Off duty: FotoSwipe

FotoSwipe founders Brad Rubin, left, and Sylvain Dufour play tennis together regularly.

FotoSwipe founders Brad Rubin, left, and Sylvain Dufour play tennis together regularly.

by Jessie Ammons

photograph by Travis Long

“We never end up talking about the game itself or its technicalities, if we did an awesome backhand or something. Every time we switch sides or do a water break, we’re talking about FotoSwipe.” – Sylvain Dufour, co-founder, FotoSwipe photo sharing app, who plays tennis weekly with co-founder Brad Rubin

Sylvain Dufour and Brad Rubin launched FotoSwipe last October and it reached half a million downloads in half a year. “People are sharing about 1.4 million photos per second,” Rubin says of the app, which allows users to literally swipe photos from one smartphone’s screen to another, regardless of whether the phones use iOS (Apple’s processing system) or Android. Once a week, they head from their HQ Raleigh headquarters to Millbrook Exchange Park for a quick tennis match. “It’s good to get on the court,” Rubin says. “You forget about everything else in life and you just focus on tennis. It’s that escape for me.” Dufour agrees, and says it may factor into forward planning. “Our future office, if it’s big enough, will have a ping pong table.”

To learn more, visit fotoswipe.com or search for it in your phone’s App Store.