Ahead of the weekend, Adobe announced that it has acquired privately held Aviary.
Aviary is a developer of mobile SDKs (Software Development Kits) for the delivery of creative apps.
Given the popularity of Aviary-powered photo-editing apps, the acquisition aims to accelerate Adobe’s strategy to make Creative Cloud a “vibrant platform for third-party apps, through a new Creative SDK.”
Currently under development, Adobe Creative SDK is a software library that enables 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.
“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,” reads a provided statement from 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.”