Skylines launches widget that lets website owners embed topical real-time photos

Skylines launches widget that lets website owners embed topical real-time photos

Skylines, a real-time photo search engine provider, is today introducing a nifty little widget that enables website owners and publishers to display real-time images of just about anything (think: Olympics, celebrities, festivals, natural disasters, sports cars and whatnot) through a customizable frame.

The widget draws from a daily stream of over 5 million photos that are spread worldwide via services like Twitter, Instagram and Yfrog and are subsequently indexed by Skylines. The widget is free, comes in three standard sizes and be placed anywhere on a website or blog.

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Skylines says it has indexed over 1 billion photos since its debut, so there’s a lot of images to choose from. Here’s an example (search query: ‘narwhals’):

The more than 5 million photos indexed by Skylines every day are searchable by the text of the accompanying post, by the sender’s user name and location, or a combination of subjects.

In the future, Skylines plans to introduce premium versions with functions like pre-moderation and more extensive lay-out options.

Skylines was launched by founder Michiel Frackers and CEO Martijn Pannevis during the TechCrunch Disrupt New York Finals in 2011.

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