Amiglia First to Release a Riya Mash-Up Integrating Face Recognition in Family Albums

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Social software leaps forward today as Amiglia -- MySpace for families -- integrates Riya's facial recognition technology in its flagship Family 2.0 networking site.

"Our first real mashup! Check out: http://www.amiglia.com"
-Riya's Blog (http://blog.riya.com)

Amiglia today becomes the first to release a Web 2.0 mash-up of Riya. This means that Amiglia users can easily import all the photos Riya has recognized into their family album at http://www.amiglia.com. Amiglia is the first family networking site to integrate Riya's newly opened face recognition REST (REpresentational State Transfer) API in order to create a unique way of organizing your ever increasing family digital photos in a family tree. Users across the world are already taking the thousands of photos they've uploaded to Riya and using Amiglia to organize and publish a collaborative photo album that links their family members in related nuclear sites.

Amiglia is focused on family networks, tying a visual and interactive family tree to an online photo album. Amiglia gives people of all ages an easy, fun and rewarding way to connect nuclear and distant family, discover and archive old photos of common relatives and keep up to date with each other. The site includes a family calendar, birthday email reminders, family facebook, mp3 uploads for slideshows, unlimited photo and video uploads, favorite recipes, family stories and bios, trip/vacation maps and powerful photo tagging and search. As it releases this Riya integration, Amiglia is the first family photo sharing site to let you import your family photos that have passed face recognition and people tagging on Riya.

"Riya's API allowed us to give our users the best of Riya and the best of Amiglia," said Paul Berry, Amiglia's Co-Founder and CEO. "Users can upload their photos to Riya, define a photo as matching a particular person, and then use face recognition to scan all the photos and match them to that person. Then users can import the results into Amiglia where they can use our best-of-breed family organization system, including the interactive family tree to create a truly impressive family album."

Amiglia is also looking forward to integrating additional Riya features by using Riya’s evolving API. This could include features such as digital processing of scanned old paper photos with text-engravings, as well as auto cropping of faces on images for the family face book on the family's Amiglia site.

Amiglia offers a free 30 day trial with introductory pricing of $49.95 for an annual subscription thereafter.

About Amiglia

Amiglia is a breakthrough family networking site with a service focused on family trees, photo albums and more. The service provides and easy and fun way for people of all ages an easy and fun way to connect nuclear and distant family, discover and archive old photos of common relatives and keep up to date with each other. Amiglia is built by a family for families and is led by a seasoned team of professionals with deep experience in social software, contagious media, web-based consumer services and business planning. For more information, visit http://www.amiglia.com

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