#LetsBeamIt: A new private sharing experience for families!

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Gone are the days when Mom had to worry about photo privacy, constantly wondering who exactly and how many people could see the photos she posted to Facebook. Luckily, BeamIt by Cooliris is finally here with the solution! Our new private messaging app combines a stunning photo sharing experience with fun and easy messaging features. While BeamIt retains many of the classic and favorite social networking features such as the ability to comment & “like”, you never have to actually log in to any social network. The app is designed strictly for private groups that you create yourself. This means you control exactly who sees your photos, so you can share pictures of the family securely and even to multiple different groups at once!

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Whether you want to share hundreds of photos from a family vacation or just a few from another day at the park with your kids, BeamIt is the perfect place to do it. With BeamIt’s Photo Drawers, you can easily share hundreds of photos in one upload, all in full resolution, without interrupting the flow of the conversation.

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Finally, Mom can share and comment those funny bathtub photos of her kids without the whole world having to see them! :)

BeamIt is available for free on iTunes. Web app and Android version are in the works!

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Posted on 10th July 2014

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  • We are getting major momentum in Asia: Cooliris gets the media buzzing

    The press has spoken; they absolutely love Cooliris and its gang. And this is how we show our appreciation for all the support they have given us; by honoring them all with a post on our website. And of course, for our readers, to find the news about Cooliris all in one place.
    As the world prepares for the ominous ides of March, we here quite enjoyed the popularity this month brought for us. At the outset was an epic article written by Robin Wauters titled:

    Here are 600 million reasons to replace the Photos app on your iPad with Cooliris

    Writing for TheNextWeb, Wauters summarizes the Cooliris journey and the milestones it has achieved on the way. In fact it was a great compliment to read that he has replaced  the Photo’ app on his iPad. In his own words, “ I’ve replaced the Photos app on my iPad 2 to see if it’s an adequate alternative, and was pleasantly surprised” . The best part is the article was shared 4784 times so far.  You can read the rest of what Wauters said about us here:

    http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/03/07/cooliris-ipad-app-stats/

    But it wasn’t all play at the Cooliris HQ, as our team headed by CEO Soujanya Bhumkar left for a tour to Asia. First on their itinerary was the bustling Japanese city of Tokyo. Cooliris being super popular in Japan, with our second highest downloads coming from there, it was no surprise how responsive the tech media was to us. One of the most popular tech writers in Japan, Techdoll, tweeted about us to her thousands of followers and Techwave Japan organized an interview with our CEO and other editors. Rick Martin of the ever popular Start-up Dating Japan had this to write after a sit-down with Soujanya;

    “ Catching up with the CoolIris team in Tokyo” http://www.startup-dating.com/2013/03/cooliris-japan

    Next stop was the effervescent South Korea. The media was buzzing with the idea of interviewing the Cooliris team. Each media outlet contacted was eager to send their reporters for a meeting with the Cooliris team. Language was not a barrier, it was their enthusiasm that made for excellent press. The first morning our team was met by the popular ZDNet, whose article can be found here:

    http://www.zdnet.co.kr/news/news_view.asp?artice_id=20130313160632&type=xml

    Korea’s number one IT Trade paper, The Electronic Times, also featured Cooliris

    http://www.etnews.com/news/contents/internet/2734535_1488.html

    It was a busy morning with Korea’s number one Economic Paper, The Maeil Economic Newspaper had their time with the team as well:

    http://news.mk.co.kr/newsRead.php?year=2013&no=191381

    Known as one of Korea’s most popular tech news sites, Bloter.Net also took the time out to meet with our team

    http://www.bloter.net/archives/146718

    It was a busy first day, but there was no stopping the media in Korea. The next day, Korea’s oldest and largest English news publication, The Korea Times, sat down for an interview with our CEO:

    http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/people/2013/03/178_132064.html

    It has been a great few weeks for Cooliris in the media and we humbled by the coverage we have gotten, especially from across the shores. It just gives us the impetus to work harder and come out with ever cooler updates for everyone to enjoy.

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    Posted on 17th March 2013

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  • The All-New Facebook experience, brought to you with Cooliris

    Cooliris Stamp Whats NewIn creating the new Cooliris, one of our goals was to take the numerous amounts of media shared on all your different networks and create an easy way to discover and share those photos. That way you can avoid the headache from data overload and instead view all your beautiful photos in one place. Cooliris brings together photos from your favorite sources, including Facebook, Instagram, and your own Camera Roll, all in one fast, fluid, and visually stunning app.

