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Pixable Acq-Hires Winner of Global Android Developer Challenge After Creating Android Version of Pixable in Three Weeks

(June 07, 2012)

New York, June 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pixable (,
the app that finds the top photos and videos shared by your friends
on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Instagram, today released its new
Android app developed by the winner of the Global Android Developer
Challenge, Juan Carlos Viota.  A Pixable fan, Viota requested
access to the company's private Application Programming Interface
(API) and built an Android app within three weeks. Pixable liked it
so much that they acq-hired him and immediately launched it as the
official Pixable Android app.

Viota is widely recognized as one of the top Android developers
in the world. Previously he had won the Global Android Developer
Challenge, with a prize of $250,000, having been a finalist the
previous year too. After building the Pixable Android app in three
weeks, he joined the Pixable team of 20 engineers in New York.

"We've been focused on iOS since the beginning, but when you're
given the opportunity to have your Android application developed by
one of the best developers in the world, you go for it," said Inaki
Berenguer, CEO & Co-founder of Pixable. "We know that in order
to build a great product and a great company, we require a great
team and we continue to welcome the most talented engineers and

The native Android Pixable app provides photo feeds for a better
photo consumption experience for users on those devices. 
Prior to the debut of the Android app, 20 percent of Pixable's
traffic came from Android users who were redirected to the mobile
Web version, The Android app,
which is a beta version, is faster than the mobile web, has a more
refined user interface and takes advantage of the native properties
of the Android platform.

A photo inbox app, Pixable collects all the photos that are
shared on users' social networks, including Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, Flickr, yFrog and Twitpic, as well as videos from
YouTube and Vimeo. The app then sorts the photos based on relevance
into feeds like "Top of the Day," "Top of the Week," "New Profile
Pics" and "Most Recent Photos," among other categories.  By
collecting photos into feeds, Pixable keeps helps users keep track
of important pictures that may be missed on other social

"The number of photos being shared on social networks is
exploding, even in the past few months. You have to many friends
and connections, sharing too many photos, into a lot of places,"
continued Berenguer. "With Pixable, we're providing a way to make
sure people do not miss any of the pictures their friends are
taking and sharing."

Prior to launching on Android, Pixable has become the most
popular photo consumption application on the iPhone and mobile Web
with 3 million users. In viewing photo feeds, Pixable's users swipe
through more than 2,000 total photos per minute. On average, users
open the app 11 times per month. 

Pixable Android app
can be downloaded from Google Play
iPhone and iPad users can find the app in the iTunes store and the
mobile Web version can be accessed via After integrating
with Facebook in Facebook, Pixable is connected on Facebook


About Pixable

Launched in 2011, Pixable ( is your mobile photo
inbox. It finds the top photos and videos shared by your friends on
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Instagram. Pixable ranks and sorts
your friends' photos and videos based on popularity and your
connections, giving you a more personal viewing experience. Flip
through photofeeds like Top Photos of the Day, Shared Videos, My
Twitter Feed, My Instagram Feed and more. The app can be downloaded
from the
iTunes App Store
 for the iPad and iPhone, and
Google Play
for Android devices. Pixable is based in New York
and backed by Menlo Ventures and Highland Capital Partners.

View Pixable logo at:

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