It looks like Adobe has been shopping recently and the company has just purchased Aviary, the developer of a pretty popular self-titled photo editing app that is available in multiple mobile platforms. On top of that, Aviary also has a creative SDK that is being used by thousands of developers around the world and Adobe will be using what Aviary have to make its Creative Cloud a vibrant platform for third-party apps, through a new Creative SDK.
The upcoming Adobe Creative SDK opens up the company’s APIs to third-party developers. It allows them to use a host of Adobe tools that were previously only available to Adobe’s internal engineering teams. Creative SDK is expected to be launched in the coming months, giving third-party developers access to multiple tools to make their image editing apps more useful than ever such as “Touch Slide” software for straight-line drawing, and cloud image-editing services like Content-Aware Fill and Upright.
Both companies will work together to bring Adobe’s editing tools and Creative Cloud services to more mobile platforms. This means that in the near future, the photography app on your phone could create pictures that are compatible with Adobe Photoshop.
“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. 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.” – Scott Belsky, Vice President of Creative Cloud Ecosystem & Behance at Adobe.