Snapjoy shut down by Dropbox

By Andrew Hudson Published: June 22, 2013 Updated: October 18, 2016

By Andrew Hudson Published: June 22, 2013 Updated: October 18, 2016

The elegant photo storage service Snapjoy, that was bought by Dropbox six months ago, is being closed. Apparently Dropbox favors its own approach to photo storage.

“Snapjoy is an online photo library that imports your photos from anywhere and organizes them into meaningful memories of who, what, when, and where.”
— Snapjoy

“After two years of building Snapjoy, the time has come for us to shut down the service. It’s been a journey unlike anything we’d imagined, and we can’t thank you enough for your support and input along the way. As of today, June 22nd, no more photos can be imported into Snapjoy and the Snapjoy iPhone app will no longer be available. Your photos will be available to download until July 24th from the website. After July 24th, all photos and data will be permanently deleted.”
— Snapjoy Blog, Jun 22, 2013

“We’re excited to announce that Snapjoy is joining Dropbox! We built Snapjoy because we wanted a better experience to enjoy our own photos — we love the product and use it every day. The support we’ve received from people around the world is humbling.”
— Snapjoy Blog, Dec 19, 2012

“For those who sometimes feel uneasy about cloud anything, this once again highlights that your cloud-stored data is only as solid as the proprietary platform that is storing it. Once that company decides to call it a day, that’s all, folks.”
TechCrunch, Jun 22, 2013


Sources: Snapjoy Blog The Phoblographer, CNET

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