Cooliris Partners China’s Tencent, Russia’s Yandex & Evernote | Users Can Access Photos From Over 20 Networks

Jul 15, 2013 • Apps & Software, iPad, iPhone
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CoolirisCooliris, the creator of the Android Gallery application has partnered with Tencent, China’s largest and most used internet service portal, and Yandex, Russia’s leading internet search provider and technology developer and note-taker Evernote in a move that will make that will help users access all their photos from over 20 major photo sources.

Free iPad and iPhone Apps

Now available for free on iPad and iPhone in the iTunes App Store, the Cooliris app for iPad and iPhone also introduces new and deeper integrations with popular photo sources and more customizability for users. The deal also brings Cooliris to a global scale with localized experiences.

According to Angus Logan, Group Product Marketing Manager, SkyDrive, “Cooliris has long created some of the most unique photo viewing experiences around, so we’re thrilled that the hundreds of millions of people who use SkyDrive will now get to view their personal content in a whole new way.”

Cooliris, with its new partnerships, improved user customizability and deeper integration with popular photo sources, has a strengthened market position as the complete media hub for photo discovery and sharing.

Cooliris All ImagesLocalized Content Chinese & Russian Market

The apps growing was also felt in China and Russia with incredible engagement from users.Soujanya Bhumkar, Cooliris CEO said, “With our previous localized integrations of Renren and Yandex.Fotki, we saw incredible engagement from users in China and Russia. By expanding our relationship with Yandex and beginning a new partnership with Tencent, we’re extremely excited to continue this exponential growth trajectory.”

The partnerships with Tencent and Yandex bring new localized, relevant content to Chinese and Russian users, respectively. Chinese users of Tencent Weibo, China’s largest microblogging platform, can now seamlessly browse thousands of their photos in seconds, all within the award-winning Cooliris app. Similarly, Russian users can access photos from Yandex.Images, Russia’s leading image search service, and Yandex.Disk, the country’s most popular online cloud storage solution.

Over a Half a Million Video Files Uploaded Daily

China’s Tencent was very excited to welcome the partnership with Cooliris citing it will bring its users a stunning way to browse their photos while Natalia Khaitina, Head of Cloud Solutions at Yandex said  that over a half of the millions of files daily uploaded to the Yandex.Disk service are photos and other graphic images and Cooliris will help expand the range of Yandex.Disk  and give its users a new convenient way to view their photos.

Cooliris latest release integrates photos from Evernote, Tumblr and SkyDrive and lets users customize their home screen to include only the sources that matter most to them, thus creating a unique, personal experience for each user.

Discover New Photos by Searching For Hashtags

Cooliris also released a more deeply integrated sharing and discovery experience for existing sources, such as Instagram and Facebook to allow users discover new photos by searching for hashtags and tapping on usernames to easily pivot to a new wall of their photos. The new version also enables following new people, liking photos and sharing photos to Facebook with customizable captions, all without leaving the Cooliris app.

Sam Wakoba

Sam Wakoba travels around the world's technology hubs and events writing about startups, VC’ s and ventures. Spends nights reviewing trending gadgets, ICT initiatives, and disrupting technology.

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