Alamy press release
The world’s largest online stock photo agency Alamy has announced exciting new features for its successful mobile app Stockimo.
- The app now includes popular web tool IFTTT, a brilliantly simple way to help users optimise work flow and save time. E.g. ‘any pictures uploaded to Flickr also uploads to Stockimo’.
- Users can now upload news imagery straight to the Alamy live news feed and get their images in front of global news outlets, broadening Stockimo’s appeal to another strand of the photographer community.
- The app now has a ‘customer likes’ feature, which gives live feedback on which images are popular with customers – what they like and what they’re buying.
- The latest release also includes helpful information if an image is rejected.
This will be the 3rd edition of the app following initial updates in the summer to introduce social media sharing and enhanced captioning and tagging tools.
Alan Capel, head of content: “This new release takes Stockimo to a new level. It’s a direct response to ideas and requests from our creative and insightful user base. Stockimo makes sense to its users because it’s in sync with the changing landscape of mobile photography.”
Alamy is a technology led business so its emphasis has been on developing a user focused app. Stockimo downloads continue to grow month on month, powered by word of mouth across the photography community. The Stockimo app has recently been shortlisted as a finalist in the lifestyle category of the ME awards.
In just 9 months the Stockimo collection has reached 95,000 photos and is on target to reach 100,000 by the end of the year.
Rachel Wakefield, head of sales, says: “This style of candid photography is extremely sought after, so the Stockimo collection has been welcomed by all our customers. Adding live news will boost the collection and have a special appeal for our editorial customers.”