We’re proud to present: BeamIt, the next-gen Visual Messaging app

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We set out on a journey to give our users a powerful private messaging experience with the best photo sharing possible. We knew that there were many unmet needs in the messaging field and started looking for the best solutions.

There is a constant accelerating user demand for more privacy and control of personal communications and media. BeamIt finally satisfies that need, without sacrificing quality. And now its live in the App Store.

We know that sharing photos has become a very important feature in messaging apps, but still today’s sharing functionality is inflexible, bland and bloated. Photos are only treated as isolated attachments instead of being a real part of your story. BeamIt allows you to share your visual story in a vivid, powerful and private way.

We wanted a user interface that wows you, so we seamlessly combined photos and text in a stunning interface and delivered a bunch of features new to the messaging and media-sharing world:

- Unique Photo Drawers™and simultaneous multi-sharing of content to various groups

- Like and comment on photos and messages within the thread

- Unsend any message or photo you posted accidentally to any group

- Offline support for composing and curating 

More on these features in the days to come.

Let’s BeamIt now and download the app on the iTunes Store and beamitapp.com.

If you have feedback after playing with BeamIt, drop us a line at team@beamitapp.com.

PS. We are working on a Web and Android version too that will come soon

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Posted on 26th June 2014

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  • Today, we celebrated the Android launch!

    One of our team members made two cakes especially for this event - one had a little Android on it, and the other had the Cooliris app icon. They were delicious!

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    We’re so excited that Cooliris is now available for Android phones. Now, Android users can easily browse through 16 different media sources, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram through our beautiful 3D wall!

    For the Android users who haven’t gotten the app yet, you can download it for free on Google Play http://on.cooliris.com/1koQZaG. And if you like the app, don’t forget to rate it!

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    Posted on 9th May 2014

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  • What an exciting day - we’re introducing the Cooliris app for Android phones!

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    We’re so proud to announce the highly-anticipated launch of Cooliris for Android. While our iOS users already connected over 4 billion photos with Cooliris, the Android version was the number one feedback we got from user requests.

    Now, with today’s release, users on Android will also be able to personalize their media hub in Cooliris!

    Bring all your photo sources at one fingertip! Have 16 different media sources, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Dropbox, in one place and easily browse through the beautiful 3D wall. Last, but not least you can also selectively share your photos with the default sharing panel!!

    Check it out! It’s free here!

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    Posted on 1st May 2014

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  • April Fools’ – The Cooliris way!

    Today is April Fools’ Day and as you should know by now, we at Cooliris never let a holiday go by without commemorating it! Instead of celebrating April 1st with pranks like foiling each other’s desk or putting tacks on office chairs (so mean!), we decided to put our spin on April Fool’s and make today about something positive. 

    We tied balloons attached with positive, inspirational quotes to everyone’s desk! Everyone smiled about the pleasant surprise when they came into the office and the outcome of our April Fools’ was fun and happy. 

    Happy April 1st from all of us here at Cooliris. Hope your day is filled with laughter!

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    Posted on 1st April 2014

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  • Cooliris at the Color Run

    Last weekend, some of us participated in the Color Run in San Francisco.

    The Color Run, also known as “the Happiest 5K on the Planet”, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Given how amazing that sounds, we immediately decided to set up our own team, named “CoolRunnings”, inspired by the eponymous movie.

    Bright and early at 7:30am, we met each other at the starting line, armed with colored headbands, “happy-tattoos” and white shirts – ready to run the happiest 5k ever! Once the start signal sounded off with the DJ counting down, the energy was amazing and we couldn’t stop smiling.

    At different stations along the course, every runner was blasted with colored powder, so at the end our originally pristine white shirts were beautifully colored. Our faces, arms and legs were also covered with blue, green, orange, pink and purple powder. It was a (literally) colorful experience!

    When we crossed the finish line, we were greeted by a giant party where all the runners danced together and threw bags of colored powder in the air - it was a truly unique and fun experience that we can’t wait to take part in again!

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    Posted on 20th March 2014

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  • Brainstorming sessions at the new Cooliris HQ

    It’s that time of the day again, when we all huddle together to get our creative juices flowing!

    We at Cooliris have been having some fun brainstorming sessions over the last few days. It’s amazing to see how the ideas generated in our brainstorming room can grow into something really great!

