Adobe-Aviary

Adobe has acquired privately held Aviary for an undisclosed sum. Headquartered in New York City, Aviary offers a photo-editing platform that powers thousands of mobile applications, including its self-titled iOS and Android apps, and has been used to edit billions of images, says Adobe.

The cornerstone of the Aviary platform is a free SDK that provides developers with a customizable photo editor that can be embedded into apps on iOS, Android, Windows and Web (HTML5).The Aviary services will be integrated into Adobe’s Creative Cloud, and the company says it is working on building the Creative Cloud as a platform for third-party apps, through a new Creative SDK currently under development.