Adobe announced on Monday that it has acquired Aviary, developer of popular photo editing app by the same name, and mobile SDKs for the delivery of creative apps. Adobe said it will integrate Aviary's SDK with the forthcoming Adobe Creative SDK, a software library that will "enable developers to tap into Adobe's creative technologies to build mobile apps and drive new connections between mobile devices and Adobe
Creative Cloud desktop applications and services."
"We can barely contain our excitement today as we announce that Aviary has been acquired by Adobe," Aviary wrote on its blog. "Together we will build and connect the next generation of creative applications."
The company's free apps for iOS and Android will continue to be available post the acquisition.
"We will continue to support and enhance Aviary's SDK as part of Adobe's broader Creative SDK offering," the blog post added. "While ensuring no interruption to Aviary's developer community, or their apps' users, we plan to add additional components and services for developers to incorporate - such as the ability to save creations to Creative Cloud in Adobe file formats, access Photoshop technology, and connect creativity across devices using the Creative SDK."
"Aviary has an exceptional team and technology platform, as well as expertise serving a robust developer ecosystem. We're thrilled to leverage Aviary's technology to make our Creative SDK even more powerful for app developers," said Scott Belsky, Vice President of Creative Cloud Ecosystem & Behance at Adobe. "This is great news for developers because thousands of mobile apps will have the opportunity to become compatible with industry-defining desktop tools like Photoshop CC, as well as new Creative Cloud services."