Dropbox buys Bubbli an iOS app that lets you take 3D panoramas

Dropbox, the cloud-sharing app company, has made a new acquisition and bought 3D photo editing app Bubbli.

Dropbox, the cloud company, has made a new acquisition and bought 3D photo editing app Bubbli, according to a report on TechCrunch


According to a newsletter sent out by Bubbli's founder Ben NewHouse and  Terrence McArdle to their users , the app's core technology is getting integrated into Dropbox. Bubbli is an iOS-only app and will continue existing for sometime.


The email, which was put out by TechCrunch reads, "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. 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!"


The full details of the deal are not yet known. Where Bubbli is concerned, the app allows users to create 'bubbles', which are essentially 360 photospheres with sound and allows users to share them with other users even those who don't have the app.


How bubbli works is like this: Once you start the app, users then have to record according to a sphere all around themselves by standing in one place. Users must move the iPhone camera to cover all the white spaces with what the camera sees. Once you're done app will stitch that whole thing together to show a proper 3D photosphere with sound. Users can share this bubble with friends on Bubbli or their Facebook friends.


Do note that once you're done shooting the 'bubble' it will take some time to get uploaded, so don't panic.


Dropbox has been on an acquiring spree lately. The company recently bought photo app Loom and collaborative document tool Hackpad.


Dropbox also launched a new app called Carousel, which is like a gallery for all the photos and videos from your Dropbox account. Carousel combines the photos in your Dropbox with the photos on your phone, and automatically backs up new ones as you take them. Carousel sorts all these photos by date, location and event.


The app is available on both iOS and Android and it will be interesting to see how the technology on Bubbli will be integrated in Carousel.

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