Starting in the following months, Google will begin to edit photos in its newly acquired Fly Labs. The goal of their collaboration is to bring Google’s recognition technology and Fly Labs’ photo editing apps together to offer users advanced features for image manipulation.
Fly Labs have sparked Google’s interest after the company’s recent reports indicated an impressive surge in the percentage of their app users. The Seattle-based company has revealed that their popular video editing apps have been downloaded 3 million times in the last 18 months. Moreover, users come from 150 distinct countries, proving once again that Fly Lab’s popularity knows no boundaries.
Google thinks the game developing enterprise has what they need to spice up their video and photo editing programs. Consequently, the two players have joined hands hoping that their technology and expertise will help bring Google Photos back in users’ attention. Neither of the two companies has provided details on the financial terms of the deal.
According to Fly Lab’s official declaration, their most famous apps, Clips, Tempo, Crop and Fly will be completely free starting with the following period. Users will find the iOS-based apps in Apple store for three more months, but after this time interval they will no longer be able to download them from the online store. Customers, who have already purchased the apps, can still continue to use them, but they will not receive updates anymore.
Google Photos will be the sole benefiter of Fly Lab’s expertise, according to the company’s declaration. The two enterprises did not say what their objectives or plans for the future are, they have only hinted that they want to create new video editing apps that will incorporate Google’s computer vision technology.
Looking at Google Photos’ recent reports, it seems that the platform would require advanced image recognition options. The tech developer numbers 100 million Google Photos users, a surge that became more visible after Google+ was assigned to another company. There are currently 50 billion photos and videos available on Google Photos; hence, developers’ need to dedicate more attention to the online platform.
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