    To get the best results we always start with little games, to get everyone into the right mood and to stimulate the creative thinking. For example by throwing a ball randomly to one team member, we encourage them to think in new and unexpected directions. Everyone has to think on their feet as the ball gets tossed towards them. Hence creating an environment, where all ideas - even the craziest ones, are more than welcome, making the session more fun and productive.

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    To come up with great ideas, we encourage each other to think out of the box, while having fun and with no pressure at all. And before you know it, instead of one there will be ten good ideas to choose from. 

    We love how our room looks like after such sessions. Post-its and happy faces everywhere. 

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    Stay tuned, if you want to see what we came up with during our brainstorming sessions at the new HQ… ;)

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    Posted on 12th March 2014

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  • We have moved: Cooliris rocks the new office

    We’ve been rocking out to the energy of this awesome new space in San Francisco!. Our team-mates worked super hard last weekend to get this space in order.  Here’s a time-lapse gif of how they did just that!

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    Special thanks to our teammates Gosia, Alec, Myyen, Scott, Adam, Alex, Howard, Sebastian, Hamon and many others who were the engines powering the move-in process and did a fantastic job of setting everything up.

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    Posted on 19th February 2014

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  • Bringing the “cool” to SF

    We at Cooliris have some big news to share - we are bringing our “cool” to San Francisco!

    Cooliris HQ has moved up north to the new epicenter of tech innovation and creativity, the beautiful fog city of San Francisco. Our stunning new office (check out the video below to see for yourself) has put us amidst the robust start up environment the Bay Area is famous for. Shoutout to our new neighbors Apportable, Twitter, Square, Uber, and many more.

    Goodbye Palo Alto - thanks for the good times, and hello San Francisco! Stay tuned to see what the combination of our innovation and the inspiring energy of SF will result in.

    Posted on 18th February 2014

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  • Cool-Valentine’s Day!

    Have you noticed pink hues and heart shapes gradually taking over shop fronts and restaurant interiors over the course of the past week? Flower stands popping up on busy streets, chocolates galore, and images of plump-winged cupids drawing attention wherever one goes.

    All this comes as no surprise, as today, all the build up and excitement culminates in the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day. Here at Cooliris HQ, we celebrated February 14th in a way that let everyone partake. Today, some of our teammates volunteered to be cupids (wings and bow included!) and gave out beautiful flowers and yummy chocolates to everyone at the office. Fun ensued and the photographers from our team got some great shots for us to share.

    Special thanks to our cupids, Alex and Hamon!

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone, and may Cupid find you too!

    Posted on 14th February 2014

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  • How to privately share photos with Cooliris Groups

    Cooliris already lets you view your photos from 20 sources. But what if you want to share photos you discover more privately, with a select group of people? Well, the Cooliris groups feature is perfect for that. You can create a closed group with a customizable number of participants, all of whom can contribute their unique media and message content.

    It’s easy to start a private group

    Just launch the Cooliris app and you’ll find the “Groups” window right there on the homepage.

    1. Start a new group by tapping the pen and paper icon at the top righthand corner. When the group window appears, you can add members to it by typing their email addresses, selecting them from your Facebook friends list, or a combination of both. Optionally, customize your group with a title.

    2. To capture photos or upload those from your device, just tap the camera icon. Drop in as many photos as you like and even type a comment to describe to your friends what you’re sharing.

    3. Just tap the “done” icon in the top right corner and you will have created a group. It’s as easy as that. Your new group will appear in the list of groups you are a part of.

    Sharing between groups and sources

    With groups you can share photos from any source to anyone you wish. For example, say you want to share multiple photos you found from multiple sources like Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, all to one small subset of friends.

    1. Go into any source within Cooliris and select your desired photos from the 3D wall by tapping them.

    2. Tap and select the photos you want to share from that source

    3. Select the group you want to add these to, and they will immediately appear there! Add photos from another source to same group, just repeat the steps above.

    Sharing via Cooliris groups is tons a fun and saves you time. Play around with it and you’ll discover the amazing ease with which you can now share from any of your sources with those close to you.

    Download Cooliris to begin sharing your photos privately in groups. 

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    Posted on 3rd February 2014

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