Cooliris, Inc. was a US corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California, that developed photo viewing products on mobile, web, and desktop platforms. It was a venture backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,[3] T-Venture, DAG Ventures, The Westly Group and NTT DOCOMO.[4]

Cooliris Inc.
IndustryComputer software
Online media
FoundedCalifornia (January 2006)
  • Soujanya Bhumkar
  • Mayank Mehta
  • Josh Schwarzapel
  • Austin Shoemaker
DefunctNovember 21, 2014
FateAcquired by Yahoo![1][2]


The company was initially best known for its signature user interface, the Cooliris 3D Wall, which provided a 3D-like immersive media-viewing experience.[5]

In January 2010, Google, Inc. tapped Cooliris to develop Android Gallery, a native photo application installed on over 40 million smartphones then running the Android operating system.[6] The company’s core product was the Cooliris mobile photo viewing and sharing app for iPad and iPhone, launched in July 2012.[7]

On November 21, 2014, Cooliris was acquired by Yahoo!.[8]


  1. ^ Goel, Vindu (2016-01-10). "Yahoo's Brain Drain Shows a Loss of Faith Inside the Company". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  2. ^ Newton, Casey (2015-12-03). "Yahoo finally relaunches Messenger as an app aimed at families and groups". The Verge. Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  3. ^ John Markoff (March 9, 2008). "Coming Soon: Nothing Between You and Your Machine". New York Times.
  4. ^ Lim Yung-Hui (June 18, 2012). "Another Telco Giant NTT DOCOMO Invests In Silicon Valley "3D Wall" Creator Cooliris". Forbes Magazine.
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  6. ^ Leena Rao (January 5, 2010). "Google Taps Cooliris To Enable Media Browsing On Nexus One". Techcrunch.
  7. ^ "Tech in Asia - Connecting Asia's startup ecosystem". Retrieved 2021-01-29.
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