We’ve written about a lot of photo applications over the past year or so, most of them for photo sharing or photo decorating. But Sony’s Million Moments Android app (released back in June) is perhaps in the minority of photo applications, in that it is primarily focused on photo viewing.
In short, it serves as a sort of Flipboard for your smartphone’s pictures. The app was developed by Sony Digital Network Applications (SDNA), a 100 percent subsidiary of Sony which, in addition to developing such applications, is also responsible for software development for Sony’s wide assortment of devices.
When I first had a chance to check out Million Moments, I was a little surprised that an app that looked so nice on the surface had come from Sony. Upon installation, the app asks you to select the images you want to include in your album. It then creates a beautiful presentation, with photos corresponding to dates, and letting you flip through them in chronological order.
While the design is great, I did experience a few hiccups trying to arrange my own photo album when I tested it out. But after some fumbling, things worked out ok.
Million Moments is a free application, currently only available for Android. But I’m told that there will be an
iOS version update to its iOS version coming in October.
Representatives tell me that so far the app has seen more than half a million downloads, and they plan to try pushing it in Taiwan and Singapore soon. They are also researching the China market as well.
As for future monetization, this is something SDNA is still considering. For a look at how it works, check the promotional video below: