Cooliris, photo viewing and management service, just released a major update for iPad and iPhone, having added Evernote, Tumblr, SkyDrive, Tencent‘ s Weibo, and image and cloud storage services from Russia’s Yandex. Now users can access all their photos from 20 major photo sources.
Chinese users of Tencent Weibo, one of China’s leading microblogging platforms, can now browse their Weibo photos within Cooliris app. Similarly, Russian users can access photos from Yandex.Image and Yandex.Drive.
“With our previous localized integrations of Renren and Yandex.Fotki, we saw incredible engagement from users in China and Russia,” says Soujanya Bhumkar, Cooliris CEO. “By expanding our relationship with Yandex and beginning a new partnership with Tencent, we’re extremely excited to continue this exponential growth trajectory.”
Also new in today’s Cooliris release is a more deeply integrated sharing and discovery experience for existing sources, such as Instagram and Facebook. Cooliris users, for example, can now discover new photos by searching for hashtags and tapping on usernames to get to a new wall of their photos (see below). The new version also enables following new people, liking photos and sharing photos to Facebook with customizable captions, all without leaving the Cooliris app.
The new version will soon be available on Android and Web.
The Cooliris team of 14 collaborators is headquartered in Palo Alto, with presence and partnerships around the world. Cooliris is venture backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, DAG Ventures, The Westly Group, T-Venture and DOCOMO Capital.