Roughly a year ago, in mid-September 2011, we launched our mobile platform with 30 partners. We now have grown to 2,000 partners, including Flickr, TypePad, Box, MailChimp, SquareSpace, Imgur and many others. Collectively across our network, almost 20 million users interact directly with our photo editor each month. And we just reached a very important milestone in Aviary’s history:
1 billion photos have now been edited on Aviary’s new platform within our first 12 months of launching. And on our current trajectory, we expect to double that number by the end of 2012.
Additionally, our international initiatives are beginning to gain traction as we seek to become the platform that powers the world’s photo creativity. We're thrilled to announce two new partners today to the Aviary family. The first is Mixi, Japan's largest social network. In the near future, Mixi’s users will be able to enhance and add fun effects to the photos they post directly from their smartphones. The second is my.mail.ru, one of Russia’s largest social networks.
Over the past year, we’ve also entered into strategic partnerships with a host of great companies, including Microsoft, Nokia, Walgreens, and others that we’ll be announcing soon.
I can’t believe it’s been a year already... thanks to our partners and team for making it an incredible one. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in Year 2.