EyeEm 2.0 Puts You in the Picture, Wherever You Are

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Camera and photo discovery app updated to version 2.0, new supporting web platform

EyeEm 2.0 in action

It’s amazing to see how creatively our community uses the app to collaboratively take photos around topics, events and places in ways we haven't even thought of.

Innovative camera and photo discovery app EyeEm has today announced a comprehensive update across its Android and iOS apps as well as to the supporting web platform. The range of changes brings the smartphone apps up to version 2.0; introducing a new album feed to the heart of the app that automatically shows photos of current nearby events, places and trending topics immediately upon opening.

The updates come off the back of a combination of EyeEm’s own analysis of user behaviour and direct feedback from the wider community. “Since launching in August, our growing community - with members from 134 countries - has created over 35,000 unique locations and the platform has hosted 15,000 user events,” commented EyeEm co-founder, Florian Meissner. “It’s amazing to see how creatively our community uses the app to collaboratively take photos around topics, events and places in ways we haven't even thought of. These results have inspired us to develop an alternative view on what is going on around us - through the viewfinders of thousands of smartphone photographers worldwide.”

In addition to the smartphone applications that the company is known for, EyeEm has further invested in its web platform to reflect the changes made on the smaller screens. New user profiles now incorporate personal avatars and status bubbles that can be updated to reflect thoughts and moods in a fashion that will already be familiar to social network users. In the coming weeks, the team plans to release an API that will enable developers to build upon the unique datacube of photos created through EyeEm, based on worldwide locations, topics and events.

Since launching for iOS and Android in August this year, free to download EyeEm has established itself as an innovative method for discovering smartphone photography as well as for personal photo sharing on social networks and blogging platforms. The eleven built-in filters offer instant picture editing in real time to photos that are automatically tagged based on user location and activity. The platform has thus far earned positive reviews from tech press and from innovator photography blogs alike.

About EyeEm
Incorporated in February 2011 with its HQ in Berlin, Germany, EyeEm is a camera and photo discovery application for smartphones that let's you share & discover topics, places and events from the photos you take. The founding team around Florian Meissner, Lorenz Aschoff, Gen Sadakane, Ramzi Rizk and executive chairman Christophe Maire has received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Passion Capital and Pan-European Venture Capital fund Wellington Partners.

For more information: http://www.eyeem.com

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