Many of our readers have eagerly been anticipating the release of Flipnote Studio for DSiWare. For those not in the know this is a FREE application that allows you to create your own notepad style animations and upload them for others to see on the web.
The good news is for North American DSi owners is that is it available for download NOW! Go check the DSi Shop if you don’t believe us. Amazing scenes!
Europe will get this useful app on Friday, August 14th so we’ll all be sketching and sharing our artwork together very soon.
Why not share your creations with us below? Here are the embedding instructions.
Here is the full press release from Hatena:
Hatena launches North American website for use with Flipnote Studio application for the Nintendo DSi Hatena and Nintendo Cooperatively Develop User Generated Content Service for the Global Marketplace
Japan’s popular animation/video sharing online service now available for Nintendo DSi™.
Hatena Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kyoto, Japan, President & CEO Junya Kondo) is one of Japan’s leading web service providers with over 1,000,000 users that developed one of Japan’s first online blogging services and operates Japan’s most popular social bookmarking service. Hatena is recognized as a cutting edge developer of the next generation of web services and for its unique ability to quickly develop new technologies, as well as for hiring many of Japan's most talented software engineers. In 2008, Hatena began working with Nintendo Co., Ltd., also based in Kyoto, Japan, to cooperatively develop the concept of Flipnote Hatena, the first Internet based user generated content service for Nintendo DSi (named Ugomemo Hatena for the Japanese market). Flipnote Hatena is an animation/video sharing website for users of the free application Flipnote Studio (called Ugoku Memocho in Japan) exclusively for Nintendo DSi. The Flipnote Hatena service is operated by Hatena and has been enjoying great popularity since its launch on December 24, 2008 in Japan, with over 1,000,000 uploads during the first 6 months of operation. At this time, Hatena and Nintendo are pleased to announce that the expanded and localized Flipnote Hatena service for North America is now available, and will be available for Europe and Australia/New Zealand on August 14, 2009. The website will be accessible in 6 languages including English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.
An online service that works together with Flipnote Studio
Flipnote Studio is an application for the Nintendo DSi that can be downloaded at no cost from the Nintendo DSi Shop (Broadband Internet connection required). Flipnote Studio provides users with simple tools that let them draw and save a series of images to create an animation reminiscent of flipping through a notepad called a Flipnote. Users can add sound to their Flipnotes using the built-in microphone of Nintendo DSi or by using sounds they previously recorded in the Nintendo DSi Sound application. Flipnotes can also be created using black and white images imported from user’s Nintendo DSi Camera album. After connecting to the Flipnote Hatena service from within the Flipnote Studio application, users can view and download other people’s Flipnotes, and modify them to create their own works. Once people become registered users of the Flipnote Hatena website (http://flipnote.hatena.com/), users can also upload and share their own completed animations for others to view and download.
Free, easy-to-use and family oriented: Flipnote Hatena
Flipnote Hatena is a free and easy-to-use online service that allows users to upload their clips to the Internet to share with friends, family and the whole world. Users of the website can easily flag content for removal which violate the community guidelines or are otherwise socially unacceptable in order to maintain a safe environment for users of all ages. Clips are divided into separate channels organized by themes for easy uploading and viewing, including a Beginner’s Channel. Animated clips uploaded to the service are ranked and listed by their popularity, and users can communicate interactively by adding handwritten comments to clips and “Stars” to show their appreciation of other users’ clips.
About Hatena Co., Ltd.
Hatena Co., Ltd. is based in Kyoto, Japan and offers a variety of services such as blogs, photo-sharing, and social bookmarking for the Japanese market. Hatena established a US subsidiary, Hatena Inc. (http://www.hatena.com/) in 2006, which is based in Los Altos, California and has localized their Hatena Haiku service for markets outside of Japan.
FINALLY! I do not know what the fuss is about Flipnote Studio, but I might download this!
Nice. Already downloaded.
downloaded ! but can some one tell me if its version 2 ?
Already have it.
Holy barf. Getting tonight.
What a surprise! This just came without warning.
