It seems that Google continues with its buying spree and this time it has come down to Odysee. They are a small startup dedicated to the world of photography, and specialise in security copies and backups of said photos.
These security copies go from the user’s mobile device directly to their computer without going through a private server. The application uses the device cache in order to keep a copy of less quality of the photo in question and allows the user to view the full quality when a connection is available.
It has come to our attention that both Android and iOS applications have been removed from the Play Store and App Store and according to the Odysee homepage the service will shutdown completely by the 23rd of February, including the API that was available for other apps to use to take advantage of the service. They are not accepting any new users but do not fear.
If you already are a user of the service you will be able to download your photos and videos as an archive after the shutdown occurs.
We are excited to share that the Odysee Platform Team will be joining the Google+ Team.
Odysee’s vision was to be the easiest way for everyone to capture unlimited memories and access them everywhere. We are very excited to join Google where we’ll continue to focus on building amazing products that people love.
Our deepest thanks to every one of our users. To help you with the transition, the Odysee service will continue till Feb 23rd and soon after that all your photos and videos will be available as a downloadable archive.
The Odysee Team
It is also known that Google is incorporating the current developers of Obysee into their huge team at Google+. The specific jobs haven’t been detailed we are sure their expertise in photo and video backup will be put to good use in a similar feature available on Google+.