The company has purchase iOS video developer Fly Labs, meaning some major changes could be coming.
Google has made a big splash, purchasing iOS videography app maker Fly Labs in what seems likely to be a move to overhaul its revamped Photos app.
Google announced its purchase of Fly Labs on Friday, and Fly Labs issued a statement saying that it would become part of the Google Photos development team, according to a PC World report.
The Fly Labs statement calls it a “perfect match” for them, and they are “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,” the statement adds.
It’s not clear exactly what this means for Google Photos, but it seems to indicate that Google plans to be focusing more on improving its video editing ability.
Fly Labs is allowing people to download their iOS apps for free: Clips, Tempo, Fly, and Crop. You will be able to do this for three more months.
Earlier this year, Google unveiled a revamped Photos app that included unlimited free storage. The aim of Google Photos is to be the photo database for users across all devices. It features touch-screen editing that allows users to simply press and drag to select photos, and swipe to the left to bring up a photos assistant to automatically edit photos and videos.
In a statement posted on their website, Fly Labs wrote: “We’re excited to announce that Fly Labs has been acquired by Google! … 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.”