Odysee Mechanically Saves Your Cellular Photographs And Movies To Your House PC
A brand new software launching in the present day referred to as Odysee provides a unique means for shoppers to again up photographs and movies from their smartphone. As an alternative of backing as much as the cloud, which may be each expensive and typically even insecure, with Odysee, content material is backed as much as your property pc. Without spending a dime! Nicely, it’s free till subsequent yr when the $5/yr pricing plan kicks in.
It’s like iCloud with out the month-to-month charges, in a means.
(iCloud, in fact, handles greater than pictures and movies – nevertheless it’s this content material tends to eat up loads of your iCloud space for storing, as you in all probability know.)
The brand new startup was based byRaghavan Menon and ShivaJavalagi, each who’ve a background in networking, algorithms, caching and embedded software program. Menon beforehand co-based Ingot Techniques which was acquired byVirage Logic (later acquired bySynopsys.) WhileOdysee is a bit totally different from that enterprise which was targeted on implementing software program algorithms in silicon IP to enhance efficiency, the thought for the app got here from his personal private expertise. He had youngsters.
“After they have been born a couple of years in the past, I discovered that strolling round with a smartphone meant 100x extra movies and photographs captured,” he says. “Individuals used to only seize the large moments, with an HD digital camera with us on a regular basis, we seize every thing, on a regular basis.”
Menon says he understands there are many good options for dealing with photograph libraries on the market already. iOS’s Photostream has made it simpler for he and his spouse to see every others’ pictures, whereas Flickr is a superb place to retailer them on-line. Movies, nevertheless, have been the sport-changer, he stated. “I not often noticed the movies that my spouse took until she grabbed me and confirmed them to me on her telephone. That’s how we began: clear up the video archiving, entry, and distribution drawback for me – and photographs can be dealt with as a subset,” he explains.
With Odysee, full decision photographs and movies alike are synced out of your gadget and on your own home pc. That signifies that a household of 5 might every retailer their telephone or pill’s photograph library on the household pc for protected protecting.
Nevertheless, Odysee isn’t solely a backup answer, Menon explains. It additionally presents customers a private social community the place you possibly can each manually and routinely share your photographs with others, together with those that use the app and people who don’t.
The automated sharing, which occurs on a timed delay and solely with these specified, permits you to share each photograph or video you’re taking with one other consumer. For instance, a husband and spouse who every take quite a few photographs of their youngsters would have the ability to instantly see one another’s pictures within the photograph stream within the app, whereas the originals have been archived to the household PC.
“19 out of 20 individuals archive their movies on drives or computer systems at house,” says Menon. However they will’t routinely share movies throughout all their units and between relations, they usually don’t have entry to their full photograph and video archive always, he says.
The app is instantly obtainable for iOS and works at the side of a desktop app for both Mac or Home windows. An Android shopper is being examined now and different platforms will comply with.
For the primary yr, the service is free. It is going to then be $5 per yr afterwards. The corporate says it wants about three million customers for it to be self-sustainable at this worth level. (Keep in mind they don’t should retailer your pictures and movies, simply sync them).
Longer-time period, the group plans to supply an API for first-individual cameras, and supply help for any storage vacation spot you select, together with Amazon Glacier, house storage that’s typically offline, or different third-get together cloud storage websites.
“Our imaginative and prescient is to be a skinny layer within the cloud that ties collectively your whole storage units, seize units, and viewer units. We’re storage agnostic,” the co-founder says.
San Jose-based mostly Odysee is a small workforce of 4 with $750,000 in angel funding. The corporate is in discussions with potential companions on the storage and seize aspect now.