Fly Labs is known for a few of its iOS apps that make it quite easy to edit videos on the go, the team has received good attention for its work so much so that it caught Google’s eye and the tech giant has now confirmed that it has acquired Fly Labs. The reason for this acquisition is to improve the video features of Google Photos, the team will help build better video tools for Google Photos.
In a statement posted on its website announcing the acquisition Fly Labs said that this deal is a “perfect match” for the company and that it looks forward to folding its technology into Google Photos.
For the next three months Fly Labs’ apps, Clips, Crop, Fly and Tempo will be available to download. These apps previously offered in-app purchases but during these three months Google will let anyone get all of the premium features offered in these apps for free.
It’s quite ironic to be honest to see Fly Labs being acquired by Google, after all the company never released its apps for Android, and founder Tim Novikoff even said in an interview last year that he didn’t expect the apps to arrive on Android because “iPhone users appreciate great design more than Android users do.”
Well that doesn’t seem to have stopped Google from spending its money on Fly Labs!