At TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 in New York City, our Managing Editor, Cameron Wright caught wind of Phonezoo’s latest startup project StreamZoo. StreamZoo is a multi platform photosharing application for Android and iPhone that has unique elements that make it one of the most popular photo sharing experiences outside of Instagram.
For starters StreamZoo allows users to follow users and streams that are created by hashtags. For example, co-founder Manish Vaidya talks in part three of this interview about how international users in Indonesia and Brazil make streams for their countries which draw more photos from other users in their country.
Wright also talks to Vaidya about the impact that Instagram has had on StreamZoo. Vaidya says that StreamZoo wasn’t really affected by the adoption of Instagram. Users were steadfast in their ways with their photosharing apps. What did happen however, was when Lightbox was acquihired by Facebook and subsequently shutdown StreamZoo found a lot of users migrated to their service. Those users used a stream #lightbox to find each other on StreamZoo.
StreamZoo also offers a badging element reminiscent of GoWalla which was also acquihired by Facebook. StreamZoo has the ability to create badges centered around locations, businesses, fun places to go and events. In fact Vaidya created a special badge unique to just Disrupt.
In Part I of the interview Wright talks with Vaidya about the progress that StreamZoo has made since they met the previous year. They also talk about how the StreamZoo community influences changes in the 8 person Sunnyvale based team. StreamZoo had gone a little notification crazy but quickly reacted to the community adding a more effective way to manage notifications in messages within the UI. Check out part I below:
In Part II of the interview Vaidya talks about the impact of Instagram, Facebook and Lightbox on the StreamZoo application. Check out part II after the break
In Part III of the interview between Nibletz.com Managing Editor Cameron Wright and Co-founder of StreamZoo Manish Vaidya they talk about StreamZoo’s global impact especially in Indonesia, Brazil and other parts of the world.
Also, Vaidya asks Wright what he thinks about Google Plus and then Wright asks Vaidya what he thinks of Google Plus. StreamZoo is the only photosharing app that allows direct posting to Google+. Vaidya admits that they weren’t able to use Google+ API’s because they aren’t available yet but the team at StreamZoo was able to put together a hack for easy photo sharing to Google Plus.
See part III here:
Try out StreamZoo for your Android phone here in the Google Play Store
More on StreamZoo for iPhone here at the iTunes Store
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