JAN 2003.PHOTOSTREAM BACK THEN
Photostream was registered with eCorp way back 2003 and back then, PPC was the GOD of domain monetization. Photostream was earning at the least $2 to 5 a day.
JAN 2014 . CONTRIB BUILDS A TEAM TO CONTRIBUTE TO PHOTOSTREAM
Then Contrib came in 2014 and placed it on a simple framework that allowed Contrib to create a small community of Contributors, a small army of 9503 and Contrib with its Contribution iPartner programme found a couple of people who's sole objective is to get PhotoStream to an arena with Flickr. They decided to create a free photo aggregator and photo marketplace.
IDEA BEHIND PHOTOSTREAM
These team of diverse people from Madagascar to the Philippines, believed that it is high time to create a free photo aggregator community on top of a premium photo stock marketplace where streamers could stream photos and get ad sharing revenues.
TECHNICAL CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
There were setup challenges and contributions were not recorded. Contrib is still in its infancy and we recognize that not all teams could be molded by getting them to use one task manager so the Photostream people used Github and Assembly largely for code push and code contributions.
Apis for the major social sites has to be monitored monthly as they tend to change easily within the year.
REVENUE AND BUSINESS MODEL
Hitching on the free bandwagon, the model was to be able to give users a free way to gather and organize they're photos from different social sites while the business model was ads, and shared ads, where top streamers are allowed to place they're own ads by going premium.