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Cooliris partners with Baidu MyCloud to usher “killer” next-gen media experience

Veronica C. Silva | Sept. 27, 2013
Support for Android users to be added in coming months

Finally, Chinese users can connect photos from their devices, social networks and now cloud storage services all in one place. 

Dubbed by Silicon Valley media app developer Cooliris as the “killer” next-generation media experience, the Cooliris app for iPhone and iPad is expected to enable Baidu MyCloud users to enjoy all their stored photos on-the-go with Cooliris’ mobile application.

After the new version of Cooliris is made available for free for the iPad and iPhone in the iTunes App Store, Cooliris will also be adding support for Android users in the coming months.  

Cooliris described users in China as just “one tap away” from the two billion photos connected in the Cooliris app. 

“Our partnerships in China have given our users greater access to amazing, localised content and have given us a 50x increase in mobile user acquisition in China,” said Soujanya Bhumkar, CEO and co-founder, Cooliris.

Before Baidu MyCloud, Cooliris forged partnerships with China’s microblogging site Tencent Weibo and China’s real-name social network Renren. As a result of these series of collaborations, the Cooliris app may now be able to deliver an expanded suite of media services. 

Hou Zhenyu, chief architect, Baidu Cloud, said that working with Cooliris, “will help us build an open cloud ecosystem that extends beyond China.” 

The Cooliris app is available in simplified and traditional Chinese.

Cooliris said it is the first international developer to use Baidu MyCloud’s complete suite of APIs. 


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