WeTransfer opens its API, Getty Images named as first partner

Andy Boxall

In app-development-2, news

December 8, 2015

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File sharing platform WeTransfer has launched an API, and confirmed the first company to make use of it is Getty Images. Close competitors Dropbox and Box both already have open APIs, but WeTransfer separates itself from them by focusing on transferring files between users, rather than storing them.

For Getty, it’s using the API inside the iStock stock image service, allowing users to transfer files of any size — up to and including 4K resolution video — without leaving the iStock site. As a bonus for WeTransfer Plus users, where the file transfer limit is pushed to 20GB, site backgrounds will be taken from Getty’s library.

WeTransfer has opened its API, and Getty Images is the first partner company announced

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Additionally, anyone who has subscribed to iStock’s annual service will get a free year’s subscription to WerTransferPlus, which usually costs $120.

Bas Beerens, CEO of WeTransfer, said:

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“iStock by Getty Images was the natural choice to be our first API partner. They have a broad customer base of creatives that regularly needs high resolution image transferring. WeTransfer is all about making it easy to share large files, with nearly sixty percent of our users working as creatives. Working together was a no-brainer. Now we’re just excited about the potential.”

Currently, the WeTransfer API is only open to selected partners.