bivio (ビビオ)


Payment schedule (2021 -2022)

bivio pays photographers 34 days after each of Apple’s fiscal months.

Please refer to last year’s payment schedule for an explanation.

The chart below shows the 2021/2022 paydays. For example, payments for the fiscal month of October are made on the 3rd of December, while payments for the fiscal month of March are made on the 6th of May.
Payment Schedule (2021 - 2022)

bivio を作った理由

My name is Andrea, and I am a Software Engineer/Amateur Street Photographer.

I made bivio because we, the pro and amateur photographers, don’t have good platforms to exhibit and sell our work.
Currently, we have three undesirable options:

  1. We are the product, and therefore, we have to endure ads, influencers, questionable algorithms, and changes in directions that devalue photography.
  2. We have to pay recurring subscriptions fees that get higher depending on how much functionality we want to unlock.
  3. We cannot decide the price of our work; we upload our photos and hope for the best.

On bivio, you sell and buy images from your phone. There are no subscriptions fees. You keep 100% of the price you decided for your photos.

Grow a following, follow other photographers, and be inspired while exploring the latest posts in chronological order algorithm-free.

Enjoy photography without unwelcome distractions; on bivio, there are no ads, influencers, reels, stories, IGTV, or sneaky tracking algorithms.

Tag your photos and create your feed by following tags and photographers that most impress you.

Improve your craft, help other photographers grow, and show appreciation by leaving comments and likes on your favorite images.

Exhibit your photos with their original ratio without lame crops. Discover details in landscape view and by pinching to zoom.

Receive payments and monitor earnings and payouts connecting your bivio account with Stripe.

To purchase photos and download original resolution images, buy credits from Apple’s In-App Purchase and use your credits to purchase pictures and support photographers.

bivio is on its first iteration, and you, the photographer, can steer future development. So what would you like to see next on bivio? Would you mind commenting on the “bivio の開発予定(英語)” page?
I would love to hear from you.

You can find bivio on the App Store for the iPhone.

The Android version is under development.

Here is a direct link ➞

Image upload tips

Points to remember when uploading an image on bivio

  1. It is not necessary to add a frame to your pictures (commonly done on Instagram). This is important for two reasons:
    1. bivio does not show a cropped image in both landscape or portrait mode.
    2. The image that you upload is the same image that will be downloaded after purchase.
  2. Don’t upload pictures with a watermark. This is also important for two reasons:
    1. Same as point b above, the image uploaded is the same image downloaded after purchase.
    2. bivio has a watermark feature from Settings > Watermark. You can upload your own watermark from the Watermark screen, and it will appear on the image visible on bivio.

Payment schedule (2020 – 2021)

長文の説明を読みたくない方は下記の カレンダーを参照ください.

bivioの支払いスケジュールは Apple社 の支払いスケジュールに基づいているので、Apple社 の支払いルールを説明させていただきます。

Apple 社は独自の会計年度を定めており、9月末に始まり9月末に終わります。
例えば Apple社 の2021年の会計年度の開始日は 2020年9月27日 で、終了日は 2021年9月25日です。.

さらに困ったことに、計算してみると各会計年度は1日足りないので、約5年ごとに Apple社 は「うるう週」を追加していることになります。

かなり特殊な例を除いて*Apple社 は、各会計月の33日後に支払いを行います。 bivio はその翌日にフォトグラファーの皆さんに送金手続を行います。 1日後、つまり: Apple社 の各会計月の34日後です。.


Payment schedule


*私は今年度(2021年)からアップル社の支払いを受け始めたのですが、アップル社と長いビジネス経験のある 他のデベロッパー によれば、11月決算は度々早く支払われることが多いようです。