Photo service Cooliris has released an update to its iOS app that includes better discovery features for photos along with integration with Dropbox. This update comes as the app is being used in 75 countries with over 3 million installs. The app is already integrated with social networks like Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Flickr and has already collected at least a billion photos.
Cooliris is a media sharing app that looks to take photos and videos and pass them along to your friends and family. The service takes a more modern look at viewing photos and imports them from a multitude of sources. In November, when the company released an iOS update, there were over 250 million photos viewed on the iOS platform. It is remarkable how that has grown in just over three months.
As TNW’s Robin Wauters reported when he interviewed Cooliris’ CTO Austin Shoemaker, 600 million of the 1 billion photos were connected to the app by iPad owners. 200 million photos have been viewed on the device to date. What’s more, 550 photos are being viewed on the iPad app every day, while 22 million have been ‘pinched’ so far.
With the update, users will find that friends’ photos have been integrated further into the app. What this means is that Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, and Renren photos from friends, followers, and contacts will be surfaced to create what Cooliris calls a “stunning, comprehensive experience.” These photos are displayed in a single place to get a complete view of what people are sharing.
The company has also added a new integrated service. With Dropbox, users can now “bulk save” photos from any source directly into a folder within the cloud storage service. This way, it believes will create a fast and easy way to organize and save photo collections from mobile devices. Users can also explore, display, and share photos right from Dropbox either publicly or privately.
While Cooliris has already integrated with Google Drive, with this update, the app now brings in folder navigation that users have become familiar with in that service. Now, when photos are being saved, users can specify specific folders to upload to.
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