Google Buys iOS Video Editing App Developer Fly Labs
On Friday, Google has bought Fly Labs, an iOS video app developer to further bolster their new and revamped Photos App. Fly Labs released an statement about the acquisition and says that their team will become part of the Google Photos development team, and that its technology will be integrated into the existing Google Photos apps.
We're excited to continue on our mission by joining Google and the Google Photos team in Mountain View, California. Google Photos is a home for your life's memories, powered by Google's machine learning and computer vision technology. It's a perfect match for what we built at Fly Labs, and we're looking forward to folding our technology into Google Photos. We'll be pouring the same passion into Google Photos that we poured into Clips, Fly, Tempo and Crop on the Fly.
Fly Labs is a company that worked on creating video editing apps and their apps have been downloaded more than 3 million times in over 150 different countries. More than 20 million videos have been created with apps made by Fly Labs.
We believe that Google is planning to integrate some of Fly Lab's tech as a web-service and integrate them with their Photos App and YouTube to bring improved video editing features.
In the meantime, if you own an iPhone, you can get a taste of what might be to come. As part of its transition to the Google Photos team, Fly Labs announced that its iOS apps Clips, Tempo, Fly, and Crop will remain available on the App Store for three more months, and will be completely free, with no in-app purchases. However, please note that these apps will no longer get any updates. In addition, once the apps are removed from the App Store you will still be able to use them, but they will no longer be available for download.
Source: Fly Labs