Apple has reportedly acquired a startup called SnappyLabs. SnappyLabs is a one-person company that has created the SnappyCam camera application. The app lets iPhone users shoot up to 30 full-resolution frames per second, which is higher than the 10 frames per second option offered through their own camera app. The SnappyCam app also utilizes 6X lossless digital zoom and has various aspect ratios for images.
John Papandriopoulos, the founder of SnappyLabs, said back in September 2013 that he was in talks with several “Internet giants” about a buyout in an interview with Sydney Morning Herald. The deal was confirmed with TechCrunch. The terms of the deal was undisclosed.
The SnappyCam app is no longer available on the Apple App Store. Twitter and Facebook accounts connected to the company has been locked down as well.
Papandriopoulos received a PhD in electrical engineering from the University Of Melbourne. He currently works in San Francisco. The SnappyCam app was released in summer 2012. Most likely, Apple will utilize features from the SnappyCam app and integrate it into future versions of the Camera app.