Photo editor Aviary goes mobile with iPhone and Android apps

Image Credit: Top image courtesy of David Hammonds, Shutterstock

Aviary, the popular in-browser photo editor, is now available as an iPhone and Android app, and it’s coming to Windows Phone soon, as well.

The mobile apps will feature Aviary’s signature fast editing, one-tap auto-enhance feature, and a slate of familiar effects. Extra features for the mobile apps include a souped-up gallery for your recent photos and customization options for the tools you use most in the editor. You can get high-res pics out of the app, and you can also purchase bonus packs of special effects.

The main purpose of the app is not simply to delight you humble consumer types, but rather to show off the company’s mobile SDKs (software development kits) for developers.

“Since we released our mobile SDKs (currently available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7), we’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from partners and users alike: everyone loves the convenience of being able to use Aviary within their favorite mobile apps,” the company stated in a press release via email.

“That said, we still heard from a lot of people who wished they could occasionally use it as a standalone photo editing app on their phone.”

The SDK will let developers pick and choose from among Aviary’s editing tools and tweak the UI to meet their own needs and match their apps’ current branding.

And let’s be frank: Aviary is a bit too late to the mobile-photo-editing game to compete with current heavy-hitters such as Instagram or Camera+. Branding this launch as a show-and-tell for developers is, if nothing else, a pretty good way to spin the app’s arrival in the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Here’s a sneak peek:

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