Yahoo! Acquires GhostBird Software, The Company Behind KitCam and PhotoForge2

Posted Jun 12, 2013

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is on an acquisition spree including today’s announced that they have bought GhostBird Software.  GhostBird is known for developing a couple of iPhone photography apps called KitCam and PhotoForge2.  The two apps will be shut down effective immediately and they are no longer on the Apple App Store as of today.

“Over the last few years, mobile photography has really taken off, and we feel privileged to have been part of its growth. We are especially humbled to have introduced some of the most-loved photography apps to the App Store. We have been dedicated to bringing incredible photo-editing experiences to iOS since 2009; and the best part is that the journey has just begun,” said GhostBird on their homepage.  “As photography enthusiasts, we are long-time admirers of Flickr, and we?re thrilled to be able to bring our technology and passion for beautiful photos to the Flickr team. There has been so much exciting progress at Yahoo! as they re-imagine their most-loved products for mobile, including the awesome new Flickr apps for iOS and Android.”

Yahoo! and GhostBird did not disclose the terms of the deal, nor was the price of the deal mentioned.  If you have KitCam and PhotoForge2 on your phone, you can continue to use them, but the software will no longer be maintained.

Based in Toronto, Ontario, GhostBird Software was founded in 2008.  The company was founded by former EA employee Travis Houlette and Ye Lu.

Other companies that Yahoo! recently acquired includes PlayerScale, Tumblr ($1.1 billion), Loki Studios, Milewise, GoPollGo, and Astrid.