Mountain View, CA—The SmugMug photo-sharing site released its Apple TV app. The app allows users to showcase their photos, as well as photos of photographers they follow, on the big screen.
In the first 12 hours, the app was featured as a top 20 download. It was also number 2 in the photo and video category, behind YouTube.
To celebrate the SmugMug Apple TV app, the company is partnering with SLR Lounge to give away three Apple TVs. Each winner also receives a SmugMug business account and a SmugMug prize pack.
“SmugMug is so thrilled to be able to share the news that it’s hosting a contest—giving away three free Gen 4 Apple TVs and offering a 15% discount,” the company announced.
Around for 15 years and 100% bootstrapped, SmugMug is more than a storage site. “SmugMug makes sure that delivery and quality are unbeatable—because when it comes to photography, ensuring photos are safe and well presented are everything,” its blog noted.
The SmugMug Apple TV app displays photos in high definition and can present them in a slide show. To follow friends, family or favorite photographers, the app gives users notifications when photos and galleries are uploaded.
Furthermore, the “featured photographers” function permits app users to check out some of the best photographers in the world. They can also watch SmugMug Films. The videos celebrate “the photographers who inspire and amaze us”—capturing everything from surfing in the Arctic and climbing glaciers to walking the neon-lit streets of Tokyo.
In 2002, two passionate photographers decided to start SmugMug as a “safe, beautiful home for our photos.” Passion became the father and son duo’s business model. Digital cameras began outselling film cameras by 2003. And within three years of launching, SmugMug became the trustee for the photos of 50,000 customers. The company now archives billions of photos. “Today, we’re as passionately dedicated to people who invest time, energy, and love into their photos as we were when we started,” stated the founders. “We strive each day to make you look good and to help you improve your craft. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a professional or a hobbyist, whether you’re branding your portfolio or documenting your life. As long as you care about photos, you’re in.” smugmug.com