Official Statement From GhostBird Software Regarding Yahoo! Acquisition

Yesterday we announced that Yahoo! had purchased the developers of Kitcam and PhotoForge2 apps in order to strengthen photo editing and filter options for Flickr. We requested additional information from GhostBird and have published their official response below. The main point being really, is that if you have KitCam or PhotoForge2 apps on your devices, you will be able to continue to use them in their current versions. But you will not be able to update the apps. If you have previously purchased these apps, you will be able to re-download them via iCloud.




Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at:


  • John

    And once again, we the loyal supporters, who purchased the apps and made in-app purchases, are expected to rejoice at their windfall. We are left with two great apps that will soon become obsolete and deleted. Thanks for your loyalty to us, GhostBird software! You do remember us, right?

  • Phil Bishop

    Bummer they sold out those were two of my favorite apps…. thanks for being greedy bastards.

  • Richard Smith

    Absolutely heartbreaking. I still love Photoforge2 enough to say that I’ll hold up on updating my iOS until I find something suitable. It was the first app I ever reviewed, and I use it every single day in creating my montage art. Nothing I’ve found yet comes close to its photoshop-like layer blending and masking techniques. Please share your recommendations for a replacement if, like me, you will miss this app.