The tech news is all about the cloud these days. One of our favorites, Dropbox, added an app called Carousel for viewing images stored on that service. This allows you to view your images on several devices, connected to a shared Dropbox account. While many apps can access Dropbox files through an API, the Carousel app is designed for reference and for viewing, not for creating products. The advantage, according to Dropbox execs, is Carousel isn’t limited to viewing just photos stored on the phone but all images on Dropbox.
More recently, MyLO Development has grabbed headlines for its new Mylio service. The company claims Mylio is “the complete digital solution for people who have a large library of digital content that they need to organize, protect and access at any given moment, anywhere they go. Whether these photos and videos represent a livelihood or just irreplaceable moments in our lives, Mylio is designed to provide total access to the files and peace-of-mind to their owners.”
“We recognized a growing need for photographers and consumers to protect, access and share all their photos everywhere they go and on every device they own,” explains David Vaskevitch, CEO, MyLO.
Cloud access of images is going to be a crucial element in the future of personalized photo gifting and printing. Our partners tell us the abandonment rate of photo products could be reduced if only consumers had convenient access to all the images they are looking for. Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Mylio, Facebook, Instagram and other services are important on-ramps to the future of personalized photo products. And Mediaclip provides access to many of these services, recognizing their importance. Another feature of our HTML5 photo book builder is the ability for users to share books on social networks, and create their own versions. The cloud is all about convenience and access, and Mediaclip is poised to play a key role in monetization of this trend.