Apple Snaps Up Camera App Developer SnappyLabs
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has acquired SnappyLabs, the company behind a popular iPhone camera app, according to unnamed sources cited by TechCrunch. The SnappyCam app made by SnappyLabs enables the iPhone’s camera to take 20 to 30 high-resolution photos per second. As noted by TechCrunch, this is even faster than Apple’s own burst photography mode found in iOS 7.
SnappyCam is the brainchild of Australian entrepreneur John Papandriopoulos. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Papandriopoulos had previously been approached by “a spectrum of companies” from the San Francisco area that had shown an interest in acquiring the SnappyCam app.
It should be noted that although TechCrunch has reported that SnappyLabs was purchased by Apple, the California-based company has yet to confirm the acquisition. However, the SnappyCam app has vanished from the App Store and both the SnappyLabs and SnappyCam websites have displayed “not found” messages since late December.