|Type of site||photo sharing|
|Registration||Not required for viewing|
|Alexa rank||120,086 (April 2014[update])|
BlueMelon is a premium photo sharing web service, providing for storage and online sale of images. It is a Web 2.0 application, and incorporating drag & drop functionality. It came out of Beta on April 2009, after having launched on October 2008. The site is optimized for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7+, FireFox, and Google Chrome.
Along with features common with other image sharing sites, BlueMelon also provides slideshows with a fullscreen mode. Prints may be ordered from stored images. The originals of the images are stored on Amazon S3. "Standard" accounts, beyond the "Basic" account, feature customization for advanced users with CSS and HTML proficiency, and the use of a custom domain, visitor password protected uploads, the ability to use links in descriptions, adding custom content pages, as well as a built-in blog. "Business" accounts, beyond the "Standard" account, feature watermarking, and online sale of digital images, prints, posters, and other products. User photos can be uploaded using various uploaders including an iPhone/iPad application. It is a "family-safe" web application, where the content is reviewed and inappropriate content is periodically removed. It has an application interface allowing other developers to write their own applications using the BlueMelon infrastructure, and also has a number of e-commerce features.
- "Bluemelon.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- "New Photo Sharing Service BlueMelon.com Out of Beta and Ready for Public Use". PRWeb. 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-15.
- BlueMelon Features list
- www.bluemelon.com BlueMelon Tour