App data in the real world: aggregating cloud photos & iMessage

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Everalbum are building machine learning technology to surface photos around important moments of users’ lives. Their new Everalbum Explore platform -- available on iOS and Android -- aggregates photo content from a deep range of sources, using app data feeds into services including Dropbox, Google Photos, Instagram, Facebook, iMessage, Flickr, and Amazon. The company’s pitch is to protect one's life's photos so ones never have to worry about losing them.

The platform uses clever technology to funnel images into albums based on events, consolidating them into a single place from being scattered about the Internet. To date, Everalbum have aggregated around 1 billion photos.

Company co-founder Andrew Dudum says:

We know that most mainstream users are not interested in searching for and tinkering with thousands of photos they’ve stowed away in so many different services. There isn’t even a fair understanding of what ‘cloud’ storage services means to the mainstream users. Our research clearly indicated that users just want to be delighted with their precious moments that they get to sit back, rediscover, and experience, especially at the right time.

Reincubate’s app data APIs provide access to data from a broad range of apps, including photo storage, sharing and messaging services, including iMessage, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Kik, Viber, Skype. The company has experience supporting clients aggregating this data at scale for a broad range of products. For more information, read about the iCloud API.

About the author

Aidan founded Reincubate in 2008 after building the world's first iPhone data recovery tool, iPhone Backup Extractor. He’s led Reincubate to win the UK’s highest business honour twice, has spoken at Google on entrepreneurship, and is a graduate of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation’s Leadership Academy.

His work has been cited in over 20 academic papers on forensics and mobile data, including "iPhone 3GS Forensics: Logical Analysis Using Apple iTunes Backup Utility" (Bader, M & Baggli, I, 2010), "iOS Forensic Investigative Methods" (Zdziarski, J, 2013), "Overcoming Forensic Implications with Enhancing Security in iOS" (Gangula, MR, 2019), and "Direct Message Extraction for Automatic Emotional Inference and Drug Detection" (Fong, G, 2019).

Earlier in his career, he served as CTO at Wiggle through to its $230m breakout exit. Aidan is an occasional investor, and published "So, you want to work in tech?" in 2016.

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Pictured left are members of Reincubate’s team meeting HM Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ at Buckingham Palace, after being awarded the UK’s highest business award for our work with Apple technology.

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