Damnit. This, Mighty Flip Champs, and Asphalt 4 are worth getting a DSi for - and I'm out of cash. [email protected]#$#&&*(!
My first published one!
Why is NOA so spazzy with its release schedule? Gonna try it out since it's free though.
Pissing my pants. What a suprise
Wow, this is really well done considering its from nintendo, and Im talking about the online. Its not what youd expect from a nintendo app
Yay the complaining of when do we get it is over!
Awesome! I just saw my first Nintendolife flipnote.
Made it to the library here in NH just in time to hear the news, this is fantastic But of course, my DSi battery dies so I have to come back later god dammit But Europe, sorry, but you just got owned while your BACKS were turned
Downloading now, to see what the hubbub is all about , that and it's free! I hope it's easy to animate I'm so crappy with the DSi screen as far as drawing goes
Lol, sorry for Europe, you thought you finally got it first, but dont worry, you got civilization first
free is a very good price
Ok, This is starting to irritate me. I have searched around the online section of Flipnote for a good 15 minutes and cannot for the life of me, find the option to post a Flipnote! Can someone please tell me how to do this!
Go to Channels, pick the appropriate channel, pick description, pick Post.
Oh, I feel dumb.........Thanks!
Wow, I sure wasn't expecting THIS! Great timing, though, since I only just got my first taste of what this program can apparently do from that website. Gotta go try it out!
Ooh! Big surprise, this is great, no more "where's Flipnote Studio" complains from NA , hopefully EU will join very soon .
changes pants ahh thats better. now its all a matter of mooching off my friends internet and I got it!
Wow, signing in for the Hatena website is really hard for some reason, first it says I'm a child, then it says my birth dates don't match up, which I checked and are fine, weird.
Woah! It's the first non-Monday update ever! Freaky! Wow, I'm DLing right now*! Cause it's FREE!!!!! I still think there should be a "review" or something.
So much for all the "Europe gets everything first" comments lately...
ALright, I posted my flipnote, where do I find the giant number to embed the video?
EDIT: Success, you need to get on the webpage itself to find the number
@ Token Girl. Prehaps Nintendo of America thinks surprises are a good thing.
@Bahamut ZERO: They reviewed the DSi browser, y'know. I'm quite certain they'll review this as well.
Here is my first Flipnote. It is supposed to be drawings on a frosted window.
The Corbinator will have a review up soon enough. This might be a reason to buy a DSi for some!
@Soliloquy - Don't forget the square brackets! lol
Daz, why do I always think Blanka's doing something rude in your avatar?
I downloaded it, haven't used it yet, but I'm still just stunned that this happened. And finally, the complaining will end!
I almost cried when I read that title. THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER!! First LKS, then this?
Shocking, isn't it? Downloading the game as we speak. And it's finished. Can't wait to try it, especially since it's free.
I feel nice for you guys but this is just SO shocking!
Lucky you guys. Do you guys like it?
Wow, that's a surprise. And nice initial contributions from everyone above; it looks like it must be an efficient enough application to get something online in just a few minutes, so that's encouraging.
So why won't Nintendo of Europe release Flipnote Studio to us Euros NOW - is it just a case of oneupmanship for NOA?
(give us mighty flip champs too, why don't you.)
@chunky_droid Blanka is innocently giving Cammy a backrub, you and your dirty mind! lol
What is it with you Europeans and your massive want for anything with the word "flip" in it?
I must say, I'm loving it. I've always wanted to make flip books since I was a kid, but I always found it so hard. This is really easy, fun, and free! I wouldn't call it a reason to buy a DSi, but it is something I would have paid for.
Maybe the reason Nintendo released Flipnote Studio so quietly and off scheduel was because they didn't want their servers to crash on monday with so many people downloading at once.
How do you post your flipnotes on this site?
NO WAY! Talk about a nice surprise!! Can't wait to get a DSi.
Just imagine if the next "surprise" was a long-awaited VC release... Hmmm...
@Bahamut ZERO: Refer to comment #19. EDIT: Never mind, I thought you wanted to know how to post to hatena. To post here, go to your animation on hatena, copy the code under "hatena notation" and paste it here between square brackets.
Does anyone have a good understanding of the stars system in place on the hatena site?
Dammit...I didn't know it was out, and I have to say at work longer today as I am uploading a huge web site and it takes sometime (need to be careful not over overwrite any files that doesn't need to be overwritten)...and to put salt in my wounds I was suppose to get off early. Oh well.
I will be getting it once I get home...and it's FREE
@bboy: I have no idea of the star system, except you can click on it as many times as you like on your own movies, destroying any credibility of the ratings system. Only 12 people have seen my movie but I have like 20 stars, lol.
EDIT: You've got quite a nice animation uploaded . Also I think you can only give people one green star, which would be a better guage on how many people like your movie.
@bboy: Where is "hatena notation" located? Step by step help please
@Bahamut: You'll find it on the actual page on the Hatena site your flipnote is on, it's to the right of your flipnote under "embed flipnote", you can copy and paste it
I foresee a forum topic specifically for Flip note animations
Downloaded it, but haven't tryed it out yet!
@Bahamut ZERO: Go to your animation. To the right of your animation should be 2 bars with a bunch of crap in them. The top one should be your animation's URL and the one underneath should be labeled "hatena notation". Copy this code. Paste the code between square brackets. ex. [......]
@jpfan1989: I guess you foresaw right! I have a thread for just that thing!
EDIT: Yes! It works! Fear the bouncing ball of DEATH!!!!
That is so freaking awesome! Finally!
Wow, now I really need a DSi
One word YES!!!! wow totally unexpected for me
I only have one block after downloading Flipnote Studio.
SWEET..... Finally something to use my DSi for again. Where the hell did I put the freakin thing? Aye, how do I post the actual video to this comment box when I make a video?
"I only have one block after downloading Flipnote Studio."
Then you need to get rid of some of those clocks and calculators.
@Objection_Blaster: You're not alone.
@Odnetnin: I only have the mario caculator and I need it for school next week.
This is awesome. Played it and I can't wait to post my first picture on there.
Nice one, sirgrim.
Curses. Really need to get a DSi.
@pixelman I made a super-simple Maxwell animation to cheer you up. Sadly, I don't have an account on Hatena, so I can't post it yet.
If you are in Australia you may have just heard my scream of anger about this. MFC MvsDK and now FLIPNOTE!? Why does NA always get the good stuff first? At least it's coming out tommorow for Aus and Europe.
Awesome download, especially for free.
But jeez oh man do I suck at this.
Has anyone figured out how to "breath paint" or whatever yet? I've been blowing into this microphone until I'm blue in the face.
Am I the only one here who thinks Flipnote Studio is incredibly clunky? After fighting with it for about an hour, I had to give up. I don't even wanna THINK about how many hours some people must've wasted making their videos just perfect based on what I've seen thus far!
I DO want to know how some of them got continuous music to play on their videos, though. As far as I can tell, there's just no way!
And here was me thinking europe was going to get it before america! Stupid boy
@SSBFan12: You only have one block after buying only two things? Nintendo really screwed up here.
Hey guys, I need help posting my pictures onto Flipnotes Hantena. Can someone please help?
I just realised something...
All those people in the US that said they'd complain if they didn't get Flipnote on Monday...technically you should be complaining, since you technically DIDN'T get it on Monday
...sorry...just thought I'd better point it out...congrats, by the way! Make sure there's loads of content on the website for us to view, whydontchanow?
Go to a channel, then description, then post.
Heres my latest
I found out. Thanks. Now I'll find out how to post my Flipnotes here!
Dang it! My router isn't working! ARGH!!!!!!!!
Best PSA EVER!!!
Here is my first
Here is a other creation of mine showing you can have a all black Background
I'm only going to post a video when i make an IMPRESSIVE one. (stick figures people?)
Yeah, I don't know what the Hell I was thinking, either.
What a great day. Flipnote is far exceeding my expectations.
