Good news for Shutterstock Contributors around the world! Today the agency announced they've updated their Contributor app to include in-app registration in both iOS and Android.
As of now, you can be one of Shutterstock's over 650,000 contributors by simply downloading the app to your phone, signing up and submitting your images on the go. A very useful feature for the next generation of mobile-first contributors they hope helps to improve their submitting experience.
The company also revamped its customer-oriented app, including an easy search for similar images, one of the most loved recent features in their desktop platform.
Download Shutterstock Contributor App right here. And keep reading for more deets on this update!
Register as Shutterstock Contributor from your Phone
So far the Shutterstock Contributor app allowed you to receive push notifications of the kind of photos being in high demand in your region, as well as tracking your approved photos, sales and commissions in real time.
But now you can administrate your contributor work from beginning to end on mobile, as the new app update includes in-app registration. If you're not a Shutterstock Contributor yet but you have great photos sitting on your phone you think could make you some bucks, all you have to do is download the Shutterstock Contributor app, launch it and sign up for free as a contributor.
Once approved on board, you'll be able to submit photos to the Shutterstock marketplace straight away, directly from your phone. And just like before, track your approvals and earnings as well as trending content you can submit to maximise your sales. It's as easy as it sounds.
Ready to give it a try? Download Shutterstock Contributor App.
The Next Gen of Mobile Contributors
Shutterstock explained this update was almost a given after experiencing a fast-paced growth in files submitted from their mobile app on both iOS and Android platforms. As more people submit their photos from the app, it only made sense to ensure anyone could give it a go.
As mobile cameras are every day more advanced and are capable of producing DSLR and above quality images, the agency says, there is now a whole generation of mobile-first stock contributors producing beautiful photos with their phones. For them, the in-app signup is the perfect chance to start monetising their images right on their device of choice.
In-App Similar Search for Customers
There is another Shutterstock app that was updated today, and that is the Customer-oriented app. Which now includes the easy search for similar images –powered by AI technology– that the agency popularized on their desktop version.
This enhancement may appear minimal, but it's certainly relevant for buyers who will now have it a lot easier to find exactly the perfect photos for their projects, on the fly. And as a contributor, this gives your photos more chances to be discovered and purchased.
Go Mobile with Shutterstock Apps
Today it was made very clear that Shutterstock is very eager on making their whole creative platform and service not only mobile-friendly but also mobile-first.
If you're already living the mobile life and shooting great photos with your phone, this must be music to your ears. But if you're still hesitant on making the switch, this news is also a good opportunity for you to give it a test. It's fast, it's easy, and it's Shutterstock. Well worth it, we think.
Get the Shutterstock Contributor App here and let us know how it works for you!