MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Orbeus, maker of PhotoTime, the world’s smartest photo management app, today announced the release of PhotoTime 2.1.0, the latest version of the company’s popular app. PhotoTime is the first photo auto-tagging app that enables users to conduct a fast search for photos across photo albums, social network platforms and cloud drives. Compatible with the Apple Watch for speech commands and, the app’s new account feature makes it simple to access tags across multiple devices to make organizing image collections easier. PhotoTime now supports more drives so users can take charge of their collections across multiple social networks and storage locations. The new updates include:
- The ability to quickly and easily browse photos on the Apple Watch by scrolling through friend lists or simply saying the tag to find photos.
- The addition of Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive as a supported photo storage drive (in additional to the native photo app, iCloud, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and Google+)
- Smarter facial recognition technology that more accurately identifies faces for automatic grouping and enables self-learning and refined tag suggestions
- An account function to enable access to data from photos across multiple devices
The average number of connected devices in US households is 5.2 and climbing, and people are uploading hundreds of millions of photos every day to sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. PhotoTime’s unique facial recognition and image analysis technology, powered by Orbeus’ cutting-edge Rekognition API, sees photos like people do, enabling instant identification of people, pets, landscapes and more. PhotoTime organizes images around keywords or keyword combinations, recognizing new content and generating appropriate tags for easy retrieval of related photos.
But due to device storage limitations and people’s tendency to upload photos across multiple platforms and drives, collections inevitably become scattered, with some photos in Dropbox, others on Instagram, additional pictures on Facebook and Twitter, etc. PhotoTime solves that problem with an app that allows users to organize photos while saving precious device storage space. PhotoTime doesn’t duplicate photos on the user device; instead, it leverages tags and metadata to organize images across supported drives, including the iPhone’s native photo storing app (including iCloud), Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, Google+, Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive.
The latest version of PhotoTime also features enhanced technology that makes the app smarter about recognizing and auto-grouping faces. The facial recognition function has been improved to enable more accurate identification of images, and now PhotoTime helps users group images together for easier, more accurate tagging. New self-learning capabilities allow PhotoTime to refine suggestions based on which faces users tag and confirm.
“It’s great that people are taking so many photos now, pictures that will be treasured more as time goes by,” said Yi Li, CEO with PhotoTime. “But to access those precious memories, people need a portable organization system that goes beyond the standard time and date stamp to find where pictures are located, who is in the picture and automatically add important details. At their core, photos are a way to share memories with friends and family, and PhotoTime 2.1.0’s new features make it simpler to organize pictures wherever they are and share them instantly.”
“The new PhotoTime features represent an important evolution in mobile photo management,” said Hans Hartman, an influential thought leader in the mobile space who currently serves as president of Suite 48 Analytics and chair of Mobile Photo Connect and was formerly director of market research at Nero and product strategy director at Quark. “Today, user photo collections are scattered across social media platforms and stored on a variety of cloud-based drives, but PhotoTime makes it simple to organize these collections and access tags across devices. The new features automate key processes and significantly improve the user experience.”
The new account feature enables users to retrieve their PhotoTime 2.1.0 account data, including the auto-tagging data, as well the tag data that users add, from any iOS device, meaning PhotoTime keeps track of the tags of pictures, backing up user data and allowing users to leverage tags across iOS devices under the same account. The account feature works across all supported drives and allows users to access tags once they log in to their PhotoTime account. Users who delete the app on one device and then log on via a new device can access the information from their account.
Optimized for landscape display on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and compatible with the new Apple Watch, the updated version of PhotoTime is available now for iPhone in the Apple App Store. To get started or learn more about the free PhotoTime 2.1.0 app, please visit www.phototime.com.
PhotoTime is the real-time smart photo management app that uses image and facial recognition technology to help smartphone users organize, search and share hundreds of photos in a snap. The free app integrates with the iPhone camera roll as well as social network and cloud services, making it easy to find any photo, anywhere, in seconds. PhotoTime is designed by Orbeus, Inc., an innovator in automated facial, object and scene recognition, image-to-text analysis and video indexing. For more information, visit www.PhotoTime.com or http://orbe.us.
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