Here's one of Inuyasha I goofed off on for a bit.
My heart stopped when I saw this story. Who would have thought nintendo wouldn't release it on monday?
@uel: No, I mean that is the only clock/calculator app. I have a bunch of other games. My favorite game is M vs. DK then it has to be Asphalt and I have about 7 more. My most favorite app is Flipnote Studio.
How to post flipnotes here. How are you guys doin this?
I'll join the bandwagon and post here too!
This just in: Sony and Microsoft will be jelous.
OH YES!! Downloading!!
I bet that tomorrow Flipnote will be 1# on the Top 20 Downloads.
I love that lollipop one, Gabe. In fact, all of these are pretty great.
Man I wish I had a DSi.
The duel, my very first flipnote! This thing RULES!!!!!!!!!!!
Noooooooo! I want this so bad.
Finally...I don't even have a DSi and I'm happy.
it's what everyone who's already there was surely thinking :3
Wow that looks fantastic. Too bad i have the phat DS. Why god why!
American DSi update? On Wednesday? This must be Sparta!
HUST HAD TO DO THIS!
@theblackdragon: I LOL'd soooooooooo hard at that.
Makes me wish I owned a DSi.
LOL. Wow. Looks like this place has turned into Flipnote Frenzy!!!!
....so that's what flipnote studio is?!
I wish I have a DSi
Here is mine...my first attempt.
i think Flipnote is THE reason to buy a dsi!
Super cool it's free so why not download right away and have some fun !
My latest and most challenging attempt.
Well if everyone else is doing it, it HAS to be a good idea![flipnote:5CE3827031CCAE96:CCAE96_09083B6910942_000]
Ok all here is a beast of a FlipNote 81 pages
Nice NA. Nice.
Lucky fellas' : ]
Hardest flipnote Ive done.
Umm...can somebody maybe explain to me how they're making all this stuff? I couldn't even make a piece of crap animation in an hour, but my first complaint got ignored. I want to like this, but I just don't get it!
I'm sorry... I get it!
Posting these things on NLife, I get. Making them not suck, I don't. And I REALLY want to know how to make the music play for so long like some people are doing! That ability would have a HUGE impact on what I make with Flipnote.
Im registered but I cant find the option to post on the hatena homepage. Any help? Thanks
@emiru69: See post 19 on this comment thread. I think that'll solve your problem (I needed that help, too).
Thanks. I hope now works.
what?! thats not fair, why do we have to wait?
Typical, as is usually the case, NA get it first! Congratulations though. Can we get an update of a long awaited release in the middle of the week too..... just one time? No? Didn't think so.
this is good
Nice animations byw everyone....funkyyyyy, lol
I usually check gaming sites every hour.. and nothing happened.. yesterday I went out for 24 hours.. and this happened.. Sorry guys.. it was me - being online all the time - who was holding Nintendo from releasing Flipnote.. LoL
I am stealing my sister-in-laws DSi tomorrow, omg that looks so cool!
Not sure if you're still following these comments, but to answer your question about blowing to paint: all you have to do is select an area first, using the same selection tool you use to copy / paste. Once an area is selected of any shape, choose the paintbrush and the paint style you want, switch the drawing back to the bottom screen, and blow on the mic a little. It's really just a quick way to do a "paint-bucket" fill.
@stuffgamer1 first of all did you listen to the uber annoying orange flavored frog?Second did you click help and learn all the extra stuff?
To get music have advanced tools enabledhit microphone and make your own musicc or sumthing. i remixed a tight song for mine all with my voice .
@Chunck_Droid and Gabegreeens i love yours
We should all post our flipnotes here and make longest news reply comments thingies
Here is my (Extremely Simple) first flipbook thingy
This should work now...
Downloaded using my neighbors' wifi!
my first attempt
now my first attempt!
ugh....... is this right...
This will probably be lost in the flood of comments and quality of the videos, but here's mine... (took me about three hours for this one...)
Heh, this is very fun. [flipnote:53D621301E22CF87:22CF87_090890DFDE67E_005]
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