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What Happened to Zooomr?

Does any­body know what hap­pened to Zooomr? They start­ed out as a promis­ing com­peti­tor to Flickr, and I recall hear­ing good things about their API. Katie, Sam, and I joined back in 2006 when they were giv­ing away free, life­time Pro accounts.

I had linked to a pho­to on their servers in an old blog post, and noticed today that the link was bro­ken. I logged in and found that my account is un-Pro now, though Katie’s and Sam’s seem to have retained their Pro sta­tus. All of my pho­tos and my pro­file info are gone. Katie’s pro­file is blank. She seems to have one pho­to there, but I can’t open it. Sam has a few pho­tos, but again, I can’t open them.

I emailed tech sup­port, but I was think­ing maybe some­one else had heard some­thing about the com­pa­ny that might be help­ful. I did notice that they seem to be asso­ci­at­ed with Zoho, and when you email tech sup­port a copy goes to a “feed­back” address at a .jp (Japan­ese) domain. Their “help” info resides on a Zoho wiki, which was down when I tried to access it. (I can’t get to any­thing at Zoho, in fact — glad I don’t rely on them!)

Crunch­base seems to con­sid­er Zooomr a going con­cern.

4 comments to What Happened to Zooomr?

  • Pret­ty sure they’re still active. They aren’t asso­ci­at­ed with Zoho, though — Zoho has a wiki com­po­nent that any­body can use.

    You might want to try the Zooomr forums, instead.

  • Cyn­thia : Apolo­gies from Zoho.

    When Zooomr Mark III was about be released, Zooomr had some issues and Zoho & Sun sup­port­ed them by donat­ing servers.

    Zooomr’s help doc­u­men­ta­tion is host­ed on Zoho Wiki. Zoho Wiki is cur­rent­ly under­go­ing a sys­tem upgrade and hence all the wikis host­ed on Zoho Wiki aren’t acces­si­ble. Zoho Wiki will up soon (in an hour max). All the rest of the Zoho ser­vices are work­ing fine now.

    Do tell us which Zoho ser­vice you aren’t able to access, the brows­er name/version that you are using & error mes­sages dis­played if any. We’ll make sure you get to access Zoho.

  • Hi there, thanks for blog­ging about Zooomr!

    It’s been awhile since 2006 and we’ve done a num­ber of things to improve our ser­vice. You can email me per­son­al­ly if you would like help regard­ing your accounts (kris.tate@gmail.com).

    As for the Japan­ese domain name, we’re grow­ing here in Japan, as well. We have a good fol­low­ing here.

    http://jp.blognation.com/2007/12/09/zooomr-conquering-the-world-from-japan/

    The Zoho wiki is out of date, please try out knowl­edge cen­ter instead:

    http://trac.zooomr.com/

    I hope that this com­ment helps, and again, please feel free to email me.

    kristo­pher tate
    cto & founder — zooomr

  • I may have to check out Zooomr. It sounds inter­est­ing.