The app, which has won over 1.5M downloads since launching on Android, gets a serious version update and now offers new sharing options for albums through a new Shared Timeline feature
Israeli startup Flayvr, which offers an app that allows users to organize photos and videos in a streamlined format, announced today (Wednesday) the launch of the second version of the company’s Android app. According to the company, this update is the biggest update to the app that launched in May and includes a number of new features not present in previous versions.
So what’s new?
Flayvr is intended to help users impose a little order to their various photo and video galleries through common denominators such as location – where the pictures were taken, date and even based on a specific event, if important enough to be referenced in a user’s calendar. Albums can be easily shared with family and friends who also appear in the pictures, as well as published directly to user social profiles.
The latest version focuses primarily on the ability to share albums with close friends and family, and the timing of the release with the upcoming end of the year season is not by accident. Now, users have the ability to privately share albums with friends and family, receive alerts and view Application albums they wanted to share. Also, all the albums that a user has shared or that has been shared with them, will be available and synchronized between devices through a new Shared Timeline feature. In addition, the application officially supports Android’s Daydream screensaver launched on version 4.2 of the operating system.
Auto organization with a collage interface
Albums organization and photo sorting is done automatically by the application but if you want to make a few changes, such as moving pictures in one album to another or deleting images, you can do so without much difficulty. Now, when a user selects the album they want to share the app creates a kind of mini HTML5-based Web site that displays the photos and videos in collage style.
Flayvr was established in 2012 by Ron Levy and Adi Ashkenazi. The company has thus far raised $450K in seed from Israeli angels. Among the Investors can found Moshe Lichtman – former president of Microsoft Israel, Rafi Gidron – former CEO of Chromatis and Chairman of Brain Technologies, and Yariv Gilat and Zohar Gillon – serial investors who invested in companies known as Face.com, Playtika and Param hi-tech.
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