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Trovebox was a digital photography sharing and management platform. As of March 31, 2015, the service has shut down.



A Trovebox user's homepage TroveboxUser.png
A Trovebox user's homepage

Trovebox was initially started by Jaisen Mathai as a Kickstarter project [1] and launched in December 2011. [2] Trovebox was originally known as OpenPhoto until being rebranded in January 2013. [3]

Trovebox received funding from the Shuttleworth Foundation. [4]

On January 16, 2015, the company announced [5] that they would be shutting down on March 31, 2015.


Trovebox consisted of a platform API, [6] web application, iOS application [7] [8] and Android application. [9] A unique feature of Trovebox was the ability to connect to various cloud storage services including Dropbox, Box, Amazon S3, Dreamhost Dreamobjects and Trovebox's own storage.

Trovebox's server-side, Android app, and iOS client source code is available on GitHub under the Apache open source license for users who prefer to install Trovebox themselves. [10]

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