Frequently Asked Questions

So how much is this going to cost me?

Adding Ostetso to your app is free and easy. We have priced Ostetso to encourage our partners to grow their user base without incurring unreasonable expenses. As your app gains users and passes certain milestones in content storage you will be charged based on the amount of data transferred and stored. Ostetso will purge old content from servers to ensure that your data usage remains manageable and free. If you would like to retain your customer's data indefinitely you should chose one of the premium plans that best fits your needs. See the Pricing section for more details.

How much work is it to integrate Ostetso into my app?

Pretty darn easy actually. See the SDK section for all the details.

Does Ostetso support any other data/media types beyond just images?

Although the Ostetso framework has been designed to support a variety of media content, the initial release will be limited to images only. But please contact us if your app has some unique requirements and we'll see what we can do!

My app also/only runs on the Android platform - do you support that too?

Not yet, unfortunately, but we're working on it. Send us an email letting us know you're interested and we'll let you know when we're ready for that!

Can I see it in action?

Absolutely! Go grab our super simple sample sharing app, which we've imaginatively named Share Pictures, to see exactly how Ostetso works in the real world. You can also go grab any of the apps that our other partners have created.

I like the idea of adding a social network to my app, but I do not want my users to see images other than those generated by my apps. Can Ostetso do anything about that?

Yes! Check out the premium Ostetso account types. For a small subscription fee you can specify that your gallery will only show content from your own app(s).

What if my users don't want to share certain photos at all?

Even though Ostetso is primarily about sharing content with others in your app-community, we certainly understand that sometimes people don't want everything to be shown to everybody. The Ostetso framework allows a user to specifically mark images they create as 'private' so they won't be seen by everybody. They will, of course, still be able to do targeted sharing via email, SMS, Facebook, etc.

Do I lose the ability to track what my users are doing when they're using the Ostetso gallery?

Nope, not at all. Just because you're using a 3rd party framework shouldn't mean you can't keep track of your user's behaviors. Ostetso will pass information about all the user's interactions back to the host app, allowing you to log these interactions yourself, or to easily pass them on to an analytics service such as Flurry or Localytics.

Do you put your branding on anything in the framework?

Yes, there's a small 'Powered by Ostetso' label on the main sharing page, and the information button on the gallery also talks about Ostetso a little bit. However you can remove all branding if you want for a low monthly fee.