Cooliris Expands Its International Presence and Partners with Yandex for Russian Market
-- After hitting #1 iPad app in 75 countries, Cooliris adds Yandex.Fotki photo integration
PALO ALTO, California, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooliris, world leader in immersive media experiences and creator of the Android Gallery application, today launches an international version of Cooliris for Russia. Yandex, one of the largest European internet companies operating Russia's most popular search engine and most visited website, was chosen as a local photo hosting partner. Yandex's photo hosting service, Yandex.Fotki (Yandex.Photos), is integrated in Cooliris' international version for Russia, so that local users can experience their Yandex.Fotki photos in the immersive Cooliris mobile application.
Cooliris, a number one iPad and iPhone app in 75 countries for Lifestyle, is a beautiful, modern way to browse photos from various sources all in one place, and selectively share them in private groups. Cooliris has already integrated the mobile library, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Picasa, Twitter, SmugMug, Google Drive, Google Images, and most recently, Renren in China. In the five months since launch, Cooliris has reached 2.5 million installs on iPhone and iPad, over 300 million photos viewed in the app, and over 12 million photo impressions on Facebook.
Today's Yandex.Fotki integration brings a localized, relevant experience to Yandex.Fotki's 10 million unique users, enabling them to experience and share all of their Yandex.Fotki albums and photos in the Cooliris 3D Wall.
"Working with regional leaders like Yandex to provide relevant and personalized media for international users is a major part of our growth strategy," said Soujanya Bhumkar, Cooliris CEO and co-founder. "With our localized China launch just one month ago, we saw a 30x increase in downloads in China. We look forward to seeing the same success and engagement in Russia with the launch of Yandex.Fotki integration."
The new version of Cooliris with Yandex.Fotki is available for free on iPad and iPhone in the Russian and other international iTunes App Stores.
Cooliris is the leader in creating the world's most immersive and media-centric experiences for mobile and web consumers. The successful adoption of the Android Gallery app boosted Cooliris into comScore's top 10 smartphone properties and top 10 most used mobile apps in the U.S. Cooliris has now launched an all-out focused effort to creatively disrupt the modern photo experience by building a brand new experience for photo creation, curation and consumption.
The team of 14 collaborators is located in Palo Alto with presence in Berlin, Singapore and Taipei. Cooliris is venture backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, DAG Ventures, The Westly Group, T-Venture, and DOCOMO Capital. For more information, visit www.cooliris.com.
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