Development, support to continue on Aviary's SDK under Adobe's Creative SDK banner
Adobe announced that it acquired a developer of software development kits (SDK) for photo-editing and third-party mobile software. Aviary's SDKs are to be folded into the Adobe Creative SDK, which the company is building as a development platform for mobile apps. Terms of the acquisition were not given, but Aviary was privately held.
Moves to startup to fill gap from Picnik closure
Flickr has announced that Aviary will be its new photo editing web app. The division of Yahoo had been using Google's Picnik, but had to scramble to find a replacement after Google announced plans in January to shut Picnik down on April 19 as part of a streamlining of operations that Google began last August.
Editing tech already in two third-party iPad apps
Aviary has launched its first iPad SDK, as well as several new API extensions, according to All Things Digital. The developer specializes in an image editing platform which third-party developers can insert into web and native mobile apps. The initial iPad apps to use the technology are Pic Collage and Flickr Studio, the latter being an unofficial title based mainly on the Flickr API.