Dropbox has bought photo organisation service Snapjoy, with Snapjoy founders Michael Dwan and JP Ren claiming the deal will allow them to bring their “photo experience” to 100m people.
Writing on the Snapjoy blog, the founders said the two companies shared a common goal. “By combining forces with their amazing team, we can leverage the technology and scale of their platform and focus on what matters – delivering an incredible photo experience to over 100m people,” they explained.
“The user experience we always wanted was limited by our development capacity and the economics of scale,” Dwan elaborated in an email to TechCrunch. “Dropbox has some of the best talent in the world and is operating at incredible scale, so a lot of the barriers are removed. The equation in my mind is simple: (Mac + Windows + Android + iOS + Linux + Web clients) * rock solid infrastructure * 100 million users = infinite possibilities.”
Snapjoy allows users to aggregate all of their digital photos in one place then view them online or via an iOS app. Existing Snapjoy users can continue to use the service although it is not accepting new sign ups. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Last week Dropbox bought cloud music service Audiogalaxy.