PRESS RELEASE: Photobucket Wins MediaPost’s 2011 Appy Awards for “Best Photography App”
Leading Photo and Video Sharing Service Celebrates Win and Debuts New Homepage
DENVER -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Photobucket Corporation, the world’s leading dedicated photo and video sharing service, today announced that the company’s “Photobucket for Android” app was recognized as the “Best Photography App” by MediaPost. Photobucket’s App was singled out for its patented auto-upload feature. This zero-click feature automatically uploads photos and videos to users’ Photobucket albums as soon as they are taken. Then, once the media is uploaded to their Photobucket album, users are provided with easy access and seamless sharing across all platforms. The Photobucket upload app is also available for the iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7.
The Appys are all about acknowledging extraordinary mobile applications. The Appys focus on honoring the best apps in a diverse range of categories, from Games and News, to Health & Fitness, Social Networking, Photography and many others. Winners were announced at the Appy Awards gala event on Mon., Feb. 28, 2011 at the conclusion of the first day of MediaPost’s annual OMMA Global Conference & Expo in San Francisco.
“We are seeing a huge increase in the number of mobile images and videos being uploaded – in fact, daily uploads originating from Photobucket Mobile applications have increased more than 500% in the last year to the current run rate of 10 to 20 million mobile uploads a month; and with the only auto-uploader in the industry, we expect this trend to continue,” said Tom Munro, CEO of Photobucket. “We are extremely proud of our team for receiving this recognition for our app, and we are thankful to MediaPost for the acknowledgement of our technology innovation.”
In addition, Photobucket is announcing a major initiative – a completely new homepage design. The new homepage gives easy access to all the content users want, including a quick snapshot of photo trends, popular topics and new competitions where they can earn prizes and fame. Photobucket’s new design makes it even easier for users to interact with the site and share their photos and videos with the community, while discovering new imagery and content from others based on popular trends and themes.
“Our goal is to give users one place to store all the imagery of their life for life, and we want to make that process as simple for them as possible, which is why we are continually evolving our product line, our website and our mobile applications with them in mind,” said Munro. “The roll-out of our new homepage is just the first of many significant announcements we will be making over the next few months that will solidify our position as the go-to photo site in the market.”
Photobucket’s MediaPost Appy Awards win can be viewed here and the Photobucket Mobile App can be found in various app stores or on the Photobucket website. Photobucket supports Mobile Web, iPhone, iPad, Android based devices, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7. To create a free Photobucket account, users can visit http://photobucket.com.
Photobucket is the world’s leading dedicated photo and video sharing service. With over 100 million registered members, Photobucket users upload over four million images and videos per day from the Web, Smartphones, and connected digital cameras. Photobucket hosts, preserves and protects photos and videos while bringing members the very best browsing, sharing and editing experiences. In addition to uploading and sharing with friends and family on the Photobucket site, users can also instantly share memories across all of the most popular social networks, instant messenger applications, through email, and from their mobile phones. Photobucket’s headquarters are in Denver, Colorado with a regional office in San Francisco, California. For the latest feature announcements and news, please visit the Photobucket press blog at http://blog.photobucket.com/photobucket_press.
(First posted on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 13:41 EST)