Smartphone adoption and Photobucket’s auto-uploading technology driving rapid growth
Denver, CO – December 7, 2010 – Photobucket Corporation, the world’s leading dedicated photo and video sharing service, today announced that user uploads to Photobucket.com have surpassed eight billion uploads. The continued growth of Photobucket demonstrates the desire consumers have to gather, personalize, share and keep their photos and videos – all in one place – via both computers and mobile devices.
Over four million images are uploaded to Photobucket.com every day and daily uploads originating from Photobucket Mobile applications have increased over 400% since January 2010. The escalation of photo and video uploads is being driven, in part, by smartphone adoption and the proliferation of Photobucket’s patented auto-uploading technology. In particular, Photobucket has seen tremendous usage growth among users with Android based devices within North America.
Photobucket’s patented auto-uploading technology provides users with a “zero-click” experience that provides a fast and effortless way to automatically upload and back-up photos and videos from mobile devices. After a picture or video is captured, the Photobucket Mobile application automatically uploads the image to the user’s Photobucket account. The image is uploaded as a background operation which enables the user to access other functions on their Smartphone during the auto-uploading process. Once uploaded, users can share their photos and videos automatically to Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, websites, blogs, and other online destinations.
“Eight billion uploads is a tremendous milestone and we owe that to our loyal users around the world,” said Tom Munro, CEO, Photobucket. “Over the past months, we have made significant investments in our mobile applications and we are seeing a corresponding increase in the number of photos uploaded from mobile devices. We expect this trend to continue on a substantial scale as we add additional features that will further improve the uploading and sharing experience for our users.”
To create a free Photobucket account, users can visit http://photobucket.com or find the Photobucket Mobile Application available in the app store on all major smartphone platforms. Photobucket supports Mobile Web, iPhone, Android based devices, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7.
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. In order to ensure a safe environment for members and partners, Photobucket actively reviews the content posted on the site. 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.
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