Google Acquires Fly Labs To Join Its Google Photos Team

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As we speak, Google acquired Fly Labs to hitch its Google Photos staff. The corporate aimed to assist individuals edit movies and photographs and it sported 3 million downloads over the previous 18 months. Their suite of apps (Tempo, Fly and Crop) can be made obtainable for the subsequent three months. You’ll nonetheless have the ability to use them, however there shall be no extra updates.

We just lately performed round with their app “Clips” and it was fairly rad. See our interview under:

Product Lead on Google Photos, David Lieb, shared a few of his ideas on the acquisition:

Right here’s the note from the staff on the acquisition. Phrases weren't disclosed.

We’re excited to announce that Fly Labs has been acquired by Google!

Our mission at Fly Labs has all the time been easy: to assist individuals take advantage of their pictures and movies. We make video modifying apps as a result of we consider that there’s no higher solution to keep related together with your reminiscences than by partaking with them creatively. Within the final 18 months, our video modifying apps have been downloaded greater than 3 million occasions in over one hundred fifty totally different nations. Greater than 20 million movies have been created with apps made by Fly Labs.

We’re excited to proceed on our mission by becoming a member of Google and the Google Photos staff in Mountain View, California. Google Photos is a house in your life’s reminiscences, powered by Google’s machine studying and pc imaginative and prescient know-how. It’s an ideal match for what we constructed at Fly Labs, and we’re wanting ahead to folding our know-how into Google Photos. We’ll be pouring the identical ardour into Google Photos that we poured into Clips, Fly, Tempo and Crop on the Fly.

In the meantime, as of in the present day, all Fly Labs apps are utterly free with no in-app purchases! The apps will probably be obtainable on the App Retailer for an additional 3 months – so you possibly can nonetheless download them and use them to get artistic with video – however please note that we'll not be submitting any extra updates to the apps. As soon as the apps are faraway from the App Retailer you'll nonetheless have the ability to use them, however they'll not be obtainable for download.

We’d wish to thank our customers, our beta testers, our buyers, our associates, our households, and everyone who helped us get this far. Onwards and upwards!

The Fly Labs Team

After breaking free from Google+ as its personal product, Google Photos just lately handed the 100M consumer mark. These customers have uploaded 50 billion pictures and movies.

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Source : TechCrunch