SmugMug Acqui-Hires The Team Behind The SmugFolio App

Posted Jun 17, 2013

SmugMug is a photo hosting service that has acqui-hired (the process of hiring a team of people through an acquisition with an interest primarily in the talent) the team behind SmugFolio.  SmugFolio is a fast SmugMug photo gallery and batch uploaded that lets you view photos offline.

SmugMug hired Brian Wood and they have rebranded SmugFolio to SmugMug for Android.  It has OAuth and the ability to browse other user accounts without logging in.  The app also supports an infinite upload.

“Brian did such a great job designing, building and maintaining this app we knew he bleeds green just like us. And he?s been a long-time SmugMug customer, to boot. So we asked if he?d come join the cadre as one of our official Android engineers. We couldn?t be happier to have him on our team!” said SmugMug in a statement.

This is not the first app that SmugMug launched in 2012.  SmugMug previously launched an app called Camera Awesome for iOS last year.  The company hit over 13 million downloads.  This app was used for taking photos while SmugMug for Android is mostly used for displaying photos.

SmugMug for Android has enhanced security in the form of an OAuth login.  SmugMug will require users to have at least Android 3.0 installed on their device to get the app to work.  If you have Android 2.x or earlier, you can use the old SmugFolio app.

Some of the additional improvements made on the app includes the ability to upload an unlimited number of photos and videos to the gallery.  Full screen slideshows and auto-download galleries are supported when using WiFi.  Geo-tagging and read-only modes are supported.

You can download the app from Google Play now.