Clixtr Turning Smartphones Into Smartcameras Using Location-Based Photos

At major events like birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings hundreds of pictures are being taken. However sharing the photos and group all of the photos taken become an issue when everyone has their own digital camera. The people posing and smiling for all the cameras become tired and don’t know what camera to look at. Clixtr has designed an application for the iPhone that sells for $2.99 that will use the GPS location of your photo and upload it into albums that are linked to the same GPS location you are at.

Its as easy as taking the picture and uploading it to Clixtr. From there the photos will automatically be linked to that location. These photos can also be seen through the iPhone in a streaming view. Although there are many photo sharing alternatives in the market today, Clixtr is one of the few location-based companies that sorts photos.

Clixtr has 5 employees and is based in San Francisco, California. The company started developing the application in October 2008. They have seed capital from DFJ and believe that they could also make money from location-based advertising.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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