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Apple has reportedly acquired the company behind the photography app SnappyCam, which allows the iPhone to take continuous, full-res photos at higher speeds than the native camera
Following the app’s recent disappearance from the App Establishment, TechCrunch brings word that the one-man SnappyLabs operation is now under Apple’s command.
The SnappyCam app, made it possible for the iPhone’s cam to snap full resolution shots at between 20-30 frames per 2nd, depending upon the iPhone model and as much as 60fps at lower resolution
Naturally, that’s significantly faster than Apple’s own iSight camera software, and allowed the app to end up being a hit among iPhone users in lots of countries.
Interest from the big guns
According to TechCrunch’s sources, the SnappyCam app had brought in interest from ‘the majority of the significant players,’ but it appears that Apple has actually won the day.
The chance now is that Apple will fold SnappyCam’s functionality into the iOS cam at some time, or will have the developer work on future iPhone camera tech.
Terms of the deal have actually not been validated and Apple hasn’t commented on the reports. However, the sweetheart of creator John Papandriopoulos, posted on Facebook to congratulate her partner, which, we expect is as near confirmation as it comes.
Papandriopoulos is supposedly an electrical engineering phD at the University of Melbourne, however student or not, the Fosters will most likely be on him this evening.