Shootitlive is one of those startups that has been quietly doing its thing and getting very impressive traction. In case of Shootitlive, perhaps not so quietly, as they have over 75 newspapers from Europe as their customers and their solution displays images to over 300 million monthly unique visitors.
Since we last wrote about the company in the distant 2011, they were just getting started in the market but already had impressive clients such as The Times, who used the solution to cover the Royal Wedding.
In simplest terms, with Shootitlive, photographers can upload pictures directly to the news sites without the need to export them from the camera. Everything is done in-camera using a special wifi transmitter.
Shootitlive is a small change to your content management system that has big implications for online publishers. The Swedish startup is intended for news websites where on-the-field photographers can publish photos and video clips of current events live as they unfold, from any location with 3G coverage. The company was founded in 2008 by Eivind Vogel-Rödin and Martin Levy, and was created to solve a problem facing photographers-- after taking pictures you had to get out your laptop, upload photos, send them to your publisher, and maybe miss out on more action as you do so.