A couple weeks ago, Cooliris, a gallery and photo-viewing app, launched on Android, making it available to a wide, global consumer base it didn’t have access to before.

The mobile app originally launched on iOS in July 2012 after gaining popularity as a web browser plugin. The app’s unique ability to quickly load photos from many different cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Facebook, and many others made it appealing to those with scattered media collections. The company now boasts more than 50 million app downloads and 100,000 daily activations on Android alone.

The primary advantage of being on Android, of course, is access to global markets. While iOS is popular outside the U.S., even seeing significant growth in China, Android’s marketshare is far larger. However, developing for Android comes with its own challenges.

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