this offer is being made exclusively to Windows testers – Mac testers are being excluded by virtue of the fact that there is no Mac uploader and so no way for them to upload our 1000+ pics.
Shame on you Riya.