AMSTERDAM, August 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Today real-time photo search engine Skylines launches its new product: a widget that enables all websites to display real-time photos of any topic of choice. The widget draws from a daily stream of over 5 million photos worldwide delivered via services like Twitter and Instagram. From the Olympics to cars and from festivals to natural disasters, the widget delivers the photos right away and is available for free at http://skylines.io.
Relevant real-time photos
People all over the world post photos via their smartphones about every subject imaginable. But finding the right ones can be a hard task. With the Skylines widget a fashion blogger shows behind the scenes photos Tweeted by the stars. Event organizers share the thousands of photos made by their audience. And at the very moment a journalist jumps on his moped on the way to his story, eyewitnesses of a big fire have already posted highly relevant photos. Skylines indexes and delivers right away.
Over 5 million photos per day
The more than 5 million photos indexed by Skylines each day are searchable by the text of the accompanying post, by the sender's user name and location, or a combination of subjects. CEO Martijn Pannevis: "During a year of developing and testing, we noticed that organizations really want the show these photos to their visitors. With the widget we open up our platform and share the value of real-time photos with the world."
A widget in a few simple steps
Everyone can build a free widget at http://skylines.io
1) Enter your topic
This can be a single subject: "Olympics", a more specific subject: "Olympics teamUSA" or a search with separate components: "Olympics gymnastics OR Olympics swimming"
2) Pick a shape
The widget comes in three standard sizes.
3) Copy the code
The code can be placed on any spot on a website or blog.
The Skylines widget is free. Skylines' next step is to introduce a premium and pro versions with functions like pre-moderation and extensive lay-out options.
The mission of Skylines is to organize the world's real-time photos. The Dutch start-up was launched by founder Michiel Frackers and CEO Martijn Pannevis during the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Finals in 2011. Skylines won the Dutch Vodafone Mobile Clicks in 2011 and was a finalist in the worldwide competition. Since its launch Skylines indexed over 1.000.000.000 photos.
For the editor, not for distribution
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Screenshot of the widget with search 'teamUSA': http://skylines.io/assets/skylines_widget.png