Pixorial

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Pixorial was a cloud-based consumer photo sharing, video sharing and video editing platform.[1][2] The company was formed in 2007, in Englewood, Colorado as a media conversion service.[3] In 2013, Pixorial was chosen as one of two video storage companies to partner with the launch of Google Drive. [4] Pixorial allows users to edit and share videos on social channels by connecting through their Pixorial account. [5]On June 17, 2014, Pixorial announced that it would be shutting down, and that its services would no longer function as of a month later, July 18.[6]

History[edit]

The company was founded in 2007 and launched in 2009 by former Netscape employee Andres Espineira.[7] Changing its focus to video editing software in 2009, Pixorial began developing an app that would be launched for iOS and Android devices in 2011. [8] Later developments in the app in 2012 would also included real time filters, which were later removed. [9] With the launch of Google Drive in 2012, Pixorial was chosen as an integrated video partner. [10] This integration with Google Drive allowed users to access videos stored in Google Drive within the web app of Pixorial. [11] After the Google Drive launch, Pixorial developed a crowdsourced, location-based video sharing app, Krowds. [12] The app was cited in July of 2012 by PC Magazine as one of "The 8 Best Apps for Making and Sharing Videos on Your iPhone". [13] In late July, Pixorial replaced its original mobile app with the MyPlayer HD app that optimized HD video viewing for large screen viewing including tablets and smart televisions. [14] Pixorial's services are no longer active as of July 18, 2014.[15]

Products[edit]

Krowds App[edit]

Pixorial's app was launched in April of 2013 as a tool to aggregate event videos through location based collections.[16] The app was launched to generally positive review. [16] The application was initially launched for iOS but was followed by an Android release in May. [17]

Movie Creator[edit]

Launched July 12, 2012 Pixorial's Movie Creator allows users to edit movies in a simple story-telling platform[17] Movie Creator's features include transitions, text boxes, access to free music tracks, credits, and social media sharing capabilities. [5] The Pixorial platform allows users to view, share, and edit videos without modifying the original. [18] Movie Creator integrates pictures and video to create user movies. [19]

Awards[edit]

  • 2012 Apex Award from the Colorado Technology Association, for Best Technology Project of the Year [20]
  • 2010 Computerworld Laureate for Media, Arts and Entertainment[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pixorial". VentureBeat Profiles. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  2. ^ "Pixorial". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  3. ^ Pixorial, Inc. "About Us". Pixorial.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  4. ^ Mathis, Joel (2012-05-14). "Pixorial leads with Google Drive: Will developers follow?". Macworld. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  5. ^ a b "Pixorial Video Sharing and Storing". About.com. 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  6. ^ http://www.pixorial.com/pixorial-service-shutdown-faq/
  7. ^ "A Way to Put Your Home Movies on the Web for All to See". New York Times. 2 December 2009. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  8. ^ Pixorial, Inc. (2011-09-05). "Pixorial’s Video App is Now Available in the App Store!". Pixorial.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  9. ^ "Pixorial’s Mobile Video-Sharing App Adds Real-Time Filters To Take On Socialcam And Viddy". TechCrunch. 2012-06-08. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  10. ^ "Pixorial Profile". CrunchBase. 2009-08-12. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  11. ^ "Pixorial Launches Integration with Google Drive; With Pixorial’s Google Drive app, users can edit, share and collaborate around video in the cloud". Prweb.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  12. ^ "All About the Pixorial App and Albums – Customer Feedback for Pixorial, Inc". Help.pixorial.com. 2013-02-08. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  13. ^ Muchmore, Michael (2013-07-19). "The 8 Best Apps for Making and Sharing Videos on Your iPhone". PC Magazine. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  14. ^ "Pixorial Launches My Player HD App for Large-Screen Video Viewing". PR.com. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  15. ^ http://www.pixorial.com/pixorial-service-shutdown-faq/
  16. ^ a b Jefferson Graham (2013-04-30). "Try Krowds for crowdsourced videos". USAToday. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  17. ^ a b Pixorial May 7, 2013 9:00 AM (2013-05-07). "Pixorial Launches Krowds Video for Android". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  18. ^ 25.10.13. "Top 3 Tools for Great Online Videos". Bullseyemedia.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  19. ^ Stephenson, Susan (2013-05-24). "Make a Video with Kids at Pixorial". The Book Chook. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  20. ^ "The CTA APEX Awards Hall of Fame". Colorado Technology Association. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  21. ^ "Honors Program 2010". Eiseverywhere.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16.