Photobucket API powers NEW applications for self-expression
World’s Leading Web Site for Photos and Videos Opens Up to Software Developers
Initial Developers Including Adobe, AOL, FotoFlexer, Intercasting, RockYou, Slide and Snapvine Create New Ways to Illustrate Users’ Lives
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 22, 2008 – Photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com), the world’s leading standalone photo and video-sharing site, today announced the broad release of the site’s application programming interface (API), which will empower Web developers around the world to build new applications based on Photobucket’s popular digital media sharing technology. The API and supporting materials will be available starting today from the new developer section on the Photobucket site (http://developer.photobucket.com).
The release of the Photobucket API enables developers to give users access to their photos and videos from places beyond Photobucket.com, including other Web sites, Web applications, desktop applications, browser plug-ins, mobile phones, home-entertainment systems, digital photo frames and cameras.
“We are excited to invite a world of talented developers to extend our photo and video platform and tap into the tremendous creativity and passion of our users,” said Alex Welch, president, Photobucket. “Photobucket pioneered the ability for people to link and share photos and videos — whether on blogs, social networks or auction sites — and the broad release of our API makes it possible to create entirely new media experiences on the Web and on devices of all kinds.”
Developers can use the API to create applications that will enable users to:
• Securely log into Photobucket accounts
• Create, edit and access albums
• Upload new content to their albums (photos, images and videos)
• Share content from albums via email
• Search through publicly available content on Photobucket
• Access and update metadata (titles, descriptions, tags, etc.)
Photobucket offers creative possibilities for developers of every kind – whether for personal or commercial pursuits. For anyone looking to get started immediately, Photobucket provides a non-commercial API option with open registration. For developers with an approved business plan for their application, Photobucket offers a commercial API opportunity with unlimited traffic and bandwidth. Developers can register for either option at the Photobucket developer site launched today.
Initial developers, including Adobe, AOL, FotoFlexer, Intercasting, RockYou, Slide and Snapvine, will join Photobucket at its booth this week at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco to demonstrate a wide variety of applications they have created using Photobucket’s API.
Many more applications are featured in an Application Gallery launched today on the Photobucket Web site, including offerings from Blurb, Eye-Fi, Flektor and TiVo Inc. In addition to being a showcase for developers’ products, the Application Gallery makes it easy for Photobucket users to find and download applications and discover devices that support the API. Users can bookmark and share their favorite applications on their Photobucket profile, allowing other Photobucket users to try them out as well. To view the Photobucket Application Gallery, visit: http://gallery.photobucket.com.
For downloads and additional information, visit: http://developer.photobucket.com.
Photobucket is the Web’s most popular creative hub, with more than 40
million unique users worldwide* linking billions of personal photos,
graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of Web
sites, including Bebo, Blogger, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook, Friendster,
Hi5, MySpace, Orkut, Xanga and many others. In addition to linking
content, Photobucket users share their personal digital media by
e-mail, instant messaging, and mobile devices. Every day, more than 7.5
million personal photos, graphics and videos are uploaded to
Photobucket for sharing with family, friends and the online world. The
company actively moderates content to create a safe environment for its
users, partners and advertisers. Photobucket has offices in Palo Alto,
California and Denver, Colorado and is located online at
http://www.photobucket.com. For the latest feature announcements and
news, please visit the Photobucket blog at http://blog.photobucket.com.
* comScore Media Metrix, March 2008
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