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| May 21, 2014
Dropbox Acquires Dynamic Spherical Photo App Bubbli
Dropbox, the popular cloud storage company, has acquired Bubbli, the app designed for making dynamic spherical photos called "bubbles." As reported by TechCrunch, the acquisition (whose terms are yet undisclosed) has been announced by Bubbli cofounders Ben Newhouse and Terrence McArdle through an email to the app's users:
We’re thrilled to be joining Dropbox. Bubbli’s goal has always been to capture experiences in a way that feels like you are not just viewing photos but reliving memories. By joining forces, we’ll be able to continue to transform how you experience your memories on a much larger scale.If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. Released in the App Store in October last year, Bubbli shall remain available for the time being, allowing users, old and new, to create bubbles with the app. As noted further in the email:
The bubbles everyone has shared have blown us away. We’re working on integrating bubbles into Dropbox and we’ll keep you posted on our progress. Until then, you can continue capturing bubbles the same way you have in the past!Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 7.0 or later, Bubbli is available in the App Store for free. Bubbli's acquisition by Dropbox comes just over a month after the cloud storage company's purchase of another photo app in the form of Loom. That earlier deal, in turn, came just a week after Dropbox introduced its new Carousel app for organizing photos and videos. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]