News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday May 01, 2014.
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Millions of people have used Cooliris' apps and probably don't know because the company's most successful creation is the Gallery app that Google used as the default photo browser in Android beginning in 2010. The company has since gone on to introduce new galleries under its own banner for iPhone and iPad, and it today announced a new app for Android that offers an alternative gallery app for smartphones and tablets.
Cooliris is a mobile app that works both as a browser for photos stored on a device and online, and a management tool for sharing. The app links with preferred cloud storage services and social media platforms, so users can browse their Instagram photos and feeds just as easily as they browse the photos stored on their camera. These are two-way connections that also allow for users to share their photos online. In addition to seeing one's own photos, Cooliris can also browse the photos of friends.
As I noted when reviewing Cooliris for iPad, the app is a media hub that can explore photos wherever they are stored. The app links with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Photos, Flickr, Dropbox, Sina Weibo, Baidu, Tencent, Renren, Yandex Disk, Yandex Fotki, and more. Android 4.1 or later is required to use the app and it is available for free in Google Play.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.