Adobe said it has acquired Aviary, a developer of mobile software development kits (SDKs), to fast-track creative cloud app development.
The acquisition also accelerates Adobe’s strategy to make Creative Cloud a vibrant platform for third-party apps, through a new Creative SDK.
Millions of users are already using Aviary-powered photo-editing apps and thousands of developers are using Aviary’s SDKs across mobile platforms.
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.
The SDK gives third-party developers access to Adobe APIs, previously only available to Adobe’s internal engineering teams.
“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,” Belsky added.
Commenting on the new development, Avi Muchnick, Aviary’s co-founder, said, “We’re excited to join Adobe and tap into their incredible wealth of creative technology and supercharge our collective SDK offering. Together, we will help nurture the next generation of third party creative apps.”