Covid19: extended trial period for companies

They are exceptional circumstances calling for exceptional measures. Until the end of the lockdown phase, we have decided to double the trial period on Piwigo.com, for companies. Here are the reasons that led us to make this decision.

First of all, the Piwigo team hopes that you are all well and in a good mood in these unusual times. We at Piwigo are used to working at home, and the remote communication tools hold no secrets for us. But let’s be honest, the latest events have turned our lives upside down…

Working from home in containment period…

And in the last few days, we noticed an unusual phenomenon: several companies that were testing Piwigo contacted us to ask us to extend their trial period. The trial period for Piwigo is usually 30 days, which is normally enough to test Piwigo software and make an opinion.

But these days, many professionals have seen their work processes turned upside down. Priorities are changing, people have to start working remotely, they need to replace colleagues who are on sick leave… The decision-making process is slower and, overall, everything takes a little longer.

And at the same time, it’s an ideal time to focus on substantive projects, such as setting up an online photo library to replace external hard drives, shared network directories and USB sticks! Because now they are stuck at home, people realize how much they need reliable tools to work and collaborate from anywhere.

That is why we have decided to temporarily increase the trial period for companies to 60 days instead of 30 days

If you are a company (or public sector, or non profit) and are currently on trial, you will receive an email informing you of the extension of your free trial. This is normally applied automatically.

If you’re a private individual, you’re not concerned: we assumed that it doesn’t make any difference to you since you use Piwigo in your spare time anyway. 

In any case, we advise you all to take advantage of the lockdown period to take the time to organize and sort your photos! It’s a very useful activity that is often postponed, so now that you are stuck at home, you can get on with it 🙂

Good luck to you all, and take care! 🥰️

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Piwigo 2020 survey

To start the year off on the right foot, we have decided to invite you, members of the Piwigo community, to have your say.

We need to get to know you better and understand why you are loyal to Piwigo, and how we can make it even better.

It will only take a few minutes to complete this survey, but it will really help us!

We hope that many of you will participate. And as we value transparency, we will communicate the results of the survey.

New Piwigo mobile application for Android

We announced it in our latest blog post: for several months now, we have been working hard to finally release a new version of the Piwigo application for Android.

Good news: that’s it, the application is available! 🥳

This mobile app is the result of a collaborative effort between Phil Bayfield, an English contributor who relaunched the Android application project a few years ago, Raphael Mack, our German Android lead developer, and Valentin Baizeau, a French intern at Piwigo for several months.

Let’s hear Valentin presenting his work in person:

“ My role is to take part in the developpement of the android application. For this first version, we focused on the user experience, by listening to the users requests about what features were priorities for our app. It is now possible to view in full screen your photos by tapping on them for instance, and it is also possible to create new albums and add some photos to them. The idea is to gradually develop new features to be able to offer the same possibilities as the iOS app.”

Valentin, student at EPITECH Nantes and intern at Piwigo.

We are very happy and proud to present this new application that will allow you to:

  • Connect to Piwigo from your Android smartphone
  • Display your albums
  • Navigate through your photos and display them in full screen
  • Create new albums
  • Upload photos to your Piwigo from your Android smartphone

Don’t wait any longer to download the application and give us your feedback!

télécharger piwigo android

If you wish, you can also download the application from the alternative F-Droid directory.

Discover some screenshots below:

piwigo android albums
piwigo android photos

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