    Let’s check out four of the new features incorporated with Facebook on Cooliris.

    View photos from your News Feed, Tags and Albums on the stunning 3D Wall

    Open up Facebook on Cooliris and you’ll immediately see all the photos from your News Feed, which you can swipe, zoom, and flip through on the 3D Wall. You can also toggle between your personal Albums, Cover Photos, and Photos Tagged of You through the drop down navigation menu at the top of the screen.

    Share any of your Facebook photos into close-knit conversations

    Cooliris allows you to share any of your Facebook photos in private 1-on-1 or group conversations, whether it be from your News Feed or own albums. Now you can have a conversation around any topic or set of photos from multiple networks including Facebook. Select photos by pressing the share button in the upper right and selecting, or by holding down on a photo. Then press the share button again and the Conversations Menu Panel will slide out.

    Share photos by selecting from any existing conversation, or create a new one. When creating a new conversation, Cooliris will autofill will contacts from your Facebook Friends and local Address Book. You can even send to anyone, even if they don’t currently have a Cooliris account.

    Easily save photos from Facebook to your personal library with just a tap

    When you want to save any photo in Facebook, press the Share button in the upper right. Then select all the photos you want to download to your camera roll and click Save. You can also select photos by holding down on an image.

    Batch upload multiple photos at a time to Facebook from your mobile device

    Have several photos from your mobile library or Instagram that you want to upload to Facebook? It’s easy. Just press share, select, and “Share to Facebook” in the Conversations Menu Panel. All the photos will be added to your Facebook Timeline for all your friends to see.

    Enjoy these and many more new features by downloading the all-new Cooliris app for iPhone and iPad in the App Store. Have more feedback? Let us know at team@cooliris.com, and tell us your favorite #NewCooliris features on FB and Twitter!

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    Posted on 27th July 2012

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  • The new cool is here - Introducing the all-new Cooliris

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    We’re excited to introduce the all-new Cooliris, available now for iPad and iPhone in the App Store. Before going into the details, let’s backtrack so you get the whole picture.

    When we first released the Cooliris 3D Wall as a browser extension in 2008, it enabled a stunning new way to browse media on the desktop, allowing you to consume images, photos and videos from the web like never before. The product was well received by millions and we received tangible feedback from hundreds of thousands of users from around the world. You said the Cooliris Wall was a great way to browse search results for images, to see large sets of photos and videos, and experience galleries embedded by webmasters on their own websites. Bringing the Wall to market was an extraordinary experience for us.

    Simultaneously, an interesting shift was taking place in the landscape. With the introduction and hyperscaling of iOS and Android mobile devices, the world began going mobile, opening up opportunities to experience digital media in a new ways. Handbags and pockets held powerful cameras and phones, and new services enabled everyone to become a photographer. You started posting and publishing beautiful photos to Facebook and Instagram, or just taking them to remember and share, and we were getting started on how we could make the process even better.

    We embraced mobile by being part of something big. We worked closely with Andy Rubin at Google to create the Android Gallery, which became the default native app for Android 2.1 and above.

    Fast forward to present day, and we’re leveraging all our learnings from our past successes and mistakes, and are proud to present to the world today a brand new app for iPad and iPhone. You kept telling us the Cooliris Wall was meant for tablets and mobile phones, and we heard loud and clear.

    The all new Cooliris app is the fast, fluid, and stunning new way to explore, discover, and share photos. We’ve chosen your favorite sources - Facebook, Instagram, Google Images, and of course your personal photo library on your device - and seamlessly combined them into an easy-to-use iPad and iPhone app. You can swipe, zoom, and efficiently navigate through thousands of photos on the Cooliris 3D Wall, then selectively share them with people you care about in private 1-on-1 or group conversations, or publish it to a broader audience by sharing it to your Facebook Timeline.

    Try Cooliris for showcasing your photography collection, sharing personal moments with your family, or simply as a better way to enjoy your favorite photos.

    We’ve had a lot of fun building the all-new Cooliris, and we hope you enjoy discovering, experiencing, and sharing photos as much as we do. We strive to be the best in immersive and visual rich media experiences, and today we are starting the next chapter. Download the all-new Cooliris App for iPad and iPhone in the iTunes App Store today! To learn more about the app, check out the demo video.

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    Posted on 26th July 2012

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