LiveShare, the brainchild of Palo Alto startup Cooliris, is currently available as an app on iOS and Android mobile devices. But the company has now created a presence outside of these mobile platforms by launching a Web-based platform, which makes the service a bit more independent.
The website, which went live today, is targeted mainly at students, digital moms, young professionals and ex-pats who want to communicate effectively, Cooliris co-founder and Chief Executive Soujanya Bhumkar said. The app, in particular, has some streed cred amongst the ex-pat community.
It’s fast (really!), you can choose your group of friends each time for a particular photo or stream of photos, and everyone can comment on the pictures. Even those who are not on LiveShare can be roped in through email addresses.
Interest in photo sharing social services has spiked since Facebook made known its $1 billion purchase of two-year old Instagram. It remains to be seen if LiveShare manages to catch on.