Palo Alto startup Cooliris today announced a new global partnership with Internet giants, China's Tencent and Russia's Yandex.
This alliance will see the global expansion for the photo app that aggregates photos from multiple sources into a single location, as well as providing localised experiences within users' community.
Chinese users of Tencent Weibo and Russian users of Yandex.Images will be able to access the repository of photos through the top lifestyle app for iPad in 75 countries.
Soujanya Bhumkar, chief executive of Cooliris, said this collaboration is a step up from previous successful partnerships with China's Renren and Russia's Yandex.Fotki.
This news also follows today's launch of a complete media hub for an industry-first app for users to access photos from 20 major photo sources, including Evernote, Tumblr and SkyDrive, on one platform.
This means users could have improved customisability with other popular photo sources like Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox for discovery and sharing.
Under the latest update, users will also be able to search hashtags and operate social networking functions such as following and sharing photos within the app.
"Cooliris has long created some of the most unique photo viewing experiences around, so we're thrilled that the hundreds of millions of people who use SkyDrive will now get to view their personal content in a whole new way," said Angus Logan, group product marketing manager of SkyDrive.
The latest Cooliris app is available for free on iPad and iPhone through iTunes App Store.
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