Pixorial

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Pixorial
Industrycloud-based software
Founded2007
Key people
Andres Espineira
ProductsPixorial's app
Servicesphoto sharing
video sharing
video editing platform

Pixorial was a cloud-based consumer photo sharing, video sharing and video editing platform.[1] The company was formed in 2007 in Centennial, Colorado as a media conversion service.[2] In 2013, Pixorial was chosen as one of two video storage companies to partner with the launch of Google Drive.[3] Pixorial allows users to edit and share videos on social channels by connecting through their Pixorial account.[4] On June 17, 2014, Pixorial announced that its services would no longer function as of a month later, July 18, 2014.[5] The company has since signed a definite agreement with LifeLogger Technologies Corp. to be acquired.[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. This integration with Google Drive allowed users to access videos stored in Google Drive within the web app of Pixorial.[10] After the Google Drive launch, Pixorial developed a crowdsourced, location-based video sharing app, Krowds.[11] The app was cited in July 2012 by PC Magazine as one of "The 8 Best Apps for Making and Sharing Videos on Your iPhone".[12] 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HD video viewing for large screen viewing including tablets and smart televisions.[13] Pixorial's services are no longer active as of July 18, 2014.[5]

Products[edit]

Krowds App[edit]

Pixorial's app was launched in April 2013 as a tool to aggregate event videos through location based collections.[14] The app was launched to generally positive review.[14] The application was initially launched for iOS but was followed by an Android release in May.[15]

Movie Creator[edit]

Launched July 12, 2012 Pixorial's Movie Creator allows users to edit movies in a simple story-telling platform[15] Movie Creator's features include transitions, text boxes, access to free music tracks, credits, and social media sharing capabilities.[4] The Pixorial platform allows users to view, share, and edit videos without modifying the original.[16] Movie Creator integrates pictures and video to create user movies.[17]

Awards[edit]

  • 2012 Apex Award from the Colorado Technology Association, for Best Technology Project of the Year [18]
  • 2010 Computerworld Laureate for Media, Arts and Entertainment[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pixorial". VentureBeat Profiles. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  2. ^ Pixorial, Inc. "About Us". Pixorial.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  3. ^ Mathis, Joel (2012-05-14). "Pixorial leads with Google Drive: Will developers follow?". Macworld. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  4. ^ a b "Pixorial Video Sharing and Storing". About.com. 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  5. ^ a b "Pixorial". 26 October 2021.
  6. ^ "LifeLogger Takes Major Steps to Integrate the Best of Pixorial". 16 November 2015.
  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 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.
  11. ^ "All About the Pixorial App and Albums – Customer Feedback for Pixorial, Inc". Help.pixorial.com. 2013-02-08. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  12. ^ Muchmore, Michael (2013-07-19). "The 8 Best Apps for Making and Sharing Videos on Your iPhone". PC Magazine. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  13. ^ "Pixorial Launches My Player HD App for Large-Screen Video Viewing". PR.com. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  14. ^ a b Jefferson Graham (2013-04-30). "Try Krowds for crowdsourced videos". USAToday. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  15. ^ a b Pixorial May 7, 2013 9:00 AM (2013-05-07). "Pixorial Launches Krowds Video for Android". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  16. ^ "Top 3 Tools for Great Online Videos". Bullseyemedia.co.uk. 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  17. ^ Stephenson, Susan (2013-05-24). "Make a Video with Kids at Pixorial". The Book Chook. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  18. ^ "The CTA APEX Awards Hall of Fame". Colorado Technology Association. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  19. ^ "Honors Program 2010". Eiseverywhere.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16.