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Yahoo! Picks Up KitCam and PhotoForge To Strengthen Flickr

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KitCam and PhotoForge have long been favorite apps of many iPhone photographers – sadly these apps are no longer available or at least currently available in the Apple App store as Yahoo! has acquired the developers – GhostBird.

Ever since Flickr upgraded their photo sharing site they’ve been on the look out to offer more, they were seriously lacking in the photo editing space and by picking up PhotoForge they can fill that niche very nicely. KitCam too is/was a fabulous filter app, so it looks like the entire GhostBird portfolio and their team have been gobbled up. We have requested additional information and at soon as that’s forthcoming we’ll let you know!

If you’re still running KitCam and PhotoForge on your device, bear in mind that if you delete it now, you will not be able to reload it. Also, of course, you cannot make any additional in-app purchases or receive any customer support – but we’ll keep you informed on all of this.

 

Marissa Mayer – CEO of Yahoo!

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— 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 - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com 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: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

6 replies on “Yahoo! Picks Up KitCam and PhotoForge To Strengthen Flickr”

I am hoping that Yahoo plans to follow the example set by Google’s acquisition of Snapseed by releasing free and enhanced versions of KitCam and PhotoForge in a few months. Taking these products off the App Store may be their attempt to avoid the minor black eye that Google faced on the Internet when they continued to charge users for the old version of Snapseed up until the free version was announced.

Hey! This looks like a good thing. If they go the way of google the apps will just become free! Anything is better than those lame filters currently in the Flickr app.

[…] 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. […]

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